Police Point Artist in Residence Program

Expressions of Interest are now open for the 2024 Artist-in-Residence program, at Police Point.

Mornington Peninsula Shire has successfully delivered an Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program at Police Point Shire Park since 2015. In 2024, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) is overseeing the operational and creative development of the residency. Themes for the program include raising broad awareness and appreciation for our environment, creative development about coastal concepts and/or heritage of the area, responses to the impacts of climate change, and ecological ways of being.

The AiR is open to visual artists, cultural practitioners, curators, writers, musicians and researchers. We encourage applications from local, interstate and international artists, as-well as artists from diverse backgrounds, including First Nations, LGBTIQA+, culturally diverse and artists with a disability. 

Expressions of interest will close on Friday March 22, 11:59pm.

Please see the AiR website page here, to apply.

Reflections from previous Artists in Residence

The Police Point Artist Residency was a precious experience and a catalyst of various new bodies of work. Living and working at Monmar for a month, I was deeply inspired by the beauty of its extraordinary landscape. The inspiration I gained being in contact with the unique rhythms of the place and the flora of the sacred women’s land of the Bunurong/Boon Wurrung people had proven to be invaluable and has continued to inform my practice to this day.” – Marynes Avila

“The coastal landscapes, birdlife, tranquillity and views from the cottage makes the Police Point Residency an experience that stays with you forever.” – Steve Salo

“Wild, free, unique, memorable, beautiful, was the landscape. Life changing, free, happy, productive, excited was me. A wonderful experience, cherished.” – Sarah Morrow

“My two weeks at Portsea were an unforgettable experience. Spectacular displays of everchanging light, magnificent skies and ocean are an endless source of inspiration. I loved the tranquillity, the solitude, and the opportunity to be immersed in nature, a chance to connect with the landscape and reconnect with myself.” – Maria Radun

Please direct any enquiries to mprgair@mornpen.vic.gov.au