The Room to Create Artist-in-Residency Program commenced in late 2017 as a pilot program, across three under-utilised council buildings. Since then, the program has grown to include several more spaces with eleven artists of varied disciplines.
Adelle Mills is an artist using mobile phones, chat and text forms, and performance to explore what they bring to the function of language
Andrew Atchison is an artist, writer and educator currently based in Melbourne.
Arini Byng's practice addresses the affective qualities of materials, gestures and settings - undertaking exercises in image, movement and form to negotiate political scenes.
Audrey Lam is a filmmaker who used her Studio One residency to develop her film focusing on post-industrial Hong Kong and familial ties.
Ayman Kaake's passion for cinema and photography eventually developed into a body of digital art works, creating images and video installation that delve into the dreamlike world of personal experiences, emotional turmoil, and the complexities of isolation that came from starting a new life in a new country.
Guy Grabowsky is a Melbourne-based artist and photographer working with analogue photography.
Hayley van Ree
Hayley van Ree’s practice is a constant blending of fashion and installation art, existing at a unique intersection of the two. Hayley uses pre-loved and/or lowbrow or trashy objects and images and elevates them to her own version of high art or haute couture.
Jonathan Sinatra is a dancer, choreographer, photographer and educator, who continually looks at ways to develop a sustainable practice for himself, fellow artists and the broader community.
Josephine Mead is a visual artist, writer and curator based in Naarm (Melbourne). She works through photography, sculpture, installation and text to explore personal notions of support.
Katayoun Javan is an Iranian photographic artist based in Melbourne. She studied photography at Tehran Azad University and completed a MFA at Deakin University in 2013.
Michelle Mantsio is an artist whose practice is research-based, where she undertakes interviews and fieldwork that become actual instructions guiding her subsequent art-making.
Muhubo Sulieman is a weaver who draws on techniques and processes from her traditional Somali culture which she learnt while observing her mother from age five.
Robert and Lyn-Al Young
Brother and sister Robert and Lyn-Al Young are artists who used their residency at the Florence Peel Centre to develop a body of work that included paintings, textiles and boomerangs.
Scotty So works across media, using painting, photography, site-responsive installation, video and drag performance to explore the often-contradictory relationship between humour and sincerity within lived experience.
Zilverster (Irene Hanenbergh + Sharon Goodwin)
Zilverster is an ongoing collaborative project between Sharon Goodwin and Irene Hanenbergh, two Melbourne based artists who have garnered strong individual reputations for their imaginative, elaborate and meticulously rendered expanded drawing and painting practices.