In 2021, OSCA began its inaugural residency program at our Post Office Projects studio. This extended residency program supports the development of local artists interested in working in public spaces.
RESIDENCY #1 – Miriam Sims
Emerging visual artist, Miriam Sims undertook a period of research into the unused and abandoned heritage buildings and other indications of the past history of trade in Port Adelaide. She produced a series of 2D text-based maps and event scores that were presented as a one day exhibition on the 14 August 2022 as part of SALA – South Australian Living Arts Festival
image: Draining diagram / artist: Miriam Sim
RESIDENCY #2 – KEIRA SIMMONS
Keira J. Simmons (she/they) is an emerging South Australian sound artist and sound designer based on unceded Kaurna Land. Her work in speculative soundwalking explores bodily engagements with sound as processes of emplacement, with a focus on psychoacoustics and acoustic ecology. They also perform meditative ambient sets, manipulating field recordings and vocal loops to create absorbing textures. Keira’s residency will focus on the development of a series of Speculative Soundwalks, and establishing the framework for future projects.
Keira is also presenting a news work at the 2023 SALA – date tbc
Are you our next artist in residence? OSCA is seeking expressions of interest from SA artists interested in working in public spaces to undertake extended research time at our studio based at Post Office Projects (POP) in Port Adelaide. This unpaid residency offers full time access to our studio and OSCA equipment, artist support and mentoring, plus presentation possibilities at POP and as part of OSCA’s annual program. For more information, please email Paul Gazzola at [email protected] with a short statement about your practice, a one-page cv and your contact details.