Police Point Artist in Residence Program

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The Shire's Police Point Artist in Residence program has been running for over 5 years. It has hosted over 100 Australian and international artists at Police Point Shire Park in Portsea, Victoria.

Please read the Police Point Artist in Residence Program Information before applying. A form will be available on this page to submit your application. To keep up to date with announcements, follow the Arts and Culture Instagram account @mornpenartsandculture.

For the benefits of the Artist in Residence Program, read the reflection by artist and creative Natasha Johns-Messenger:

Download: Natasha Johns-Messenger AiR reflection(PDF, 52KB)

Image: Gatekeeper's Cottage and Police Point Shire Park, Portsea, Victoria.

About the program

The Police Point Artist-in-Residence program is founded on the belief that artists look closely at the way the world works, notice things that others may have missed, challenge ideas, experiment, and create new opportunities to look at the world and its resources. Through the program, artists are encouraged to use their observational skills to portray the variety of cultural and natural resources throughout the park such as historic structures, cultural landscapes, geologic features, coastal waters, and marine life as well as plant and animal life.

Over the next three years, in line with the Council and Well Being Plan 2021 - 2025 and Our Arts and Culture Plan 2024, we will build on the achievements of the existing Police Point Artist in Residence program. We’ll do this by creating a sustainable future in which creative practitioners are provided with a unique and meaningful opportunity to explore, and potentially extend their practice in a social environment that is both rich in history and nature. Through the provision of this series of residency opportunities the Mornington Peninsula Shire will be known as a place where ambitious work is supported, made, exhibited, and promoted.


For more information contact the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery team at mprgair@mornpen.vic.gov.au