CAT is home to four fully-supported studios for artists based in Lutruwita/Tasmania. The Studio Residency opportunity gives artists the space to experiment with their practice and grow their professional careers.
What we offer
In 2021 CAT relaunched the Studio Residencies with a new model, integrating studio practice with other CAT programs.
–A dedicated studio space to support a Tasmanian-based artist realise a new exhibition in CAT’s exhibition program. Determined by the CAT Program Committee, this space will be available for two years to enable in-depth development
–A one-year space to the successful Curatorial Mentorship applicant
–Two spaces available by application on an annual basis
CAT Studio Residents also receive access to the CAT project space for presentation of new work or work in progress; profile and development opportunities through CAT’s public and digital programs; engaged feedback with visiting professionals.
Jo Chew’s painting-based practice centres on themes of shelter and home. Her works are often informed by small, collaged studies; seeing this process as a way to explore ideas of displacement and dislocation, but also of rehoming and potential for repair through the continuity of the painted surface. More recently her practice has extended to sculptural installations of found objects, altered, sewn into, and assembled. Jo was a finalist in the Churchie Emerging Art Prize in 2022 and Hatched PICA 2019. She was the recipient of the Zonta Emerging Artist Prize at the Women’s Art Prize Tasmania in 2022 and winner of the 2023 Glover Prize with her painting Tender.
Alongside her studio practice, Jo works as a painting teacher at UTAS and a librarian at Mona.
Recently completing a PhD, Jo aims to use this residency to work on a new body of paintings and experimental sculptural works, continuing her practice into potential new terrain.
Maggie Jeffries is an emerging artist from Lutruwita/Tasmania, based in Nipaluna/Hobart. Her personal practice involves botanical oil paintings which investigate experiential, felt connection to place and how this can be explored through art. Her practice also involves working with artists living with disabilities (artists with all abilities) through mentoring, tutoring, collaboration, and community engagement. She is passionate about celebrating the work of these artists, promoting inclusion in the contemporary arts scene in lutruwita/Tasmania, and facilitating artwork directed by any individual who communicates their stories and truths through art.
In 2020, Jeffries received an artist fellowship to visit and work for Creative Growth, an organisation working with over 170 artists with disabilities in California, USA. After completing her Honours in Painting at the School of Creative Arts and Media in 2022, Jeffries was selected for the Rosamond McCulloch studio residency at the Cite Des Arts Internationale in Paris as well as the Country Glover residency at Patterdale, lutruwita/Tasmania.
Loren Kronemyer is an artist living and working in regional Lutruwita/Tasmania. Her works span objects, interactive and live performance, experimental media art, and large-scale worldbuilding projects aimed at exploring ecological futures and survival skills.
She works solo, and in collaboration as Pony Express. Her approach of deep and immersive research has led her to foster collaborations with a number of niche societies, labs, and specialists. These include Australia’s last broom factory, from whom she learned to make millet brooms for the project Millennial Reaper; and the World Archery federation, from whom she earned a coaching qualification for her project After Erika Eiffel, and the scientists at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, with whom she developed her show Receiver. She received the first Masters of Biological Arts Degree from SymbioticA Lab at the University of Western Australia, and has a PhD from the University of Tasmania. Loren curates Faux Mo at Mona Foma Festival and is the Creative Director of Art Farm Birchs Bay.
Loren is the recipient of the two year studio residency (2024/2025)
Jon Smeathers (b.1992) is a composer, sound and installation artist based in Nipaluna/Hobart, Australia. Jon has exhibited and performed both internationally and across Australia, including at Soft Centre, Serralves em Fiesta (Portugal), Melbourne Festival, the NOW Now Festival (Sydney) and Dark Mofo. Jon’s work taps into the potential of algorithmic displacement, codecs and remix culture to enable a reimagination of one’s spectral and rhythmic currents.
For CAT’s curatorial program, Jon will develop an algorithmic decision-making curatorial practice that considers the socio-political impacts of distributed network algorithms in exhibition practices.
Jon Smeathers is the recipient of the CAT Curatorial Mentorship (2023/2024) which includes a studio
2023 Feras Shaheen, India Kenning, Sabio
2022/2023 Willoh Weiland
2022 Isabella Foster, Cassie Sullivan, Alexandra Hullah (Curatorial Mentorship Resident)
2020/2021 Maria Blackwell, Andy Hutson, Dexter Rosengrave, Jake Walker
2019 Abigail Giblin, Gabbee Stolp, Julia Drouhin, Nanna Bayer
2018 Judith Abell, Priscilla Beck, Lychandra Gieseman, Hilary Green
2017 Joel Crosswell, Vivienne Cutbush, Alex Davern, Claire Pendrigh
2016 Rahni Allan, Selena de Carvalho, Ben Taylor, Tricky Walsh
2015 Joey Gracia, Leigh Hobba, Eloise Kirk, Amber Koroluk-Stephenson
2014 Karin Chan, Darren Cook, Nadège Philippe-Janon, Dylan Sheridan
2013 Jo Chew, Anthony Johnson, Cath Robinson, Peter Waller
2012 Anna Cocks, Lucy Hawthorne, Julie Gough, Amanda Shone
2011 Laura Hindmarsh, Jacob Leary, Benjamin Ryan, Mike Singe
2010 Denise Ava Robinson, Tom O’Hern, Bec Stevens, Nicola Smith
2009 Alicia King, Mish Meijers, James Newitt, Jonathan Partridge