Digital Art Retreat


April Residency: April 15-19, 2015 (this residency is now closed)

TasRes Art and Technology offers a unique residential retreat on Tasmania’s beautiful North West coast for artists, writers, journalists, art curators, researchers, digital film makers, photographers, textile artists, dancers and educators who want to improve their digital design skills to promote their own work and learn how to incorporate cutting-edge digital technology into their art.

TasRes Art and Technology’s digital residential retreat is the first of its kind in Australia. It’s a perfect opportunity for artists, writers and educators to congregate in a beautiful environment and learn about digital skills and how they can be applied to promote their own artwork or for the creation of innovative technology-driven art installations, eBooks, clothing designs, performance art, photography and movie-making.

TasRes Art and Technology retreats are held in the pristine Tasmanian environment and give participants plenty of time and space to reflect. Residents will be encouraged to engage in trans-disciplinary discussions in the production of their work and will be exposed to Tasmania’s inspirational galleries, delicious food and wine and the spectacular light and colour of the landscape by way of excursions and nature walks.

There will also be a focus on Tasmania’s ecological and conservation issues and international links are being forged with like-minded residencies in other countries.

Retreat participants may undertake short courses in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and Indesign, all of which are presented by an experienced digital media teacher. Retreat participants may choose to attend only the workshops that interest them and can indicate their preferences on the application form below.

Residents will learn how to promote their work through social media such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and on the TasRes Art & Technology website.

All participants will enjoy the immense benefits of upskilling, creating and relaxing in a dynamic group environment comprised entirely of fellow artists.

Accommodation is at Hawley House which is situated on 400 acres of spectacular countryside in Port Sorrell.

Additionally, this residency includes a qualified yoga teacher to ensure participants have time to unwind and relax with gentle yoga and mindfulness meditation sessions.

Each participant will be asked to contribute the rights to use a piece of work on the TasRes Art & Technology website at retreat’s end, or a written piece edited for publication by Midlifexpress.

Contact Sue or Julianne for details or fill in our expression of interest form below.

Complete and submit form online  registration form.

For further information please refer to our FAQs.