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A Trans-Disciplinary Approach to Art, Community  & Environmental sustainability

Residency Programs

The Broken Hill Art Exchange Inc. residency provides facilities for artists and other industry sectors across various fields to research and practice artistic endeavours.

There are three residency application categories:
  • Professional practice: for self-initiated projects and private studio time
  • Community development: to engage local communities and groups through workshop or projects
  • Industry development: for long-term residencies with a view to enhance Broken Hill's reputation as a profitable artistic hub

International Artist Residencies

The Broken Hill Art Exchange operates an International Artist Residency that so far has hosted visiting artists from the UK, Japan, Belgium, Jamaica, Switzerland, the US and Ireland. When the Art Exchange was founded in 2001 residential artists stayed in the homes of volunteers. Today it offers a combination of studio spaces and accommodation in the centre of Broken Hill (the old Grand Hotel), and at the South Side Art Centre, on Duff Street Park. 

Works produced and/or researched by artists while in residence at the Broken Hill Art Exchange have been exhibited in many leading international art events such as the Venice Biennale, the Biennale of Sydney, Bondi Sculptures by the Sea and the Tate Modern, London. Artists work in all media and genres including film & video, music & sound production, painting & drawing, sculpture and environmental art. 

The Broken Hill Art Exchange consists of a variety of different sized living and studio spaces. There is ample work space with WiFi access. A meeting/conference room can be made available, as well as a large workshop space if artists wish to conduct community workshops or have an exhibition. BHAE's vibrant art spaces offer many opportunities for collaboration and inspiration, while also maintaining a quiet and productive work space when required.

The main residency in the heart of the city is in a 1880's retasked hotel. There is a communal kitchen, loungeroom and bathroom facilities for single, dorm and queen rooms, and there are four ensuite rooms as well. Each room has a correlating work room the size of our single rooms. We have a gallery space and studios in our courtyard which are charged separately, and the accommodation is simple and economic.



Single room

Queen room

Ensuite (4 different sized rooms, allocated as available)

Please be aware that BHAE is observing Covid-Safe procedures and protocols for All visitors and residents to our premises. We are guided by advice provided by the Australian government and may implement changes to our guest procedures at short notice. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Individuals, please complete this form

Please be aware of our Terms & Conditions for Residency Bookings

Duff Street is currently unavailable ( January2023)

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Groups, please have your group leader complete this form.


For more information, please contact:
Tel: +61 8 8088 4698

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