Defiance Gallery has a longstanding history of supporting artists and providing opportunities to challenge and further an artist’s career. In conjunction with our generous host partners, the gallery provides its artists access to a number of artist residencies. With the peaceful seclusion, artists are given the freedom of the landscape to explore, engage and foster their creative vision.
Giverny Art House is located in Queenstown, New Zealand were visiting artists can explore the wonders and beauty of Queenstown's landscape. The property also boasts numerous permanent sculpture installations set on the expansive five acre grounds overlooking the Shotover River.More images
The residency in Hong Kong aims to introduce accomplished painters to the Hong Kong cityscape and past residencies have included trips into China, to iconic destinations such as Shanghai, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, and Yellow Mountain.
Nestled in the beautiful Hunter Valley, the stunning vistas of rural properties Skye and Bonnington are available to artists staying at the comfortable cottages on the banks of the river. This unique and inspiring residency is made available by Nigel Stewart and Sally Tsoutis.More images
The Normyle Barnhouse is a beautiful cottage and barn located in Maffra within the spectacular Snowy Monaro Region. A stunning location in all four seasons. This residency is offered courtesy of John Normyle.More images
Seal Rocks is a quintessential Barrington Coast isolated seaside village. It's famous for the beautiful lighthouse overlooking the wild and remote beaches and the nearby Myall Lakes National Park. Yallumbee Artist Residency is made available courtesy of Richard and Dr Bruce Caldwell.More images
This inspiring artists program, supported by Defiance Gallery, introduces artists to remote environments across Australia and raises funds for the organisation’s important work protecting and restoring Australia’s biodiversity. Nineteen eminent and emerging Australian artists have taken part to date, raising around $800,000 in proceeds to AWC.Watch Video
This award is presented to two unrepresented artists chosen from the entrants to the Paddington Art Prize each year. The award recipients are offered a joint exhibition at Defiance Gallery Mary Place. They also receive an invitation to one of the artist's residencies Defiance Gallery is affiliated with. The 2020 Defiance Award was also generously supported by Artist Profile Magazine, Pigment Lab and Noyce Brothers Wine.