In conversation: ARTISTS IN RESIDENCIES

In the closing days of the Project and Residency, Pip Wittenoom, Director of Peer Services and previously acting Director of Emerging and Experimental Arts, Australia Council, joins in conversation with Sophie Forbat, Kaldor Public Art Projects Artistic Program Manager, as they trace the historical and conceptual development of artists’ residencies, and explore their impact for artists and audiences.


Pip Wittenoom
is a project manager, fundraiser and consultant with diverse experience in the public and not for profit sectors in both Australia and the UK. For the last nine years she has worked in arts and cultural management, with roles at Arts Council England South East and freelance arts consultancy in the UK. In 2012, she joined the Australia Council for the Arts as Program Manager and then Acting Director for Emerging and Experimental Arts. She now works as the Director of Peer Services across all areas of arts practice for Council.

Sophie Forbat is Artistic Program Manager for Kaldor Public Art Projects, where she oversees planning, curatorial development and delivery of Projects and events in cities across Australia. Sophie’s career in the visual arts spans 15 years, during which time she has worked on numerous major international exhibitions, including the Biennale of Sydney (2004, 2006, 2008), René Block’s 2006 Belgrade Biennale, and the inaugural 1999 Liverpool Biennial (UK). She has numerous publication credits, including editor of 40 Years: Kaldor Public Art Projects and the catalogue for Marina Abramović: In Residence.

In Conversation: Artists in Residencies from Kaldor Public Art Projects on Vimeo.