The introduction of text as art and the notion of the artist working in the study instead of the studio gave me, as a writer, entrance into the game
— Lucy Lippard

The Writer in Residency is delivered in partnership with The SA Writers Centre, and is focused on fostering arts writing and criticism by emerging arts writers.

The program provides a 6 - 12 month residency at The Mill, six pieces of commissioned writing and the production of a final publication - a retrospective, of sorts. 

Designed to support South Australian arts writing - whether writing about contemporary art or creative writing - the Writer in Residence aims to create a broader audience for arts writing. The program strengthens the field as a whole and ensures that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.

Throughout the program, The SA Writers Centre will facilitate a series of  masterclasses and workshops within and for the writing community. These will be directed at practicing writers as well as visual artists. Stay tuned for more info.

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Writer In Residence Eleanor Scicchitano

Eleanor is the Visual Arts Program Curator at Country Arts SA. In 2012 she completed a Masters in Curatorial and Museum Studies at Adelaide University and she has previously work as a co-director at FELTspace ARI and founding co-director of onesixteenth ARI. She is a Board member at ACE Open, and spent 5 weeks in Venice in 2015, working in the Australian Pavilion at the Biennale.

She maintains in independent curatorial and writing practice, and has presented exhibitions in galleries around Australia. She has published articles, reviews and essays with Artlink Magazine, Marmalade, and for a number of artists and galleries in Adelaide.

Writer In Residence Aimee Knight

Aimee writes cultural criticism and creative non-fiction. Her words appear on and in The Big Issue, Little White Lies, Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Daily Life, Broadly and more.

In 2015 she was a Writer in Residence at SA Writers Centre. The following year, she was selected for Critics Campus at Melbourne International Film Festival. She’s set to appear as an artist at National Young Writers Festival in October 2017.

Aimee is a poptimist who digs gender equality, sexual diversity and good mental health. Dancing on stage with Bruce Springsteen didn’t cure her anxiety, but it sure did help.

Read her work here.