Resident Artists

Indonesian visual artist Oceu Apristawijaya painting a portrait of South African resident choreographer Mcebisi Bhayi, at Rimbun Dahan.

Indonesian visual artist Oceu Apristawijaya painting a portrait of South African resident choreographer Mcebisi Bhayi, at Rimbun Dahan.

Since 1994, over 100 artists in a variety of disciplines have lived and worked at Rimbun Dahan, in residencies from 2 weeks to 12 months. Over 30 artists were in residence for a whole year, as part of the Malaysia-Australia Visual Artist Residency (now called the Yearlong Visual Artist Residency). Many other artists from Southeast Asia, Australia and beyond, including painters, sculptors, poets, authors, performance artists, and choreographers, as well as arts managers, have also found inspiration during shorter residencies at Rimbun Dahan. For information on Hotel Penaga resident artists, click here.

Yearlong Visual Artist Residency

12-month residencies for visual artists. From 1994 to 2013 we offered two slots per year for two artists from Malaysia and Australia. From 2016, this residency is only open for one Malaysian artist every year.

Southeast Asian Artist Residency

1-3 month residencies for artists from Southeast Asian countries.

Asialink

3-month residencies for artists from Australia, funded by the Asialink Arts Residency Programme This link will open in a new window..

Choreographers Residency

1-3 month residencies for contemporary dance choreographers.

Open Residencies for International Artists

1-3 month unfunded residencies for artists in any discipline from countries beyond Southeast Asia.


Short Term Residencies

2013
2012
2010
  • Pham Huy Thong, Vietnam
  • Liew Kwai Fei, Malaysia
  • Zaw Win Pe, Myanmar
  • Felicity Fenner, Australia
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
  • Anting Anting, an artist group, Manila, 2004
2003
  • Mark O’Connor, Australia

Asialink Resident Artists

Performing Artists

2005
  • Sue Ingleton

Work Placements

2011-2012
  • Chia Hui Tong, agricultural scientist
2010
  • Raphaël Stoll, horticulturalist
2009
  • Shafirul Azmi & Sufinah Abu Bakar, dancers