The Victorian Regional Artist Residency is an annual opportunity from Chunky Move and Warrnambool Art Gallery for individual artists or collectives residing in Victoria who have a minimum of 3 years professional experience. The aims of the residency are: to engage people with contemporary art and performance across Warrnambool and Melbourne; to propose new ways of thinking about what movement is and the role of movement artists in society; to connect artists and their practice and with the Warrnambool community. Artists are supported with a $4500 artist fee, $500 materials budget, technical support and in-kind studio space for the residency period.
Daniel is at a midpoint of their time in so-called Australia, having lived their first 18 years on Gunditjmara Land, Warrnambool, and the last 18 years on Wurundjeri country in Melbourne. Their residency will explore this midpoint, engaging with their body through stories of childhood, sharing with local artists and leaning into local sites like Tower Hill, The Dirty Angel, Lake Pertrobe and Flagstaff Hill. Throughout the residency, Daniel will explore the rural landscape of their childhood, celebrating their queerness and their contemporary art practise.