Sunsiz Media invites artists and writers to apply for a residency in the opal mining town of Lightning Ridge, NSW. The residency provides a wonderful environment to create works of art and enjoy a unique experience.

Dr Jillian Gates, artist, educator and director of Sunsiz Media discovered this retreat in 2008 while completing her Ph.D. She found it was the perfect site to write and give her students a greater appreciation of en plein air painting.

The residency was established in 2014 and open to mid-career artists interested in contemporary art practice and writing. Project partnerships are encouraged and Sunsiz Media is an annual sponsor of the SPARK video event in Lightning Ridge. If our artists are working in installation and other spatial and temporal practices, they have the opportunity to submit a proposal to exhibit their work at Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt, NSW.

The Garden

The Garden consists of variety of succulents cactus that are able to survive the the dry summer.

The Residency

The Residency is a restored miners camp rendered in ironstone and is located at Sims Hill off Pandora St, Lightning Ridge.


Sims Hill, Lightning Ridge
NSW 2834, Australia.