Getaroom @ Frontyard
You have a provocation to explore. A project to begin. A local problem to solve. A team of pro-active people to assemble. We have the space and a network of people to connect you with.
Frontyard is a space for research, imagining, problem-solving, doing & not doing, meeting, talking, and making time. There are 2 short-term (1-2 weeks) residency spaces for artists and non-artists, and an open door policy for hosting people in our workshop, garden and library if your project needs a place to grow after your residency ends.
In return for the space and time to think, Frontyard asks for a small gift of time from each resident. That could mean participating as a provocateur in a futuring session, giving a public talk, sharing skills via a workshop, symposium, film night, performance, or something else you think is important for the community.
Learn how to book your residency below.
Past and future residencies
This is an incomplete list of past and future residencies at Frontyard:
|2022-02-28 to 2022-03-22||Tom Malek|
|2022-02-07 to 2022-02-22||Jacqui O'Reilly|
|2022-01-09 to 2022-01-16||Mapping Edges|
|2021-12-03 to 2021-12-16||Anabelle Lacroix|
|2021-11-15 to 2021-11-16||Things Fall Apart collage club|
|2021-09-13 to 2021-10-04||Carla Jamieson|
|2021-05-07 to 2021-07-19||Gabriella Hirst & Matthew Darmour-Paul|
|2021-06-07 to 2021-06-21||Mitchel Cumming|
|2021-06-07 to 2021-06-21||Biljana Jancic|
|2021-05-17 to 2021-05-31||Emily Taylor|
|2021-06-21 to 2021-07-05||Gabby Chantiri|
|2021-05-11 to 2021-06-07||Fionnuala Heidenreich|
|2021-05-10 to 2021-05-16||Chris Cottrell|
|2021-05-01 to 2021-05-09||Amy Prcevich|
|2021-04-17 to 2021-05-21||Esther Carlin|
|2021-04-05 to 2021-04-20||Cloudship press|
|2021-01-16 to 2021-03-30||Cecile Ross|
|2021-01-03 to 2021-01-15||Space, Body, Habit äóî Ira Ferris and Elia Bosshard|
|2019-12-19 to 2020-01-06||Nathan "Mudyi" Sentance|
|2019-11-18 to 2019-11-24||Overnight Screenings: A Week on the Cooks River, by Clare Britton|
|2019-11-17 to 2019-12-01||Gilbert Grace|
|2019-10-28 to 2019-11-08||Miška Mandić|
|2019-10-23 to 2019-10-27||Georgia Hutchinson / Liquid Architecture Future Memories|
|2019-10-03 to 2019-10-06||Daniella Trimboli and Safdar Ahmend (Cosmopolitan Possibilities)|
|2019-09-16 to 2019-09-19||Frontyard Climate Strike Crafternoons|
|2019-09-09 to 2019-09-22||Alice Weber + BODY REGULATIONS|
|2019-09-09 to 2019-09-15||Hayley Cumming - design research|
|2019-08-31 to 2019-09-08||Thea Kable|
|2019-08-05 to 2019-08-18||Madelyne Cummings|
|2019-08-01 to 2019-08-18||VAZA (Visual Arts Zine Association)|
|2019-07-29 to 2019-08-04||Australian Community Air Quality Network (trading as BOFA "Breath of Fresh Air")|
|2018-11-19 to 2018-12-02||Beth Sometimes|
|2018-11-05 to 2018-11-16||Jacinta Mulders|
|2018-10-01 to 2018-10-14||Practising Poetics (June Tang)|
|2018-10-17 to 2018-10-28||Queering Accounting (Nick McGuigan/Alessandro Ghio/Thomas Kern)|
|2018-09-03 to 2018-09-16||Harriet McInerney|
|2018-08-27 to 2018-09-07||Nuria Rodriguez|
|2018-08-20 to 2018-08-31||Eden Payne|
|2018-07-30 to 2018-08-05||Emma Davidson|
|2018-06-30 to 2018-07-06||Rowena Crowe|
|2018-06-25 to 2018-06-29||Andrew Robards|
|2018-06-18 to 2018-07-01||Miranda Samuels|
|2018-06-11 to 2018-06-24||Michelle Kelly|
|2018-05-21 to 2018-05-25||Justine Walsh|
|2018-05-01 to 2018-05-13||BOOKS IN RESIDENCE - Back catalogue of Sarai Readers and 'TAKE on Art'|
|2018-05-07 to 2018-05-21||Rowena Crowe|
|2018-04-30 to 2018-05-14||Laura McLean|
|2018-04-16 to 2018-04-29||Cloudship Press (Tessa Zettel & Susie Nelson)|
|2018-04-13 to 2018-04-27||Georgia Robenstone|
|2018-04-03 to 2018-04-12||Emma Juliet Constantine|
|2018-04-02 to 2018-04-15||Tom Malek and Ira Ferris|
|2018-03-19 to 2018-04-19||Mladen Stilinović Study Centre: On Work|
|2018-03-12 to 2018-03-18||Dialogues producing mechanism?|
|2018-02-19 to 2018-03-04||Cloudship Press (Tessa Zettel & Susie Nelson)|
|2018-02-21 to 2018-03-01||Sarah Poulgrain|
|2018-02-12 to 2018-02-18||Lunch wants to be free (Sophea Lerner)|
|2018-02-05 to 2018-02-18||Field Trip (Ali Crosby & Craig Lyons)|
|2018-01-22 to 2018-01-28||Universal Basic Income Research, Aidan Archer and Ihab Shalbak|
|2018-01-22 to 2018-02-04||Stephanie Cobon and Caitlin Doyle Markwick|
|2018-01-08 to 2018-01-21||Jennifer Hamilton|
|2018-01-08 to 2018-01-19||Max Franklin|
|2017-12-10 to 2018-01-07||Cups of nun chai - Alana Hunt|
|2017-12-04 to 2017-12-24||Sally Chessell|
|2017-12-04 to 2017-12-04||FRONTYARD Summer School|
|2017-11-13 to 2017-11-26||Gert Boel|
|2017-10-10 to 2017-10-20||Nick Smith|
|2017-09-25 to 2017-10-06||Mladen Stilinović Study Centre (Julia Bavyka)|
|2017-09-25 to 2017-10-8||Circle Square Paper (Celeste Stein + Lily Golightly)|
|2017-09-18 to 2017-09-24||Cleo Mees|
|2017-09-08 to 2017-09-14||Tiyan Baker and Loren Kronemyer|
|2017-08-21 to 2017-09-03||Joanne Kinniburgh|
|2017-08-21 to 2017-09-03||Ali Crosby|
|2017-07-31 to 2017-08-20||Anna McMahon + Nina Dodd|
|2017-07-28 to 2017-08-12||Emily Stewart|
|2017-07-16 to 2017-07-29||Futuring the Sydenham Creative Hub|
|2017-07-17 to 2017-07-23||Madeleine Mills|
|2017-07-07 to 2017-07-15||Bridget Chappell|
|2017-06-26 to 2017-07-02||Ben Byrne|
|2017-06-19 to 2017-07-02||Nina Baker|
|2017-06-12 to 2017-06-25||Peter Lenaerts|
|2017-05-29 to 2017-06-04||Drinkall, Armstrong & Wise|
|2017-05-29 to 2017-06-05||Frontyard Listening Station|
|2017-05-07 to 2017-05-17||How | Carry - Tilly Glascodine & Amy Parker|
|2017-05-01 to 2017-05-21||Journalism, Art and Politics with Chris Nash & Wendy Bacon|
|2017-04-24 to 2017-05-06||Sara Rosa|
|2017-04-17 to 2017-05-04||Tessa Zettel & Susie Nelson|
|2017-04-17 to 2017-04-23||Ilaria Vanni|
|2017-04-01 to 2017-04-14||Raynen O'Keefe|
|2017-04-01 to 2017-04-07||Jimmy Nuttall|
|2017-03-24 to 2017-03-31||Frontyard Listening Station|
|2017-03-09 to 2017-03-23||Bettina Kaiser|
|2017-03-02 to 2017-03-16||Matthew Hopkins|
|2017-02-20 to 2017-03-07||Aga Kolaczkowski|
|2017-02-16 to 2017-03-01||Andrew Burrell|
|2017-02-06 to 2017-02-15||Sara Rosa|
|2017-02-02 to 2017-02-14||Leah Landau|
|2017-01-30 to 2017-02-05||FUTURING MIGRATION|
|2017-01-17 to 2017-01-31||Salazar Quas|
|2017-01-05 to 2017-01-26||Tessa Zettel & Susie Nelson|
|2017-01-03 to 2017-01-16||Julia Dunne|
|2016-12-19 to 2017-01-02||Fionnuala Heidenrieich|
|2016-12-11 to 2016-12-18||WESTCONNEX, THE FACTS (WTF)|
|2016-12-05 to 2016-12-18||Michelle Miller|
|2016-12-05 to 2016-12-18||FUTURING MIGRATION|
|2016-11-21 to 2016-12-04||Nick Lee|
|2016-11-21 to 2016-12-04||Alfeo Sanchez Pereira|
|2016-11-08 to 2016-11-20||MONO FOMO|
|2016-11-07 to 2016-11-20||Laura Lotti|
|2016-10-25 to 2016-11-07||Alice Williams|
|2016-10-24 to 2016-11-06||Kush Badhwar|
|2016-10-11 to 2016-10-24||Sumugan Sivanesan|
|2016-10-01 to 2016-10-15||Amelia Dale|
|2016-09-26 to 2016-10-10||Danielle Hromek & Belle Boyd & A Crosby|
|2016-09-12 to 2016-09-26||Jo Kinniburgh|
|2016-09-12 to 2016-09-26||Chris Carmody|
|2016-08-29 to 2016-09-11||a.j. carruthers|
|2016-08-30 to 2016-09-04||Connie Anthes + Ian Milliss|
|2016-08-22 to 2016-08-28||Non-Cash Assets Platform research|
|2016-08-15 to 2016-08-25||The Accountability Institute (Nicholas McGuigan and Thomas Kern)|
|2016-08-07 to 2016-08-21||Stephanie Cobon & Will Scott-Kemmis|
|2016-07-25 to 2016-08-14||Non-Cash Assets Platform research|
|2016-07-18 to 2016-08-06||Julia Bavyka|
|2016-07-11 to 2016-07-24||Sophea Lerner|
|2016-07-03 to 2016-07-17||Patricia Wood|
|2016-06-29 to 2016-07-10||Dani Zorbas|
|2016-06-19 to 2016-07-02||Nuno Rodrigues de Sousa & Isabel Brison|
|2016-06-21 to 2016-06-26||Arts Assets Platform Prototyping|
|2016-06-06 to 2016-06-10||Bek Conroy & James Brown|
|2016-05-30 to 2016-06-17||Polisplan|
|2016-05-23 to 2016-06-03||Kirsten Seale|
|2016-05-16 to 2016-05-29||Non-Cash Assets Platform Research|
|2016-05-09 to 2016-05-22||Jacquelene Drinkall|
|2016-05-02 to 2016-05-08||Julian Day|
|2016-04-25 to 2016-05-08||Tom Lee (TheAustralianUgliness)|
|2016-04-18 to 2016-05-02||Eddie Hopely & Sam Moginie|
|2016-04-18 to 2016-04-24||Mia Ardianto|
|2016-04-11 to 2016-04-24||OpenAustralia Foundation|
|2016-04-04 to 2016-04-10||Favour Economy (Claire Field, Alex Pedley, Bronwyn Treacy)|
|2016-03-28 to 2016-04-08||Mapping Edges (Jacqueline Kasunic, Ilaria Vanni, Alexandra Crosby)|
|2016-03-23 to 2016-03-30||Brainlina.com (Aodhan Madden & Beth Caird)|
|2016-03-02 to 2016-03-15||Gilbert Grace|
|2016-03-02 to 2016-03-16||Sasha Abram|
|2016-02-29 to 2016-03-31||FAMILYVAN (Sierra, Swerve, Gene & Django)|
In each #getaroom
- Table, chair, shelves, working wall
- Access Hours - round the clock
- Public Access and Programs - Thursday to Sunday and Thursday night
- Internet - yes
- Sleeping over - no! (but if you are from out of town, we can help find you a bed)
- Other assets - workshop area, small kitchen, kitchen garden, library, hammocks, pro-active people!
Booking your residency
We have a ‘no application’ policy, so as long as you are happy to sign our MoU and we can find a time slot that suits, you’re in! We prefer to meet you face to face first, unless you are too far away to drop in. Come along to our monthly Open House (last Sunday of each month, from 1-3pm) or drop us an email to make time for a cuppa.
What we ask from you.
- Fill out our Google form so we have your contact details, and sign our MoU
- book an induction with us via email or Slack before your residency starts
- Send us 1-2 sentences about what you’ll be working and an image, so we can put it on our website and Insta
- Upload images and text you want to share to our Flickr archive when you’re in residence
- Tell us when and what you want to do as a ‘gift of time’ for the Frontyard community - you don’t need to know before you start so no rush!
New resident digital access checklist
Make sure new residents have access to:
- The Frontyard Slack Channel
- An account for this wiki
- Add the residency to the list above
Frontyard Induction Checklist
If you're up for drop-ins:
Keep front fence gate open when you're there. Put A-frame out on the footpath up to the fence. Write a "come on in" message with whiteboard marker.
If you don't want to be disturbed and are the only one there:
Feel free to keep front gate closed. No pressure to open space up or have A-frame out.
We need to be able to contact you :) Grab a janitor and ifll in as much of this form as you can together.
Vistors and guests:
Please invite friends to come ad use the space with you - no need to check with anyone, if you trust them, we trust them. Feel free to induct others, just make sure they sign the MOU. If you'd like to recommend people for residences, just put them in touch with the janitors firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy! shake out and check for spiders before lounging though...
We have one and a helmet. It is the Blue Miyata Valley runner inside the front porch. Combo lock is 0000.
Please note, there is only one set of keys allowed for this property. Council has a copy, but we don't. One key opens the grate padlock and front door, the other opens the padlock on the back gate.
The wrought iron gate has been getting stuck lately, please be careful opening and closing it - it takes a little bit of muscle.
To open the keycode box - enter three button code XXX and open by compressing top latch. If you fumble or make a mistake you can clear the code by pressing the centre bottom down and re-enter the code.
Get keys out of the lockbox, open white wrought iron gate padlock and front door and put keys back in the box - enter three button code before replacing the box door by compressing top latch and anchoring bottom pin into box. Please do not force this shut. If there's an issue with the keys call Clare 0404217991 or Connie 0422901540.
Front double doors:
Both doors can be opened up. If you do this, please ensure you've put upper AND lower latches into the door frame as the door opens itself even if the handle latch has been shut.
All interior windows have keyless latches. Most of these are opened top first. You'll work it out, but once again, please don't force them, they're old. A few are stubborn, please make a note in the logbook if there are any that you think might not open/close sometime soon!
Lights & power points:
Most are easy to find. Please make sure they're all turned off when you leave. Save electricity where possible - turn off powerpoints and please don't leave fans/heating on when you're not in the room.
Workshop & toilets:
If you use the front room please clear your stuff when you're done. 50+ people have access to this space to come and work. There are 2x lots of toilets at Frontyard, one is through the workshop, the other through Getaroom A includes a shower that is not currently usable due to broken tiles. Everyone can use all toilets. The workshop toilet is the most accessible.
Getaroom A & B:
If you are doing a residency - you've been assigned a room, please check that you're in the right one on the public calendar! Feel free to move tables and chairs, lamps and fans. You're welcome to have people over to share the space with you. When you've finished your residency, please wipe down chalkboards, vacuum the carpet and wipe down the desks for the next resident! A welcome note to the next person is a wonderful thing to consider...
Feel free to plot dates relating to your research or ideas here. We just ask that if you're going to wipe it clean get in touch with email@example.com and/or please take a photo of what was there before you wiped it!
Kissing booth (tool cupboard)
Pretty self-explanatory. If you use anything from here please put it back where you found it. If you use something up entirely (paint, glue etc) please
leave a note in the logbook for us to buy more, or, better still, replace it please.
Frontyard library is non-lending. You're very welcome to read in here as much as you like. You're also welcome to scan, photocopy, photograph anything you find in here, but please leave it on site.
If you'd like to be a booksitter - keeping the space open for people to come and read, please let us know and we'll give you access to the public calendar.
Kitchen & Garden:
We don't want to put up kitchen fairy signs. Please wash up after yourself and put stuff away where you found it. If you want to share food that you've in the fridge (eg salad or batch of homemade hummus...) please leave a note in the logbook. Please throw out any leftovers when you're leaving. If you're in residence and need a specific milk (eg rice, soy, almond) please let us know and we will sort it out.
Please harvest and eat as much of the garden as you like! Take some home, share with friends.
Please empty the kitchen garbage bin and compost/worm food DAILY - otherwise fruit flies and slimy creatures build up. The worm food/compost is the tall white tupperware container on the sink. There's a list on the tiles of what you can't put in there. Worm farm/compost is the black multi-storey farm next to the raised garden beds. While you're out there, feel free to turn the compost!
Please water the garden. Please fill up the porous clay pots in the two garden beds to the left. The tap for the hose is in the carpark around the back. Please water indoor plants with one of the many watering cans around the place.
Please collect garbage from
- workshop bathroom
- check residency rooms
- kitchen white-coloured landfill bin
- kitchen re-cycling (often just to the side of landfill bin)
- green bin in the garden
Don't worry about emptying them if there's nothing offensive in there, or they're hardly full. We forget which week is which, so we put out all the bins out the back alley every Tuesday and bring them in Wednesday arvo. The key to the gate is in the keycode box.