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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:

Dates Residency
2023-08-28 to 2023-09-10 Gutter Rubbish by Lucy Wylie: Mapping litter and documentation project
2023-09-01 to 2023-11-03 In Verse Probability: A Speculative Biography of the Reverend Thomas Bayes with Andreas Mertin
2023-07-27 to 2023-07-28 Futuring Futures? (Scott Matter, Clare Cooper, Susie Pratt)
2023-06-27 to 2023-07-02 Futuring Cultures of Listening with Clare Cooper
2023-01-01 to 2023-02-28 Radio Etc.
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 (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)

Practical Stuff

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:

  1. The Frontyard Slack Channel
  2. An account for this wiki
  3. 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.

Contact information:

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


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.

Keycode box:

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...

Time trumpet/hallway:

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 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.

Pages in category ‘Residencies’

The following 6 pages are in this category, out of 6 total.