ANCA Critic-in-Residence


The A.N.C.A 2019 CiR Are….


Rebecca Blake

Rosalind Lemoh

Angus McGrath

A.N.C.A and Art Monthly Australasia are pleased to announce the 2019 CiR’s.

All of the selected arts writers will work the A.N.C.A and Art Monthly Australasia to produce several pieces of writing throughout their three-month term.



Rebecca Blake is a writer and curator based in Canberra. She recently completed a Masters in Art History and Curatorial Studies at the Australian National University whilst interning in the Australian Painting and Sculpture Department at the National Gallery of Australia. She has published articles in Artonview and other publications.


Rosalind Lemoh graduated from the Australian National University with First Class Honours in 2007 majoring in sculpture. She has received project grants from ArtsACT and NAVA and been shortlisted for award exhibitions including the Blake Prize for Spiritual Art (2008, 2018), ArtRooms London (2016) and Tokyo International Art Fair (2016).


Angus McGrath is a Canberra-based writer, curator, performer and artist whose interests intersect sound, queerness, film and subcultural studies. His writing practice works at integrating a personal perspective with academic concepts in experimental yet accessible texts.


Previous ANCA CiR Recipients

Oscar Capezio August – December 2018

Caren Florance February – June  2018

Chelsea Hopper 2016

Jessica Oliver 2015



Applications for 2020 Critic in Residence
Please provide the following support material, in the form of one single digital PDF:
 Up to two professional written references.
 CV
 3 examples of writing including:
 at least two written pieces about a Canberra exhibition or artist
 at least one review and one essay.
 Maximum of 2000 words per written piece.

 Submissions close midnight 15 October, 2019
 Please provide your application in the form of one digital PDF no more than 10MB.
 Each applicant will:
 Currently be a resident of the ACT or has been a resident of the ACT in the last 12 months.
 Provide a professional reference or letter of support
 Be considered an Emerging Writer
 For the purpose of the ANCA CIR, an emerging writer is defined as someone who:
 Is not currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree
 Is not employed full time in an academic post or in the field of Arts Writing
 Demonstrates a commitment to arts writing
 Each applicants folio will:
 include at least two written pieces about a Canberra exhibition or artist
 not exceed a 2000-word limit per written piece
 Each applicants folio will be assessed on:
 The novelty of the writer’s critical observations
 The clarity of the description of the works of art (including art and design)
 The accuracy and relevance of its references and contextual research
 The two successful applicants will:
 Be offered a 2-month residency period either March – April 2020, May – June 2020, July – August 2020, or September – October 2020 (we will try to accommodate preferences however this may not be possible)
 Receive a monthly stipend from ANCA of $350 p/month
 6 hours of mentoring with Art Monthly Australasia Editor Michael Fitzgerald
 12-month subscription to Art Monthly
 Be offered paid publishing opportunities online and in print with Art Monthly Australasia
 One 2000-word essay or two 1000-word essays that discuss elements of an ANCA exhibition or studio artist’s practice to be published by Art Monthly online and in-print.