The Norma Redpath Studio provides a number of residencies each year to Australian and international artists and writers. It also formally supports the programs of CoVA partners, including The Wheeler Centre, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Gertrude Contemporary.
Studio Residents 2020
As part of its engagement and impact activity, CoVA manages the Norma Redpath House and Studio. The achievements of Norma Redpath (1928-2013) mark her as one of the outstanding Australian sculptors of her generation. Her carved works of the 1950s, exquisite bronzetti of the 1960s and her monumental public works all speak of an engagement with international sculpture. In 1961 she won the Italian Government Scholarship and the Althea Dyason Bequest Grant (awarded by the Art Gallery of NSW), allowing her to study at the prestigious Brera Academy in Milan. During the next two decades, Milan became Redpath’s home away from home, where she mixed with leading Italian sculptors, and became a passionate advocate both for Australian art internationally and for encouraging artists to work within an international context.