galang residency

The galang residency program, a collaboration between Powerhouse Parramatta and Cité internationale des arts (Paris), returns in 2024.


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The galang residency program is a unique platform for First Nations artists based in Australia to create a fruitful dialogue with creators from the French and international artistic and professional scenes — and to open their references and practices to other horizons and new audiences.
Vincent Gonzalvez, Head of the Residency Department, Cité internationale des arts

Powerhouse ParramattaInternal link icon and the Cité internationale des artsExternal link icon (Paris) are proud to announce the galang residency program 2024 supporting Australia-based First Nations creative practitioners.

It offers an opportunity for two Australia-based First Nations creative practitioners to travel to Paris for a fully supported 12-week residency hosted by Cité internationale des arts. The residency covers return economy flights to Paris from Australia, accommodation in Paris at the Cité internationale des arts and per diems for food, project materials and travel within the city.


  • 3 May – 29 July 2024
  • 3 July – 27 September 2024

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2023 Recipients

The inaugural galang residencies for 2023 were offered to Bundjalung, Kullilli and South Sea Islander journalist Daniel Browning and Baramadagal weaver Jayne Christian.

Daniel Browning

A Bundjalung, Kullilli ane South Sea Islander man who grew up on the far north coast of New South Wales, Daniel Browning is an award-winning journalist, radio broadcaster, documentary maker, sound artist and writer. He is currently Editor Indigenous Radio with the ABC overseeing Speaking Out and Awaye! and presents ABC Radio National podcast The Art Show. Browning is also a widely published freelance writer, inaugural guest editor of Artlink Indigenous and the curator of Blak Box, a specially designed sound pavilion commissioned by Urban Theatre Projects to amplify the voices of First Nations storytellers, language custodians and artists working in spoken word, performance and music.

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Jayne Christian

Jayne Christian is a Baramadagal woman of the Reid/Goldspink family belonging to the Dharug Nation. Jayne chairs the Parramatta City Council First Nations Advisory Group and is an Ambassador for the Treaty Council. Jayne has practiced as a social justice lawyer for ten years, with a focus on working with Aboriginal Communities across NSW. Jayne belongs to the weaving communities in both Wagga Wagga and Western Sydney, is a member of Parramatta Weaving Garden Collective and practices traditional and contemporary styles of weaving and dyeing.

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The opportunity to be part of the galang residency has been a trajectory-changer by opening up connections and possibilities for the places and ways we can tell our stories.
Jayne Christian, 2023 galang residency recipient



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