Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat

Type of space: Live+Work Space (Residential+Work), Residency, Visual Art Studio, Multi-use Space

    A creative retreat at Dreamfarm is a chance to spend focused time in an inspiring natural setting in order to develop meaningful creative projects. Each retreat participant rents a private studio, as both a residence and a creative workspace, for stays of between one and four weeks.

    **Join us for a special group creative retreat this March! We welcome a diverse group of individual creatives - musicians, visual artists, writers, movement practitioners and researchers - to come together for a special combined retreat at Dreamfarm.**   


    Creative retreats at Dreamfarm are entirely self-directed, and self-catered, allowing the flexibility to work autonomously and follow your own creative process. Retreat time at our picturesque sanctuary at the edge of the wilderness is a rare opportunity to gather ideas, refine skills, research, experiment, grow and produce new work. At Dreamfarm, you can dream big, break free and let your imagination run wild.


    The Dreamfarm property features a pristine creek with swimming holes, rugged native bush and  rolling farmland. The retreat centre is an impressive European style chalet which includes the creative studios, as well as spacious common rooms, with timber interiors and wood-fired central heating.

    Facilities include a large open plan studio which is ideal for dance and movement sessions, rehearsals and group activities. There is a well equipped garage workshop, perfect for artisan crafts and practical projects. We have a growing library, a collection of musical instruments - including an upright piano - and art materials which are available for use.

    We welcome expressions of interest via our online application form.

    Lease Conditions

    Creative Studios

    Each studio at Dreamfarm has its own special character. Rooms are roughly 4m x 4m, carpeted, with good natural light. All studios are comfortably furnished and equipped with working desks and double beds, bedding provided. Rooms accommodate one person or a couple.

    The Grand Studio

    For those seeking an exceptional retreat experience, this expansive wood lined studio features large windows, a private balcony and wonderful panoramic views of the valley. An 8.5m x 5m space, the grand studio is suitable for individuals or for groups of up to four people.

    This space is suitable for ArchitectureArts and CraftCircusCo-workingDanceDesk-based workDrawingExhibitionsFilm LocationFurniture makingGraphic DesignInstallationJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPhotoshootsProject SpaceResidencySculptureSingingSpoken WordStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting