Asialink Arts has been working with residency hosts in Cambodia since 2007. Please click on the years below to view past residents’ profiles.

  • 2017


    Darwin based musician Dan Davies will spend three months at KAMA as the resident bassist and in-house music producer. Through KAMA, Dan will pursue further collaborations with Cambodian artists looking to record and perform locally and abroad.

  • 2016

    Brook Andrew is known for his investigation of dominant Western narratives, specifically relating to colonialism, placing Australia at the centre of a global inquisition. Apart from drawing inspiration from vernacular objects and the archive Andrew travels internationally to work with communities and various private and public collections. Creating interdisciplinary works and immersive installations Andrew presents viewers with alternative choices for interpreting the world, both individually and collectively, by intervening, expanding and re-framing history and our inheritance. These perspectives are driven by his rich involvement with international and local research practice and his cultural inheritance of Wiradjuri, Ngunnawal and Celtic ancestry growing up in Australia's Sydney area.

  • 2015
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      Sue Broadway (Cambodia)

      Epic Arts

      Supported by Creative Victoria

    Sue Broadway is a director, choreographer and teacher of circus and physical theatre. She is currently Artistic Director of Melbourne's Westside Circus and Creative Consultant for the Moon Lantern Festival in Adelaide. Previous work has included choreography of Airborne for the Australian Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo, and aerial direction for Kingdom of Dreams in New Delhi in 2012. Her residency in Cambodia will be with Epic Arts, a performance centre for artists with mixed abilities. While there she will mentor emerging artists and work with professional troupe, Epic Encounters, on a new work for touring in 2015.

  • 2014
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      Britt Guy (NT)

      Tiny Toones

      Supported by Arts NT

    Britt Guy is a producer, curator, community arts and youth worker who specialises in emerging artist development and mentoring, experimental arts programming, and community cultural development projects with and for young people. She has initiated a number of exchange programs between Australia and Slovenia, Croatia and Cambodia. She has worked with not for profit and government agencies, festivals and events locally and overseas. At Tiny Toones, a community development, education and creative arts organisation, Britt will establish an exchange program between Phnom Penh and Darwin. The program will provide opportunities for local community cultural development workers, B*boy and beats artists and young people.

  • 2013
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      Pip Kelly (QLD)

      Java Arts

      Supported by Arts Queensland

    Pip Kelly is a creative producer and documentary film-maker living in Brisbane. She has worked on Australian documentary series and features including The Bipolar Bears (SBS); Jailbirds (ABC); Miss South Sudan Australia (ABC); travel programs for Lonely Planet TV; and her own short films - all of which focus on people and culture. Pip has produced community projects in Melbourne and Brisbane for youth and multicultural arts organisations and The State Library Queensland. Most recently Pip has directed and produced community co-created projects and screen content for the Queensland Museum. During her residency with JavaArts in Phnom Penh, Pip will collaborate with Cambodian artists and communities to facilitate local storytelling for the Our City Festival.

  • 2012
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      Ninian Donald (SA)

      Sunrise Children's Village

      Supported by Arts SA & The Australia Council for the Arts

    Ninian has performed and directed dance, street, puppetry, circus, and theatre internationally for over 17 years, dedicating most of the last decade to early childhood and family performance. He has worked with such companies and individuals as Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Windmill Performing Arts, Patch Theatre Company, Slack Taxi, Knee High Puppeteers, and Cate Fowler. At Sunrise Children’s Village he will share classes and performing arts workshops with the young artists, working alongside traditional Khmer performance teachers to develop a cross-cultural family performance looking at Cambodian children and family.

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      Roger Nelson (VIC)

      Meta House

      Supported by Arts Victoria & The Australia Council for the Arts

    Roger Nelson is a Melbourne curator with a particular interest in facilitating interdisciplinary connections with emerging and experimental artists.  In early 2010 he founded the non-profit No No Gallery, operated on a flexible project by project model under his sole curatorial direction.  Roger is also a writer who has published widely on arts and culture in both conventional and non-traditional forms.  During his residency at Meta House in Phnom Penh, Roger will work with both emerging and established visual artists, consolidating his understanding of Southeast Asian creative practice with a special focus on the newest developments in Cambodia’s fledgling contemporary art community.

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      Ryan Paine (SA)

      Nou Hach Literary Association

      Supported by Arts SA & The Australia Council for the Arts

    Ryan Paine, a former editor of Voiceworks, has worked as a book editor at Wakefield Press, was Director of Format Festival’s Academy of Words, and has had book reviews published in The Big Issue, Australian Book Review and on Radio National's The Book Show. He has published in various Australian journals and was co-blogger of Socratic Ignorance is Bliss, a respected industry blog for two years. At Nou Hach Literary Association in Cambodia Ryan will help coordinate their June Writers’ Conference while developing a novel manuscript about East–West relations and the dangers of too rapid internet-technology advancements.

  • 2011
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      Lucy Treloar (VIC)

      Nou Hach Literary Association

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

    Lucy Treloar is an editor, freelance journalist and the author of three children’s books. She lived in Cambodia from 2003 - 07 where she worked on translations of Cambodian narratives. On her return to Melbourne, Lucy began her first adult novel Some Times In Life that explores themes of cultural, social and emotional dislocation in an expatriate community.  At the Nou Hach Literary Association Lucy plans to pursue research and continue work on her novel.

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      Paea Leach (WA)

      Amrita Performing Arts

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts & The Department of Culture and the Arts, WA

    Paea Leach is a dancer, performer, writer, teacher and choreographer who has worked both independently and with Chunky Move in Melbourne and Australian Dance Theatre, Adelaide. She has vast international experience and is currently based between Australia and Brussels where she performs and tours the work BABEL throughout Europe. At Amrita Performing Arts in Phnom Penh, Paea aims to collaborate with local dancers to create a new work that addresses issues based around a country rich with history and turmoil.

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      Sue McCauley (VIC)

      Java Arts

      Supported by Arts Victoria & The Australia Council for the Arts

    Sue McCauley is the Creative Producer of Greyspace where her most recent production The Hawker’s Song was developed with artist Keith Deverell and commissioned for the Melbourne International Arts Festival 2010. Sue was recently awarded a PhD in Creative Media for her practice-based investigation into techniques used by creative producers to manage teams. At Java Arts in Phnom Penh Susan intends to develop ways to enhance communication for artists and organisations throughout South East Asia, including artists from Australia.

  • 2010
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      Allyson Hose (VIC)

      Nou Hach Literary Association

      Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation & The Australia Council for the Arts

    Allyson Hose is a writer, editor and researcher who has worked extensively in book and web publishing and in community organisations. Hose will use her residency to complete her first novel, set in Cambodia in the early 1990s during the United Nation’s peacekeeping operation. She will further work with the Nou Hach Literary Association, exploring the revival of contemporary Khmer culture. Nou Hach is a community organisation dedicated to the revival of Khmer literature, and publishes the country’s only literary journal.

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      Kalinda Ashton (VIC)

      Nou Hach Literary Association

      Supported by Arts Victoria & the Australia Council for the Arts

    Kalinda Ashton is a short-story writer, playwright and published her first novel, The Danger Game, in 2009. Her stories have been broadcast on ABC radio and published in major anthologies and journals including Overland, Meanjin, The Sleepers Almanac, The Readings and Writings Anthology and Kill Your Darlings. She is the Associate Editor at literary journal Overland, and a teacher of creative writing at RMIT University. At the Nou Hach Literary Association she will work on stories that deal with isolation and sense of place, exploring how landscapes influence the lives of travellers. She will also assist her host with their event and publishing programs.

  • 2009
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      Laura Jean McKay (VIC)

      Nou Hatch Literary Project

      Supported by Arts Victoria and The Australia Council for the Arts

    Laura Jean McKay is a writer and performer whose award-winning prose has been published and featured broadly, from Best Australian Stories to ABC Radio National. Her short story collection received high commendation in the Clouds of Magellan Novel Competition, and she has recently completed a Young Adult fiction novel. She has lived and worked in Southeast Asia, with her travel writing published by Lonely Planet. McKay used her residency to work closely with the Nou Hach Literary Association to research Cambodian storytelling, and assisted with workshops and organising an international poetry festival. She also researched and began writing a novel exploring 1960s Cambodia in the build up to the Pol Pot regime, an underrepresented period in Cambodian history set against the Vietnam War.

  • 2008
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      Jude Gun (VIC)

      Amrita Performing Arts

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

    Program Producer at Arts House, Melbourne, Jude Gun began working in the arts managing the Melbourne Fringe Festival's Independent Program eventually freelancing as a producer and artist liaison. Gun's interest in cultural sustainability has informed her previous work with the St Kilda Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival and the 2006 Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival. The presentation of Weyreap's Battle at the 2005 MIAF brought Gun into contact with Amrita Performing Arts, a company working towards the renewal and preservation of Cambodia's cultural heritage. Gun spent her residency assisting the company to explore opportunities for international and regional presentations and collaborations.

  • 2007
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      Julien Poulson (TAS)

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Tasmania

    Throughout his career, Julien Poulson has gained a wealth of experience in diverse arts positions, including implementing music industry programs, managing festivals, publishing magazines, working with boards, committees and membership-based organizations; he is currently manager of TasMusic. During his residency Poulson worked with musicians and visual artists based in a variety of arts organisations in Cambodia, utilising his experience as a producer to record oral histories, sound compositions and to produce a documentary exhibition.