Artist in Residence

Rosa Mar Tato Ortega is the new ‘Artist In Resident’ at Coolart Wetlands, after an 18 year hiatus, having spent 25 years holidaying in Somers.

The  twelve month residency, auspiced by Parks Victoria, means that Rosa, will produce and present a new body of site-related work which explores and encapsulates the meaning and significance of Coolart, Somers and its inhabitants, to the Victorian community. The final exhibition at Coolart of Rosa’s work will be held 4th – 15th November 2018.

Gaining a sense of place is the focus of her intention to engage with the Somers Community, and asks that you begin to gather things related to your time at Somers; important objects, collected items, found or gifted in Somers that have meaning, photographs, maps, sharing stories whilst you visit the studio space.

For those unable to make it to Coolart, letters are welcome. Feel free to spread the word to those who may live outside of Somers; locally, even internationally who may be interested in sharing their stories and photographs. Rosa loves the written word and receiving letters! They can be sent C/Coolart or via email. All photos will be returned if sent in the mail.

The studio is situated at the Barracks next to the Homestead and Friends of Coolart Shop.

Visit for further details.