The Australia Council has announced the latest recipients of residencies offered in partnership with the UKARIA Cultural Centre in Adelaide. Composers Paul Castles and Fiona Hill will join the ranks of other artists and musicians in residencies at UKARIA, near the summit of Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills.

“As we wrestle with the devastating impact of COVID-19, and the loss of live performance, supporting creativity, and encouraging artists to find new pathways into the future is imperative at this time,” said UKARIA CEO Alison Beare, as she congratulated Hill and Castles.

UKARIA Cultural Centre

As part of the $10,000 residency, the two composers and their collaborators will spend 10 days at UKARIA, with full access to the centre’s facilities, including the picturesque recital hall, along with financial support as they develop new works utilising the centre and surrounding environments.

Hill, who specialises in electroacoustic and immersive compositions with an interest in the relationship between the natural and industrial worlds, will be joined...