About the Incubator Artist Residency 

Incubator is a new short-term residency program based at The Imaginarium, a creative space in Shellharbour Village. It provides emerging artists with the dedicated space & time to cultivate new work, explore ideas & develop their practice.

Incubator residencies will run for four weeks and are open to artists and creative practitioners working in any form. Artists will receive exclusive access to The Imaginarium during the residency period and a $5000 stipend toward artist fees and material costs. 

Shellharbour Incubator Artist in Residency program - Daniel Breda

Daniel Breda will be the artist in residence from August - September 2023 at The Imaginarium in Shellharbour Village.

During the residency, Daniel will expand his consistently developing inquiry into landscape painting in contemporary abstraction. The program will pivot his focus to the specific landscape surrounding Shellharbour, highlighting the architectural developments of the Shellharbour Marina, and its relationship to the Bass Point Reserve and marine biology.

Daniel will develop a series of paintings, informed by this, unified with the current studies of marine life at Bass Point; specifically the dietary research of Centrostephanus Rodgersii (black sea urchin) to develop a monochromatic body of work addressing natural and mechanical forms.

The residency will see Daniel partner with Marine Scientist, field researcher and PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle, Jeremy Day. Mr Day is an evidence-based conservationist and sustainability advocate, who’s research focuses on urchin predators and the nature of the urchin barren habitats in NSW.

Exhibition Opening - Urchins & Architecture 

Daniel's exhibition opening of 'Urchins & Architecture' will be held on the opening night, Friday 15 September at the Shellharbour Imaginarium (Wentworth Street) from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Explore the art, enjoy complimentary drinks supplied by Georgia Rose Shell Cove & hear from Daniel & Marine Scientist Jeremy Day!

The works featured in the exhibition have been created at The Imaginarium throughout August, and will be showcased to the Shellharbour community! 

Follow Daniel's social media to stay up to date with his residency - Facebook or Instagram. Or visit his website to find out more his art.


Featuring work “Urchins & Architecture”, Daniel Breda, 2023.

Last updated : Mon 11 Sep 2023