Retreats / Residencies for short or longterm stay

For artists or writers wishing to stay on-site at the Baldessin Press, we offer a choice of comfortable, simple self-contained accommodation. Staying and working full time over a number of days or weeks does allow for a level of immersion, focus and concentration that is often hard to achieve! Not to mention the degree of relaxation, creativity and well-being that comes from being free to work and rest to your own timetable, in such tranquil surroundings. Available all year for retreats and during workshops. Currently two self-contained apartments are available, each with a different character: the Gîte and the Artist's Garret.

Three or more consecutive days of studio access with accommodation in the Artist's Garret self-contained flat (see below).

Full 24 hour studio access to all facilities. Come and work, dream, contemplate and rejuvenate your creative self among the gumtrees in the silence and peace. Optional extras include technical assistance, and transport to/from Hurstbridge train station.

It is expected that residents will provide their own materials. BP&S has a stock of materials available for purchase but please check with us before hand to make sure we can provide what you need.


The studio supplies the following materials as part of your residency fee:

  • Newsprint

  • Rags

  • Cleaning solvents (non-toxic)

  • Tarlatan

  • Scrapers & palette knives

  • Rollers

Materials available for sale at the studio:

  • Etching papers

  • Inkjet papers

  • Photopolymer plates

  • Tissue paper

  • Etching inks

  • Relief Inks

Special Retreat Price for 3 days/nights or more:

Accommodation and 24 hr studio access - $100 per day/night. Add $30 booking/cleaning fee to the total of your stay (one person only, second person fees on application).
Does not include art materials. Free pickup service from Hurstbridge station by arrangement.