In 2018, Critical Path and Catapult Dance started a collaboration on a ‘Studio Exchange’ to facilitate the movement of artists between the two organisations and between metropolitan Sydney and regional Newcastle.
The first residency of the ‘Studio Exchange’ was with artists Angeline Diaz, Alysha Fewster and Natasha Rogers; following time at Catapult Dance in Newcastle the trio took their exploration forward with a residency at the Drill Hall. They connected with local artists and opened up dialogue around their current practice and new work Hysteria.
Later in 2018, Sydney based artist Charemaine Seet participated in a week long residency at Catapult Dance in Newcastle.
In 2019, artist Rakini Devi spent two weeks at Catapult Dance in Newcastle, taking forward her Body As Archive exploration.
Later in 2019, artists Allie Graham and Skip Willcox came to The Drill Hall for a week to develop their work MESS.
The ‘Studio Exchange’ continues in 2020.