Driving Creek
Driving Creek

Artists in residence

Barry Brickell always wanted to share his world with other creatives and to offer them a sanctuary; an opportunity to have the time and space to be free, a chance to get fully immersed in a project without the distractions of normal life.

Hello Resident,

I had the ridiculous good fortune to know Barry Brickell and spend time with him at Driving Creek. Barry always wanted to share his world with other creatives and I now find myself in the unexpected position of helping allocate this amazing opportunity. Driving Creek is one man's unconventional experiment in freedom passed on. It is an opportunity to have the time and space to be free. I think you'll probably love it.

When most people visit Driving Creek, they see one of two things: mess or magic! It's not for everyone and it's not not supposed to be. Driving Creek is a place for creative workers. It is a chance to get fully immersed in a project without the distractions of normal life. Barry famously said, "it's not the thing but how" and has left a sanctuary for creative people to pursue ideas without any specific demands on outcome.

The Driving Creek Residential is not a paid service or an education you can buy. There are no qualifications or awards available. We are actively trying to avoid formality. Driving Creek is a unique opportunity for self-directed creative freedom. There are no staff members allocated to work for you but there are dozens of friendly people around who will help you with nearly anything if you're nice and willing to reciprocate.

To make these experiences possible Driving Creek relies on tourism and I ask that you are mindful of not disrupting the everyday ebb and flow of the business that supports our play.

Here's hoping your stay is strangely excellent, unexpected and authentic.

Laurie Steer
Director
Driving Creek

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