A renowned modernist home on the Mornington Peninsula, south-east of Melbourne was gifted to RMIT in 2013 by descendants of the original owners. RMIT Culture runs a year-round Mccraith House residency program for Australian and international writers and artists as a getaway in which to pursue their projects in a tranquil and secluded environment. Past residents have been deeply inspired by their surroundings. “The time, the solitude, the singularity of focus, the expansive, ever-changing view, the proximity to the ocean, and the beautiful space in which to sit and work, were all instrumental and wonderful. McCraith House is truly a special place, and for me it will always be the place where I finally began to feel good about my second novel." Emily Bitto
The Urban Writing House is a space for all things creative and scholarly. Premised on thinking through making, it houses residencies, workshops, dinners, intimate public readings, and one-on-ones. The space is located on Stewart Street, behind RMIT Building 80, and has hosted residencies from international writers, visiting poets and industry partners.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.