My Account Orders 0
AIR (Artist in Residence)
Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award
City Of Fremantle Art Collection
Moores Building
Past Exhibitions

With 11 studios and a residential apartment, FAC's Artists in Residence program attracts local, national and international artists who are experimenting and developing their practice. Many of the FAC studios are accessible to the public so you can meet the artists and watch them in action.


Lorraine Biggs (TAS) returns to FAC for the final stage of her research residency, delving into the early history of the lighthouses at Arthur Head, Fremantle and Rottnest Island. She will create drawings and painted found artefacts. Studio 1

Hannah Farleigh (WA) experiments with large-scale mark making through painting and drawing. Farleigh will investigate conventions of pleasure by embracing the often overlooked experiences of silence and stillness. Studio 2

Greg Barr (WA) takes cues from his family, his Nyoongar Ballardong heritage, WA fauna and the Fremantle Dockers to develop a new series of mixed-media works ahead of his solo exhibition at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in 2017. Studio 3

Emma Schrader (WA) draws on the material history of the FAC building and its inhabitants to create new sculptural works from wax, plaster, clay and fabric. Studio 4

Addam (WA) explores notions of light, shadow, cultural connectivity and harmony to produce sculptures that range in scale from the wearable to the architectural. Addam will create a series of encompassing, experiential installations throughout her studio. Room 4

Hiroshi Kobayashi (JPN) continues his ongoing exploration of symbols and systems, working monochromatically with acrylic on canvas to paint dolls in unexpected combinations with indigenous insects and landscapes. Studio 5

Emily Hornum (WA) works across photography, new media and installation. She is investigating family archives and memory to create immersive installations that blur the boundaries between old and new media. Studio 6

Sarah Elson (WA) is developing a new body of work using found, ephemeral organic matter to explore notions of intimacy and value through sculpture, installation and wearable forms. Studio 7

Peter Burgess (NSW) is carrying out studio research, working with archives from Fremantle’s Military and Maritime Museums to learn more about Fremantle during World War II. Studio 7

Sophie Durand (WA) is an inter-disciplinary artist who will develop an approach to the appropriation of found objects and texts into different forms. In parallel, she will explore the ways in which performances and time-based works can be presented. Studio 8

Andrew Sunley Smith (WA) is developing a series of sculpted forms, films and drawings created and formed through constant velocity. Studio 9

Tessa Beale (WA) will create new transitional works across the media of metal, print and drawing, exploring ideas of transformation. North Wing

Iain Dean (WA) will produce a new body of work concerned with the potential of the artist’s hands in an age where industrial production and digital imagery far outpace the production capabilities of any individual. Ceramics studio

The current Moores Studio artists are Clyde McGill (WA) and Kathy Allam (WA).

In partnership with Asialink, FAC is pleased to introduce the 2015 Taipei reciprocal exchange artist Liu YaoChung (Taiwan).

YaoChung explores how language and images interact. His practice engages with contemporary popular culture, juxtaposing popular and historical themes to create new readings of familiar objects. YaoChung will respond to and delve into Australian culture during his three-month residency. Studio 1

The Asialink Arts Residency is an innovative, flexible program that promotes cross-cultural dialogue by providing Australian and Asian artists with opportunities for reciprocal artist residencies. FAC has been involved in reciprocal exchanges with artists from Taipei Culture Foundation, Taiwan for six years.


FAC is pleased to introduce Sophie Kitson, the second participant in our Curators Exchange Program. Three WA curators will travel to NSW while two curators from NSW visit WA with the long term aim of developing exhibitions and projects with artists from both states.

Hosted by FAC and Firstdraft Gallery (NSW), the Curators Exchange Program is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.

Sophie Kitson (NSW) is an emerging curator who aims to mix her interests of failure, performance and post-internet art with various curatorial, design and publishing projects such as her small self-publishing label NSFW.

How to Apply

Fremantle Arts Centre welcomes proposals for participation in the 2016/17 program. Individual artists, groups of artists, curators, writers and organisations can apply at any time of the year, however, proposals requiring the use of the residential apartment will only be accepted during September 2016 for residencies commencing after September 2017. Proposals may look toward research and development, creation of new works and/or furthering of on-going practice.

For further information on FAC AIR program or Moores Studio program contact Bevan Honey at or 9432 9555.

Proposals need to include the following:

1. An up-to-date CV for each participant;
2. A selection of images of previous work with detailed information. Or a sample of published text, maximum 15 pages (writers).
3. An outline of your intended residency project (media, concept, possible activities, potential outcomes);
4. The intended timeframe and;
5. An indication of your preferred residency space.

Residencies are considered according to proposal strength, relationship to the Centre programming and availability of space. Please submit proposals via email to:

Hard copy proposals will not be accepted.

AIR (Artist in Residence)
There are currently no events listed for this category