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Former AIR Katie Breckon

Former AIR Katie Breckon

Fremantle Arts Centre’s Artist in Residence program attracts local, national and international artists. Home to 11 studios and a residential apartment (located at the Moores Building), FAC can accommodate a variety of disciplines and project requirements.

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Jul–Sep Artists in Residence

Clare McComish (Northern Ireland) will explore how the physical blend of materials and minerals can be interpreted through sculptural forms, combining clay bodies produced in WA with material sourced from the Northern Ireland landscape. Follow Clare on Instagram | Ceramics Studio

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Mal Capone (WA) will develop his raku fired spherical forms, investigating firing techniques and the formal elements of texture, colour, the void and the use of extrusions in their construction. Ceramics Studio

Rohan Mills (NZ) will investigate new materials, using Corflute as a painting surface and construction material. Follow Rohan on Instagram | Studio 1

Emma Beer (ACT) will use her residency as a focused period of observation, taking cues from the Fremantle Port and its environs to create abstract paintings that evoke a physical response
through structural compositions, colour and surface. Follow Emma on Instagram | Studio 1

Susie Vickery (WA) will build an interactive walk-through Cabinet of Curiosities charting 18th century plant hunter Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière’s journey to WA. Susie welcomes visitors to the studio, contact [email protected]. Follow Susie on Instagram | Studio 2

Bruno Booth (WA) will research and develop work that includes sculpture, participatory installations, video, painting and drawing. As a wheelchair user, Booth intends to produce bold, funny and engaging work that shows that disability does not predetermine a life of compromise, but in fact can offer a range of largely unexpected positive experiences. Follow Bruno on Instagram | Studio 2

Francine Kickett (WA) is exploring a new body of work through textile design and painting. She’ll draw on stories and memories of childhood, displacement and life after the 1967 Referendum. Kickett’s images and installations will focus on the removal of Nyoongah people from their ancestral homes with reference to shearing stories and livelihoods of Nyoongah families from the South West of WA. Follow Francine on Instagram | Studio 4

Jennifer McMillan (UK) is researching the relationship between female bodies and the natural environment – specifically trees, flowers, wind and heat. She will combine traditional materials with elements of the natural environment to produce costumes which demonstrate how both body and environment can work together or against each other. Follow Jennifer on Instagram | Studio 4

Sherry Paddon (WA) will collect found objects and imagery, which will be documented using a variety of photographic techniques as a starting point for a new body of work, exploring themes of nostalgia and the need for humans to consume and connect. Follow Sherry on Instagram | Studio 5

Ben Mitchell (WA) will use a phone to sketch observational drawings of people seen in his daily life before investigating larger layered images. Follow Ben on Instagram | Room 4

Tayla Rubin (WA) is a multidisciplinary artist working across performance, visual arts and the written word. Rubin will develop At the End of the Land, a solo performance work about the liminal space between life and death. Room 4

Lance Delary-Simpson (VIC) will work on a series of paintings and sculptures based on aging nondigital graphic designs on commercial buildings across greater Fremantle. Documenting the
extinction of an aesthetic whilst advertising nothing, Delary-Simpson will borrow from sign writing techniques to construct sculptures and paintings in homage to an iconic age of modern design. Follow Lance on Instagram | Studio 6

Jacobus Capone (WA) will pursue a painting based project developing a large series of symbols influenced by research from each of his previous performative undertakings. Studio 7

Carmela Corvaia (WA) will use found natural materials and felt to develop works that consider the ideas of liminality in the evolution of identity and the association with landscape. Studio 8

Tanya Lee (WA) undertakes large-scale public performances. She’ll use the residency to test materials and construction methods to produce props, costumes and sets for her inventive performance spaces. Studio 8

Dan McCabe (WA) will explore themes of technological dependence and the ethics of artificial intelligence. He will be fabricating a large body of work for two solo exhibitions this year. Follow Dan on Instagram | Studio 9

Matt Brown (WA) will work across drawing, sculpture and installation researching mass information systems. Follow Matt on Instagram | Print Studio

How to apply

Residencies can cover the creation of new works, research, and developing your practice. Particular outcomes are not expected of FAC’s residents. Proposals are considered in relation to FAC’s other programming and studio availability.

Please Include:

  1. A current CV for each participant
  2. Hi-res images (1-4MB, min. 300dpi) of your past work with detailed information and full captions; or for writers, a sample of published text, maximum 15 pages
  3. An outline of your intended residency project (media, concept, possible activities, and potential outcomes)
  4. The intended time frame
  5. Your preferred residency space (if known)

For further information contact Bevan Honey, Residencies & Studios Coordinator at [email protected].

When to Apply
Individual artists, groups of artists, curators, writers and organisations can apply for a residency year round. Applications for the Moores Building residential apartment will be accepted in September 2019 for residencies beginning after September 2020.

Submitting Your Proposal
To submit your proposal email [email protected]. Please note that hard copy proposals are not accepted. Links to drop box folders and other file sharing sites will also not be considered.

Art Ichol Exchange

FAC now hosts an annual reciprocal residency with Art Ichol, an Indian multi-arts organisation.

Applications for the 2019 residency will open later in the year. Only artists whose primary place of residence and work is within WA are eligible to apply.