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Artist in Residence Sanne Koelemij in her FAC studio creating her colour field collage 'drawings'

Former Artist in Residence Sanne Koelemij at work in her FAC studio

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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2019 Asialink Artist Exchange

FAC is pleased to introduce Dai-Rong Lee (Taiwan), the 2019 Asialink exchange artist. Lee works in ceramic sculpture and has a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from the Graduate Institute of Applied Arts, National Tainan University.

Lee has undertaken post-graduate studies at Kanazawa Utatsuyama Craft Workshop in Kanazawa, Japan, focussing on traditional Japanese ceramics.

She has participated in craft and ceramics competitions throughout Asia and recently completed a residency at ClayArch Gimhae Museum, South Korea. Ceramics Studio

Lee will be having an exhibition at the end of her residency, click here for more details.

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Apr-Jun Artists in Residence

Lyle Branson (WA) will experiment with contemporary photographic techniques to examine how we identify with significant landmarks around Fremantle, Perth and the outer suburbs. Follow Lyle on Instagram | Studio 1

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. Studio 2

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

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

Charli Newtown (WA) is working on her first novel for publication. Based on the Supreme Court trial Buck v Bell, the novel is set in 1920s Virginia and follows Anna Brown, a young woman who finds herself in a mysterious institution after having a child out of wedlock. Studio 5

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

Joshua Cocking (VIC) looks at the complex ways people interact with each other and their immediate environment. During his residence, he’ll develop large-scale, hyper-real oil paintings. Follow Joshua on Instagram | Studio 3 & 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

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 2018 for residencies beginning after September 2019.

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.