FAC is proud to support artists in their craft, with our extensive studio and residency programs offering artists from all disciplines the opportunity to explore and develop ideas.

Sherry Quiambao

Sherry Quiambao is our current Artist in Residence, in the process of developing a body of work for an upcoming exhibition at Goolugatup Heathcote later this year. She intends to explore the intricate interplay of memory, cultural heritage, and materialism and investigate the ways in which we navigate our aspirations, through the mediums of still life photography, video, and sculptural installation.

Veiled in a Golden Hue will open on Sat 10 August, where Sherry will explore consumerism through the personal lens of family history. Reflecting on her mother’s 1980 migration from the Philippines to regional Australia, Quiambao examines the dynamics between personal ambitions and the societal inclination toward endless acquisition. Using photography, installation, and video, it invites consideration of the meaning of fulfilment, and the role that possessions play in forming our identities. Find out more about here exhibition here. 

During her residency in the lead-up to a film shoot scheduled this month, Quiambao has been working closely with local artist and choreographer Emma Fishwick, filmmaker Apurva Gupta, and performer Keana Mislang. This collaboration has been central to the creation of a new video work that will be launched at the exhibition.

Sherry is a multi-disciplinary artist of Filipino heritage, born and raised in regional Western Australia. Her work explores the relationship between found objects, memory, cultural heritage, and consumption. Using various mediums such as photography, sculpture, and installation, Quiambao challenges viewers to reconsider their relationship with possessions and their impact on self-image and status. Her work often explores themes of identity, belonging, and the intersection between culture and consumerism.

She completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Sculpture, at Curtin University in 2003, followed by postgraduate studies in art curation and secondary education. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia, the Philippines, and the United States of America.

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Image credits:
Sherry Quiambao, ‘Holding on’, 2024. Archival pigment print
Sherry Quiambao, ‘Veil, walis, walis (Sweep, Sweep)’ 2024. Archival pigment print.
Sherry Quiambao, ‘Echoes: say oh te’, 2024. Archival pigment print

Quiambao acknowledges the generous support from the State of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.