Fremantle Arts Centre Online Studio Host:
Bridget Chappell (aka Hextape) is an award-winning artist working across dance music, contemporary cello, hacked sound technology, ungovernable space, hydrology, and literature. They DJ and produce music as Hextape, create data-informed sound installations, write essays and poetry, and leave a trail of rave breadcrumbs wherever they go. Most recently their album ‘>:)’ (Powertrip, 2022) explores the musicality of MRIs and received critical acclaim.
Previous online residents
Shaun Wilson (born Melbourne, 1972) is an Australian artist, film maker, academic and curator working with themes of memory, place and scale through painting, miniatures and video art. He teaches digital media in the School of Design at RMIT University and exhibits nationally and internationally at artist run spaces, university galleries, contemporary art centres and art/moving image museums.
He’s currently undertaking Part 2 of his FAC Online Residency. It belongs to a wider investigation named Winter Light which examines the beauty and horror of plague and illness through contemporary art. Placing the Decameron deconstructs The Decameron, a series of novellas written by medieval author Giovanni Boccaccio around 1348. These stores digress seven young people sheltering in quarantine at an abandoned villa outside of Florence during the Black Death pandemic. The new works will situate the ten days of stories into a suite of ten works contextualising the backdrops of the Black Death and COVID-19.
Tammy Honey‘s work has for the past 25 years framed a Metamodernist approach of oscillation between memory and social issues represented through video art, painting, collage, and installation. Within this structure is a method of long term, ongoing series of works that address a particular thematic situated within her practice.
Tammy’s online residency will be working from her home studio and gallery space in regional Victoria to develop a colour field wall-based installation contextualising the memories she has of Fremantle when she was a student at Metro TAFE in 1996. Honey’s long term investigation into memory has positioned video art and painting as a way to represent reveries through pop culture aesthetics.
Honey will seek to continue this progression by examining colours unique to these memories of Western Australia in the mid 1990s, especially representations of my visits to FAC and also to the land, ocean and sky back into the colourfield framework of stripes and strips. Honey will also like to explore how videoart can be inclusive of this investigation within the painting installation itself.
How to apply
To enquire about being an FAC online artist in residence please contact Bevan Honey.