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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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Oct-Dec Artists in Residence

Rebecca Selleck (ACT) will create an interactive installation space that overlays time and space to explore the complexities of animal and environmental ethics in the Fremantle region. Follow Rebecca on Instagram | Studio 1

Neridah Stockley (NT) will undertake a four week drawing project working within a five kilometre radius of FAC, visiting local landscapes, and domestic and industrial architecture in preparation for a new series of paintings. Studio 1

Sue Ryan (QLD) will examine her Irish heritage, memory and personal mythology through the use of locally sourced and repurposed materials. She will develop a new body of work using mixed media and sculpture to create gestural animal forms exploring connections to place, people and time. Studio 2

Roopa Vasudevan (USA) will continue working on her project Editor’s Notes, in which she edits foundational legal documents that underpin the workings of the United States to reflect the views of the Trump administration, using Trump’s own written and spoken archives as backup documentation. Studio 2

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 | Studio 4 & Print Room

Matt Brown (WA) will work across drawing, sculpture and installation researching mass information systems. Follow Matt on Instagram | Studio 3

Annabel Dixon (WA) combines found objects and print media with traditional art materials to investigate surface, form and text, reformatting common elements into unexpected combinations. Follow Annabel on Instagram | Room 4

Domenico de Clario (VIC) develops material for future durational performances involving walking and soccer. He works across painting, writing, drawing and sound-making. Studio 6

Joshua Cocking (VIC) will develop large-scale, hyper-real oil paintings which consider the occupation and alteration of the natural landscape through the use of technology, and how technology is used to archive and display these changes. Follow Joshua on Instagram | Studio 3 & 6

Bello Benischauer and Elisabeth M Eitelberger (WA/Austria) are an artist duo working in a form they describe as ‘existence theatre’. They utilise video, sound composition, performance and creative writing to reflect upon particular social and political issues and the individuals dealing with them. Studio 7

Golden Wattle Hookers (WA) the collaborative duo of Jill and Holly O’Meehan, will be making a textile seascape for the upcoming Animaze: Amazing Animals for Kids exhibition. Follow Golden Wattle Hookers on Instagram | Studio 8

Dan McCabe (WA) is exploring themes of technological dependence and the ethics of artificial intelligence. He will be fabricating a large body of work for two solo exhibitions in 2019. Follow Dan on Instagram | Studio 9

Wes Maselli (SA) is making work for the exhibition Australiyaniality at Holmes à Court Gallery. He is working with paint, cast concrete, welded material and projections for this series. Follow Wes on Instagram | Studio 9

Amy Perejuan-Capone (WA) is developing ceramics-based works relating to glaciation, sea ice formation and maritime logistics for her project Cave of Forms/Walking on the Moon, to be exhibited at PS Art Space in 2019. Follow Amy on Instagram | Ceramics Studio

Falguni Bhatt and Ramesh Chandra (India) are the selected artists visiting FAC from Art Ichol. Both ceramicists, Bhatt’s work is focused on migration as an anthropological and sociological phenomenon that, in her view, has recently started to re-write the story of human life on Earth. Chandra’s works represent a dialogue between nature and man, moving back and forth between figurative and abstract. Ceramics 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. Dan McCabe has been selected as the 2018 WA exchange artist. He will travel to India in mid-September.

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