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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

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Jan-Mar 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

Roopa Vasudevan (USA) will continue work 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

Rox de Luca (NSW) will make sculptural works constructed from plastics found on the WA coastline. While in residence, De Luca hopes to connect with local artists who share her environmental concerns, and are keen to be involved with the bower-bird collection of plastics along the coast. Contact [email protected]Follow Rox on Instagram | Studio 2

Photographer Sabrina Lauriston (QLD) and curator Trudie Leigo (QLD) are developing an exhibition Australia: The Italian Experience, which will open at the Museo Italiano, Melbourne in June, and tour onto Siena, Italy. They will be visiting the homes of Italian immigrants who moved to Fremantle between 1945 and 1960. Contact [email protected] if you would like to share your family’s story. Sabrina is fluent in both Italian and English. 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

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

Matt Brown (WA) will work across drawing, sculpture and installation researching mass information systems. Follow Matt on Instagram | Studio 5

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

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

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

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

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.