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Fremantle Arts Centre is a place for artists, for ideas and discourse.

Across our creative campus we are committed to fostering a community of innovation and inspiration, collaboration and curiosity, risk taking and rigour.

We support artistic excellence and experimentation through our studio program, offering free studio space for artists of all disciplines to develop their practice and ideas.

Online Residency

Fremantle Arts Centre has launched a new online studio space.

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.

To enquire about being an FAC online artist in residence please contact Bevan Honey.

Tammy Honey, 80P01, 2021. Image courtesy the artist

Tammy Honey, 80P01, 2021. Image courtesy the artist

Our previous online artist in residence was Shaun Wilson (VIC).

Current Studio Artists

Fiona Harman (WA) will be working on paintings of flowers, water surfaces and film stills, exploring the emotive potential of these motifs in contemporary representational painting. Follow Fiona on Instagram | Studio 1

Jacky Cheng‘s (WA) practice is fundamentally about identity and awareness through cultural activities and memories of home; country and relationships. She primarily works with manipulating paper and fibre. During her residency, Cheng will investigate and interrogate her understanding of traditional craft methodology and weave her transcultural experiences into her work. Follow Jacky on Instagram | Studio 2

Rachael Riggs (WA) is currently working on a collection, working title Domestic Dementia, utilising disused retro objects and vintage magazines reclaimed into femmage artworks using collage and sculpture. Follow Rachael on Instagram | Studio 4

Rachel Buch (NSW) is working on an interactive exhibition that works to recreate the themes and imagery of old children’s books into a new, modern and inclusive series of artworks. This exhibition looks at generating new ideas of what a magical Australiana looks like by combining elements of what is Australian, fantastical and ordinary together to create a series of characters, settings and objects that are relevant to what a modern fairytale in Australia would look like. Follow Rachel on Instagram | Studio 5

Encounter Theatre (WA) is an ensemble theatre company based on Noongar Boodja in Perth. Highly physical and political, ambitious and experimental, Encounter explores big and relevant ideas of our time through intimate human stories. Follow Encounter Theatre on Instagram | Studio 5

Richard and Yoshiko Gunning (WA) share a studio. On one side, Yoshiko sifts through boxes of dried flowers preparing her delicate sculptural installations. On the other, Richard develops a series of paintings for an upcoming exhibition. Studio 6

Ron Bradfield (WA) is a saltwater man from Bardi Country, north of Broome who now calls Whadjuk Boodjar (Perth) his home. A storyteller and a maker of things; he has worked in and around the arts across remote, regional and metropolitan Western Australia for 15 years, often supporting the development of artists as they explore the ways in which they can grow and share their creative practices. Follow Ron on Instagram | Studio 7

Jessica Miller (UK/WA) is a feminist artist from the UK investigating concepts of gender roles, sexuality and the effects of past trauma on the present self, and fine-tuning creative methods in the mediums of sculpture, drawing, painting and photography. Follow Jessica on Instagram | Studio 8

Introducing ENCOUNTER: Company in Residence

Jay Emmanuel, Artistic Director of ENCOUNTER. Photography by Mustafa Al Mahdi

Jay Emmanuel, Artistic Director of ENCOUNTER. Photography by Mustafa Al Mahdi

ENCOUNTER is an independent theatre company that nurtures moving stories about identity, belonging and home with an ensemble of imaginative theatre makers.

Led by Artistic Director Jay Emmanuel, ENCOUNTER is reimagining ways of making theatre and building platforms to nurture the next generation of ambitious storytellers.

A major focus for ENCOUNTER is creating more welcoming and inclusive spaces for emerging artists from CaLD backgrounds and disabled artists.

In 2022, while in residence, ENCOUNTER will be bringing two major productions to the stage, creating four new works and launching a robust program of artist development initiatives for Culturally Diverse and Queer artists and arts workers.

Follow Encounter Theatre on Instagram to follow their residency.

How to apply

Applications for the Artist in Residence program are currently closed.

International Exchange Opportunity – Coming soon!

FAC is excited to launch a new international exchange opportunity with South Korean arts organisation Incheon Art PlatformCheck back soon for more information and details about how to apply.