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Tania Ferrier in her FAC studio

Tania Ferrier 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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Jan–Mar Artists in Residence

Alana Hunt (WA), an artist and writer who lives on Miriwoong country in the north-west of Australia will research the role Fremantle Port played in enabling the colonisation of the East Kimberley via a shipping route that was in active operation from 1886 until 2013. Studio 1

Sabrina Lauriston (QLD) will continue her research into the part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious, the real and the unreal as she attempts to capture the essence of ‘ego’ through the pinhole camera. Follow Sabrina on Instagram | Studio 1

Penny Walker-Keefe (VIC) creates work in response to pop science and space culture. Researching the story of NASA’s Skylab that crash landed in WA in 1979, she will work with images, sculptural objects and video utilising DIY low-fi techniques and found materials. Follow Penny on Instagram | Studio 1

Annette Peterson (WA) continues work on her painting project Through the Streets. Peterson incorporates both studio and plein air techniques focusing upon how the experience of suburban driving can be represented in painting. She will create painted stills that will be sequenced to create a short 3 second moving image. Follow Annette on InstagramStudio 1

Jennifer Garland (WA) borrows from the language and methods of science to create art that draws on her background as a psychology researcher. She will investigate the places people visualise during hypnosis and will be interviewing people using guided visualisation techniques. Please contact Jennifer at [email protected] to participate. Follow Jennifer on Instagram | Studio 2

Andrew Wood (Northern Ireland) works under the name Bright Stem and will develop a series of new works in multiple disciplines including sculpture, graphic design, illustration, media production and surface pattern. Follow Andrew on Instagram | Studio 3

Phoebe Todd-Parrish (Canada) questions the relationship between materiality and memory in an increasingly digitised world. She will begin a new body of work that investigates how printmaking processes like frottage can record changes in material and psychological space. Studio 3

Dawn Dudek (Canada) will work on the next phase of her project Distance and Displacement which started in the boreal forests of Canada. Utilising painting, photography and animation her work will move from the landscapes of WA into the studio, then back again; raising important questions about originality and ways of seeing within our natural surroundings. Follow Dawn on Instagram | Studio 4

Ben Mitchell (WA) uses a Smartphone to sketch observational drawings of people seen in his daily life before investigating larger layered images. Work from his residency will exhibitied in April 2020 at Nyisztor Studio Melville. Follow Ben on InstagramStudio 4

Sherry Paddon (WA) will collect found objects and imagery, which will be documented using a variety of photographic techniques as a starting point for a new body of work, exploring themes of nostalgia and the need for humans to consume and connect. Follow Sherry on Instagram | Studio 5

Tania Ferrier (WA) will use 200 bras to create Shark Woman, an extension of her Angry Underwear project. The public are invited to contribute by donating a padded bra to add to the 2.4m high sculpture that will be exhibited at FLUX Gallery for International Women’s Day 2020. Please contact Tania at [email protected] if you are interested in being involved. Follow Tania on Instagram | Room 4

Alana Di Giacomo (WA) will investigate connections between architecture and space, working with abstract constructions, paintings and installations. She will develop work for an exhibition at Heathcote Cultural Precinct in August 2020. Follow Alana on Instagram | Room 4

Alex Spremberg (WA) will explore new painting processes in order to develop a series of works combining rational geometries with the fluidity of paint. Follow Alex on Instagram | Studio 6

Kate Sully (UK) will explore the art of disconnection and how her practice is affected by being immersed in another culture. Sully intends to challenge her current mixed media practice and use colour and form to explore these ideas and develop new work. Studio 7

Duncan Wright (WA) will consider the beach as a site of cultural significance – of great pilgrimage, tradition, lore and ritual. He will develop a photographic typology, exploring themes of cultural identity, nature and culture. Follow Duncan on Instagram | Studio 7

Chloe Nolan (WA) will explore the Medusa mythology through video and installation. Combining collaged scenes of predatory male film characters and motifs of Medusa-women, Nolan hopes to create an immersive, unsettling body of work. Studio 7

Tanya Lee (WA) undertakes large-scale public performances and will use the residency to test materials and construction methods to produce props, costumes and sets for her  inventive performance projects. Follow Tanya on Instagram | Studio 8

Tess Mehonoshen’s (VIC) installation practice examines transient living and the disconnection which occurs with loss of place. Connections to her locational identity will be made through the use of found site-specific materials, creating ephemeral objects which will be installed around FAC. Follow Tess on Instagram | Studio 9

Jenni Vacca (WA) will create a series of sculptural works combining clay with sands, limestone and tree resins sourced from the natural environment around FAC. Vacca will study the naturally occurring forms and textures through drawing, frottage and imprint to inform the new direction of her sculptures. Studio 9

Nien Schwarz (WA) has a longstanding interest in Earth science. She’s incorporated geological material into her arts practice for several decades, and will use her time in residence to investigate the potential of geological waste material in the composition of ceramic glazes. Follow Nien 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 2020 for residencies beginning after September 2021.

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.