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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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Current Artists in Residence

Sherry Paddon (WA) will be using the medium of photography to explore memory, cultural heritage and the influence of aspirational advertising. She is developing new work in preparation for this year’s Joondalup Invitation Art Prize. Follow Sherry on Instagram | Studio 1

Ross Potter (WA) will use roadkill as the subject and utilise surrealist techniques to draw a new series of portraits that imbue the everyday struggles he observes in people around him. Follow Ross on Instagram | Studio 2

Cameron Potts (WA) will be working on a large-scale painting in his highly detailed figurative style using acrylic, pencil, pen and ink on board. Follow Cameron on Instagram | Studio 3

Chloe Nolan (WA) will be exploring the notion of the ‘Predatory Woman’ in cinema. She will be archiving, collaging and re-editing scenes from film in which the archetype is most prevalent. Nolan is currently working towards creating a large scale video installation piece in preparation for her solo exhibition at the Midland Junction Art Centre. Follow Chloe on Instagram | Studio 4

Layli Rakhsha (WA) will develop her new project Indian Ocean Ceremony, using Fremantle harbour as a metaphor to reflect the idea of home through photography, drawing, and printmaking. Follow Layli on Instagram | Studio 5

Lucille Martin (WA) is a multi-disciplinary artist working between iPhoneography, photo-media, textile & performative practice exploring themes related to the social psyche, natural landscape and deep ecology. Her iPhone acts as an extension of the body in a performative and documentary practice in which she captures images while walking and exploring the natural and urban landscape in Australia and overseas. Follow Lucille 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

Jacobus Capone (WA) is working with volcanic ash and copper leaf to create a large scale body of work to exhibit mid-2021. The series of ‘paintings’ slowly unfolding are an accumulation of icons, deciphered and distilled from previous performative undertakings since 2005. Follow Jacobus on Instagram | Studio 7

Tania Ferrier + Nikita Dunovits-Ferrier (WA) are working in collage and animation techniques using ‘Men’s’ magazines to make artworks from a feminist perspective. They will both exhibit work in the Bunbury Biennale in March 2021. They are also working together on large-scale sculptures for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe next February. Follow Tania on Instagram | Follow Nikita on Instagram | Studio 8

John Toohey is working on Trains and Boats and Planes, a photographic project using analog photography and fairground studio props to reflect upon our inability to travel during COVID and create a typology of the people of Perth during a critical period. John’s residency is supported by a WA Government Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Creative Development grant. Follow John on Instagram | 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

Naomie Hatherley (WA) | Follow Naomie on Instagram | Moores


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 are currently closed due to COVID19 and the WA border closure. No interstate or international applications can be accepted at this time.

Submitting Your Proposal
To submit your proposal email [email protected]. Please note that hard copy proposals are not accepted. Links to dropbox folders and other file sharing sites will also not be considered.