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Former AIR Katie Breckon

Former AIR Katie Breckon

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

Mick Douglas and Amaara Raheem (VIC) are developing a performance lecture exploring past, present and possible future relations to the planet’s oceans. Their work employs text, movement, material encounters and imagery including modified maritime charts. Studio 1

Christian Danielewitz (DK) is a Danish artist, researcher and writer whose focuses on the socioecological wreckage caused by the extraction of minerals that power contemporary societies, and will focus on WA’s mining sector. 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

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

Alira Callaghan (WA) will explore the potential of artist books as sculptural objects using documentation and materials from previous projects. If you would like to visit during the residency feel free to contact Alira via aliracallaghan.com. Follow Alira on Instagram | Studio 3

As a wheelchair user, Bruno Booth (WA) produces bold, funny and engaging art which shows that disability does not predetermine a life of compromise but in fact can offer a range of largely unexpected positive life experiences. He will research and develop work that includes sculpture, participatory installations, video, painting and drawing. Follow Bruno on Instagram | Studios 2 & 9

Jennifer McMillan (UK) is researching the relationship between female bodies and the natural environment – specifically trees, flowers, wind and heat. She will combine traditional materials with elements of the natural environment to produce costumes which demonstrate how both body and environment can work together or against each other. Follow Jennifer on Instagram | Studio 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

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 | Room 4

Talya Rubin (WA) is a multidisciplinary artist working across performance, visual arts and the written word. Rubin will develop At the End of the Land, a solo performance work about the liminal space between life and death. Room 4

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

Lance Delary-Simpson (VIC) will work on a series of paintings and sculptures based on aging non-digital graphic designs on commercial buildings across Fremantle. Delary-Simpson will borrow from sign writing techniques to construct sculptures and paintings in homage to an iconic age of modern design. Follow Lance on Instagram | Studio 6

Jacobus Capone (WA) will pursue a painting based project developing a large series of symbols influenced by research from each of his previous performative undertakings. 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

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

Mal Capone (WA) will continue to develop his raku fired spherical forms, experimenting with texture, colour, the void and the use of extrusions within their construction. 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.

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.