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Artist in Residence Sanne Koelemij in her FAC studio creating her colour field collage 'drawings'

Artist in Residence Sanne Koelemij in her FAC studio creating her colour field collage ‘drawings’

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

Tobias Richardson (VIC) will draw on historic Fremantle to create a series of paintings, drawings and sculptures. Studio 1

Lesley Duxbury (VIC) will investigate weather patterns and their effect on the night sky using photography, printmaking, video and installation. Studio 1

Victoria Pitt (WA) is a documentary filmmaker and writer researching themes of gender, power and war to create a new form of expression in narrative fiction. Studio 1

Shannon McCulloch (WA) works in painting, drawing and digital media to investigate postcolonial ideas of gentrification, corporate colonialism and mainstream media propaganda and how these shape contemporary suburban life. Studio 2

Sally Mulholland (WA) is a multimedia artist who will explore elements of abstraction through sound, poetry, video and projection. Studio 3

Lisa Liebetrau (WA) investigates the architectural and institutional elements specific to art institutions. She will document her observations at FAC through site intervention and ephemeral installations. Liebetrau is the recipient of the 2016 FAC Print Award Residency. Studio 4

Stephen Armistead (WA) works with installation, video, photomedia, architecture, objects, interactive elements and sound to investigate temporary installations in and around FAC and greater Fremantle. Room 4

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. Room 4

Amy Perejuan-Capone (WA) will create multimedia installations and video works that explore the multitude of commodities, people, ideas and histories that flow in and out of Fremantle Harbour. Studio 5

Hannah Farleigh (WA) experiments with large scale mark making through painting and drawing to investigate the pleasures of silence and stillness. Studio 6

Laura Mitchell (WA) will examine the notion of obsolescence to develop a series of installations and performances. Studio 6

Guy Louden (WA) will explore a contemporary take on the historical tradition of fantasy ruin paintings to produce a custom video game and series of related prints. Studio 7

Janet Carter (WA) continues her exploration of global precarity and creative resilience-building projects as she investigates the demise of cash in contemporary society and researches the history of coins, bank notes, Mints and Reserve Banks. Studio 7

Curtis Taylor (WA) is a Martu artist and filmmaker whose works tell the stories of his people through short documentaries, narrative films, installations and video works. He will create a collaborative body of work with Yolngu artist Ishmael Marika (NT) for the major FAC exhibition In Cahoots, opening in November. Studio 8

Ian Strange (WA/USA) will prepare for ISLAND, an upcoming FAC exhibition that investigates the concept of home through the metaphor of the desert island. Studio 9

Stephanie Hammill (WA) will combine traditional Japanese urushi lacquer-based repair techniques with sculptural ceramic works. She will develop a series of works based on brokenness, destruction, distortion and repair. If you have broken ceramics you’d like to contribute to this project please email [email protected]. Ceramics Studio

Art Ichol Exchange

Holly O’Meehan (WA) is the first recipient of FAC’s new Indian AIR Exchange program. This September she will travel to the rural city of Maihar in Madhya Pradesh, India to complete her residency at Art Ichol, a multifaceted arts organisation.

O’Meehan is an emerging artist who works in textiles, ceramics and other craft-based disciplines. A Fine Art graduate from Curtin University (2014), she has exhibited work in Perth, Albany and Brisbane and twice been a finalist in the FAC Print Award supported by Little Creatures Brewing.

O’Meehan will learn traditional craft techniques from the Madhya Pradesh region throughout her month-long residency.

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 2017 for residencies beginning after September 2018.

Submitting Your Proposal
To submit your proposal email [email protected]. Please note that hard copy proposals are not accepted.