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

Former Artist in Residence Sanne Koelemij at work 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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Art Ichol Exchange

FAC now hosts an annual reciprocal residency with Art Ichol, an Indian multi-arts organisation. Applications for the 2018 residency are now open. WA artists are invited to apply.

The successful applicant will travel to the rural city of Maihar in Madhya Pradesh, India to live and work for one month from mid-September to mid-October 2018. The chosen applicant will receive a return airfare from Perth to India, transfers to and from Art Ichol, independent living quarters, three meals a day, laundry and wifi facilities, and independent workspace and access to Art Ichol’s shared workshops and studios. Read the full news story.

Only artists whose primary place of residence and work is within WA are eligible to apply.

Applications close 5pm Fri 6 Jul 2018.

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2018 Asialink Artist in Residence

FAC introduces the 2018 Asialink-FAC reciprocal exchange artist in resident Hsian Jung Chen (TAIWAN), a Taipei-based artist whose inspiration comes from the common experience of people in daily life. He reinterprets and distorts common themes purposely in order to invoke resonance with the audience through his ceramic practice and mixedmedia installations.

Whilst in residence at FAC, Hsian will do research on the Fremantle Market as one of the few municipal market buildings that still serves its original purpose in Australia today. He will interview locals, observe people’s movements and behaviour in the markets, gather found objects and stories, and look at historical archival material. Ceramics Studio

Jul-Sep Artists in Residence

Judith Van Heeren (VIC) is a painter interested in ecologies that are being altered by human behaviour. Spending time at Kings Park and surrounding green spaces to observe and record native flora, Van Heeren will develop intimate studies of species in the studio, informing a new body of work. Follow Judith on Instagram | Studio 1

Elyssa Sykes-Smith (NSW) builds upon her Mind Walk project developed during her last FAC residency. She will facilitate one-to-one blindfolded walking performances in Fremantle. If you wish to participate contact her at [email protected]. Follow Elyssa on Instagram | Studio 1

Andrew Turier (NSW) has created a set of rules he must adhere to while constructing a series of drawings and paintings in order to challenge his own aesthetic. Follow Andrew on Instagram | Studio 2

Jessie Lloyd (VIC) will research contemporary Indigenous songs that were performed in Christian missions and Aboriginal reserves in WA in the 1900s. This will form a new body of work which builds upon her Mission Songs Project. Follow Jessie on Instagram | Studio 2

Matt Brown (WA) works across a range of media including drawing, sculpture and installation. During his residency he’ll produce work intended to challenge the homogenised ways in which we receive and consume information. Studio 3

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 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. Follow Annabel on Instagram | Room 4

Brent Harrison (WA) is a multi-disciplinary artist who investigates masculinities and gay male culture in contemporary Australia. He will create works reinterpreting heterosexual practices encoded in mainstream culture. Follow Brent on Instagram | Studio 5

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 6

Domenico de Clario (VIC) develops material for future durational performances involving walking and soccer. He works across painting, writing, drawing and sound-making. Studio 6

Bello Benischauer (WA/AT) and Elisabeth M Eitelberger (WA/AT) are an artist duo working in a form they describe as ‘existence theatre’. They utilise video, sound composition, performance and creative writing to reflect upon particular social and political issues and the individuals dealing with them. Studio 7

Carmela Corvaia (WA) will use pre-dyed fleece and found natural materials to create multilayered forms that describe landscapes and journeys. Studio 8

Dan McCabe (WA) explores themes of contemporary spirituality, global consumption and nature as national identity. During this residency, commissioned by International Art Space, he will produce a significant body of new work that will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Western Australia for spaced 3: north by southeast. Follow Dan on Instagram | Studio 9

Wes Maselli (SA) is making work for the exhibition Australiyaniality at Holmes à Court Gallery. He is working with paint, cast concrete, welded material and projections for this series. Follow Wes on Instagram | Studio 9

Amy Perejuan-Capone (WA) is developing ceramics-based works relating to glaciation, sea ice formation and maritime logistics for her project Cave of Forms/Walking on the Moon, to be exhibited at PS Art Space in 2019. Follow Amy 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 2018 for residencies beginning after September 2019.

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.