For Artists

Artists in Residence

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

Victoria Midwinter Pitt (WA) is a documentary filmmaker and writer currently researching gender, power and war. She will investigate a new form of expression in narrative fiction for ideas and characters previously encountered. Studio 1

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

Stephen Armistead (WA) works with installation, video, photo-media, architecture, objects, interactive elements and sound. He will draw from lived experiences, societal observations and recollections of domestic life to investigate temporary installations in and around FAC and greater Fremantle. Room 4

Phoebe Clarke (WA) will use sculpture, video, drawing and robotics to investigate the interconnectivity within a family group and the changes that occur when something or someone falls out of place. Studio 5

Hannah Farleigh (WA) experiments with large-scale mark making through painting and drawing. Farleigh will investigate conventions of pleasure by embracing the often-overlooked experiences of silence and stillness. Studio 6

Elizabeth Bills (WA) will collaborate with seven artists to create an installation about loneliness. The final work will be exhibited in May 2017 at PS Art Space. Studio 7

Tessa Beale (WA) creates transitional works across the media of metal, print and drawing, exploring ideas of transformation. Studio 8

Andrew Sunley Smith (WA) will continue to develop a series of sculpted forms, films and drawings created and formed through constant velocity. Studio 9

The current Moores Studio artists are Clyde McGill (WA) and Kathy Allam (WA).

In partnership with Asialink, FAC is pleased to introduce the 2017 Taipei reciprocal exchange artist Alice Lin (TWN).

Alice Lin (TWN) is a ceramic artist who has exhibited in Taiwan, the USA and Japan and holds a Bachelor Degree from Tainan National University of the Arts. While in residence Lin will use local clays to explore her fascination with flora and fauna, revealing their beautiful and sometimes strange forms. Ceramics Studio

The Asialink Arts Residency is an innovative, flexible program that promotes cross-cultural dialogue by providing Australian and Asian artists with opportunities for reciprocal artist residencies. FAC has been involved in reciprocal exchanges with artists from Taipei Culture Foundation, Taiwan for seven years.

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 bevanh@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

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 residencies@fremantle.wa.gov.au. Please note that hard copy proposals are not accepted.