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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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International Exchange Opportunity – Coming soon!

FAC is excited to launch a new international exchange opportunity in 2021 with South Korean arts organisation Incheon Art PlatformCheck back soon for more information and details about how to apply.

Current Artists in Residence

Alana Hunt (WA) has been working on the release of Cups of nun chai with Yaarbal Books, New Delhi. This publication is the latest iteration of a ten year evolving body of work that emerged in response to the killing of over 118 people in pro-freedom protests in Indian-controlled Kashmir in 2010. She is also looking at art, connecting with colleagues, and researching her ongoing work with SPACED 04: Rural Utopias in which she is a resident artist with the Kimberley Land Council. This residency has been supported in part by the Regional Artist Fellowship from Regional Arts WA. Follow Alana on Instagram | Studio 1

Jacky Cheng (WA) will be exploring ways to develop immigrant story-telling using her grandmother’s mooncake moulds. These mooncake moulds will be a catalyst in starting new investigations and ways of exploring new works in paper. Follow Jacky on Instagram | Studio 1

Tom Blake (NSW) is working on a book project with Dominique Chen, to be published in 2021 as part of the Lost Rocks series (2017-21). Follow Tom 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

Naomie Hatherley (WA) | Follow Naomie 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

Madeleine Beech (WA) is a multi-disciplinary artist and maker. Beech is driven by an ‘intuitive-making’ approach with an interest in material response, process, experimentation, play and the transformation of found objects and materials. Follow Madeleine 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

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.