Residency Program

Heathcote's Artists in Residence program provides local artists with the space and time to experiment and develop their practice. Many of Heathcote's studios are accessible to the public so you can meet the artists and watch them in action.
 

Current Artist In Residence

Upcoming Artists 2020 coming soon...

Tilt 2019 - Jo Darbyshire

October - December 2019

As a part of the annual Tilt program an artist is invited to respond to the site of Point Heathcote/Kooyagoordup and its many layered history by creating a new body of work. Tilt provides local artists with an opportunity to bring a range of ideas and practice to new audiences, plus engage with a heritage site.

The 2019 Tilt artist is Jo Darbyshire. A West Australian artist currently living and working in Fremantle, Darbyshire studied Fine Arts at Curtin University (1981), Canberra School of Art (1991), and completed a Masters in Cultural Heritage from Curtin University in 2003. She exhibits regularly, and is represented by the Art Collective WA. Primarily a painter Darbyshire also draws on strategies from the visual arts in her work as a social history curator.⁣

Image Credit: Eva Fernandez

Susan Roux

April - June 2019

Susan Roux is a South African born, West Australian artist. She attained her degree in the Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and Honours in drawing at the University of Stellenbosch. She further acquired a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at the University of Stellenbosch. In 2015 she completed an Advance Diploma in Visual Arts at the North Metropolitan TAFE in Perth.  Her Masters’ thesis explored Lacan’s theory on the Mirror Phase. This informed Roux’s use of her inherited history and to work in the post-colonial tradition. Her work analyses and responds to the cultural legacies of colonialism. The work often refers to specific historical events as her points of departure.

From the Artist -

'I accepted the residency in order to undertake an exploration into the history of the emotions of Heathcote, something that has accumulated over the years.'

Image Credit: Eva Fernandez

​​Matthew McAlpine

January - March 2019

Matthew McAlpine (b.1994 Australia) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Wadjuk Noongar country (Perth, Western Australia). His practice aims to explore the complexities and problems of celebrating colonial legacies. He graduated from Curtin University 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours). McAlpine has exhibited in a range of public and artist run space across Australia including the Fremantle Arts Centre, QUT Art Museum and c3 Contemporary Art Space. Recently he exhibited in a group show at Gray Contemporary in Houston, USA.

From the Artist -

'I came into this residency wanting to use it as an opportunity to complete a new body of work, or at the very least start one and in some way, engage with the site...'

 

 

 

 

Image Credit: Mark Sherwood

Kathy Allam

October - December 2018

Kathy Allam graduated from North Metropolitan TAFE in 2012. She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions, most notably Sculptures by the Sea in Perth and Bondi. With careful consideration of the meanings they carry, Kathy creates assemblages both large and small which transform humble materials into the sublime. Over the past 4 years she has been working intensely with found plastic. During the residency at Heathcote Kathy wants to explore the possibilities of interpreting her large, ethereal cloud sculptures through painting and drawings. 

From the Artist -

'Meeting many of the other artists at Heathcote was one of the highlights. Only another artist would find it interesting to talk about paint for an hour...'

Kevin Robertson

July - September 2018

Kevin Robertson was born in Norseman, WA. He studied painting at the Western Australian Institute of Technology, graduating with a BA in 1984, and was awarded a Master of Arts from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in 1992. He is a PhD Graduand (Curtin University) 2018.   His work is represented in many public and private collections including Artbank, Wesfarmers, Bankwest, the Kerry Stokes Collection, University of Western Australia, Murdoch University and the Holmes à Court Collection.

From the Artist -

"This residency offered a chance to reflect on some different concerns to my usual practice. One thing in particular, the representation of depth in painting, came fully into focus...."

Olga Cironis

April - June 2018

Olga Cironis is an award winning multidisciplinary artist with a practice that spans over 20 years. Since graduating with a Master of Visual Arts from SCA University of Sydney (1996) Cironis has exhibited widely with solo shows including Listening Under Water at Perth Centre for Photography and Thessaloniki Art Gallery Greece, Cover Up/Tilt, FAJR at Fremantle Art Centre and Into the Woods Alone at Turner Galleries. Her group exhibitions include Sappers and Shrapnel at Art Gallery of South Australia, and SPAN at Fremantle Art Centre.

 

From the Artist -

"Being invited to return to Heathcote for the Artist in Residency Program for three months was an opportunity I eagerly accepted. As the first TILT artist at HCP in 2008 I spent much time on site researching the history of the location and buildings...."

Eva Fernandez

January - March 2018

Eva Fernandez was born in Toronto, Canada and lives and works in Perth. She completed a Master of Arts at ECU, 2002 and has been a practicing artist for over two decades, working across digital based media and installation.

 

Fernandez’s practice is essentially concerned with the exploration and negotiation of the space which she inhabits and her cultural inheritance with it’s complex histories and the cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism.

 

From the Artist -

"Being invited to spend 3 months at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct artist residency has given me the opportunity to engage with this significant location with access to an onsite studio...."

Mark Parfitt

October - December 2017

Mark Parfitt's practice draws from everyday desires, problems and daily anomalies with intent to make an ordinary life more interesting, more celebratory, more fun. Coming from the position of art as action, Parfitt produces autobiographical work in the form of journals, performance and sculpture. Since 2004, he has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions, featured in several institutional and private collections and has attracted the funding of numerous grants, residencies and prizes.

From the artist -

"I was invited to the Heathcote Artist in Residence program as an established artist interested in life-like projects situated in the everyday. It was an opportunity to create a new artwork and extend my practice that draws from suburban desires, problems and daily anomalies. ..."

Fiona Gavino

April - June 2017

Fiona Gavino is a nationally recognised fibre artist who applies  basket making materials and techniques to create sculpture and installation. Many of her works explore ideas around post-colonial Australian and the commodification of the female body. During her residency, Fiona used the grounds of Heathcote to create ephemeral site specific installations.

From the artist -
 

"The Heathcote Cultural Precinct is a rich and stimulating locale for an artist in residency. It was such a privilege  to have the opportunity to engage with a site that had such a rich pre-colonial history...."

Harvey Mullen

January - March 2017

Harvey Mullen is a Perth based visual artist with particular interests in painting and printmaking, Harvey was born in Zurich and educated in England and Scotland, graduating with an MA(Hons) from Glasgow University in 1995. He has exhibited in a number of group and solo shows in Scotland and Australia with his work being held in public and private collections in Switzerland, the U.K. and Australia.

From the artist -

"I was recently invited to spend three months at Heathcote Cultural Precinct as part of their Artist in Residence program. With access to a studio and facilities, it offered the space and freedom to experiment and the opportunity to develop my practice.

So I arrived at the beginning of January with an open mind, blank sketchbooks, determined to engage with the site as much as possible....."

Andrea Vinkovic

May - July 2016

Andrea Vinkovic (born 1965 in Zagreb, Croatia) is ceramic artist inspired by fragility, organic beauty and delicate balance of natural environment, and intrigued by parallels with cultural environment.

Her work is inspired by microscopic images of pollens, planktons, molecules and natural structures, very different in their nature from the human-made objects. It plays with the idea that natural objects of different origins and on different scale share the similarities and visual language we intuitively recognize and respond to.

Andrea has exhibited her work in Perth and across Australia since 2001, including participation in invitational exhibitions and workshops in Gangjin, South Korea, national ceramic conferences in Bendigo, Brisbane & Sydney, and Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe and Bondi.

Past Artists

Ron Nyisztor

July - September 2019

Ron Nyisztor has been exhibiting since 1989 locally, interstate and overseas. His paintings are held in numerous private and corporate collections and have also been awarded best in show and highly commended. Nyisztor Studio ARI has been directed by Ron for the past 12 years and is committed to a program to showcase West Australian artists, metropolitan and regional, seeking to developing a wider audience and appreciation for the visual arts.

From the Artist -

"I found Heathcote on a hill in winter, at dusk, above a river. It was just as I had imagined, numerous buildings, all rooms with a view, outward looking, miles away from every bothersome thing. In the sky above is de Chirico’s clock tower, its big shadow has passed across the courtyard once again. Birds are among the Magnolias and strelitzias, lovely sights and sounds link the paths and buildings, great older trees honour quietude and calm...

Jon Tarry

October - December 2016

 

Jon Tarry was invited to be our Artist in Residence in the lead up to his solo exhibition for our annual Tilt program 'Restraint', which opened on 11 November 2016.

 

The exhibition ran from 12 November 2016  to 14 January 2017.

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