Goolugatup Heathcote hosts artists in its residency studios throughout the year. These include artists exhibiting in the gallery, participants in our Noongar Artist Residency program, Goolugatup Sounds musicians, and specific invited artists. Goolugatup also supports select visiting artists through live-in residency accommodation in the City of Melville's Hickey Street Cottage.
Goolugatup's Noongar Artist Residencies are a funded residency program providing a studio space for three months, an artist fee, and the opportunity to exhibit in-gallery. No fixed outcome is required by the program, and it welcomes Noongar artists of varying mediums and at all stages of their careers.
The program's central focus is to support professional growth and development for Noongar artists, by offering the space, time, and resources to experiment and develop meaningful connections. Artists are selected by invitation, guided by a Noongar artist advisory – however, we are pleased to consider expressions of interest from the public (contact us).
Participant artists include Ilona McGuire, Lea Taylor, Brett Nannup and Ron Bradfield Jr.
Goolugatup also supports select visiting artists through live-in residency accommodation in the City of Melville's Hickey Street Cottage. The residencies are made available to artists, writers, and musicians from outside of the Perth area that are participating in Goolugatup and City of Melville arts programs.
The Hickey Street Cottages form part of the historic Applecross Wireless Station site and are formally known as the Stationmasters’ Cottages. Built in 1912 to accommodate the staff who worked at the top of the hill, the cottages are a highly significant part of the site history. Prior to the site’s use as a telecommunication station (1912 to 1967), the hill was known as Yagan Mia, a site of high cultural significance to the local Noongar Whadjuk clan. For thousands of years the hill has been used as a vantage point for communication, and is a high-level initiation site for Noongar men. The hill is also renowned as a unique biodiversity hot spot, and is home to rare flora species endemic to the area.
Goolugatup Heathcote is a cultural precinct located on the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, in the suburb of Applecross, just south of the centre of Boorloo Perth, WA. It is 10 minute drive from the CBD, the closest train station is Canning Bridge, and the closest bus route the 148.
The Gallery is open 10-4 daily, and closed public holidays. The grounds are open 24/7.
The gallery is wheelchair accessible and ACROD parking is available nearby. Main entry is 1.4m wide, and accessible toilet doors are 0.9m wide. Toilets are unisex. If you attending an event and require an AUSLAN interpreter please contact us.