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Artist Residencies

Goolugatup Heathcote offer a number of residency programs that aim to support artists and their needs at various stages of their careers. These include artists exhibiting as part of the annual exhibition program, participants in our Noongar Artist Residency program, emerging artists in our GEAR program, Goolugatup Sounds musicians, and the Felix Burrows music residency. Goolugatup also supports select visiting artists through live-in residency accommodation in the City of Melville's 8 Hickey Street, located at the base of Yagan Mia/ Wireless Hill.

Current artists in residence

Josten Myburgh

24 June – 21 July 2024

Dan McCabe

15 July 2024 – 7 Oct 2024

Future artists in residence

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Noongar Artist Residencies

Goolugatup's Noongar Artist Residency is a funded three-month long residency program providing a fully subsidised studio space, artist fee, and inclusion in the annual exhibition program if desired. No fixed outcomes are required and it welcomes artists at all stages of their careers.

The program's central focus is to support professional growth and development for Noongar artists, by making resources available that support experimentation and development and foster space and time for meaningful connections to be made. Artists are selected by invitation, guided by a Noongar artist advisory – however, we are pleased to consider expressions of interest from the public (please contact us at heathcote@melville.wa.gov.au).

Previous participant artists include Ilona McGuire, Lea Taylor, Brett Nannup and Ron Bradfield Jr.

Ilona McGuire's artwork, produced as part of the Noongar Artist Residency program in 2023.

8 Hickey Residency

Goolugatup also supports select visiting artists through live-in residency accommodation in the City of Melville's 8 Hickey Street. 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.

Felix Burrows Music Residency

The Felix Burrows Music Residency program is a twice-yearly funded residency based at Goolugatup Heathcote and presented in collaboration with WAM. It provides a fully subsidised studio space for three months and a $5000 artist fee.

The aim of this residency is to support WA musical artists at any stage of their career in developing new creative work and fostering experimentation and originality. Please note the residency is designed for individuals, not groups- though collaborative activity is welcome.  

No fixed outcome is required by the program -however, public presentation is encouraged, whether resulting in performing at the gallery’s Goolugatup Sounds concert programme (paid opportunity), or to share outcomes from their residency via other platforms facilitated by Goolugatup and/or WAM.

This residency is funded generously by the family of Felix Burrows, through the Fremantle Foundation. Felix was a beloved local musician, playing drums in bands such as The Feast of Snakes and Darling Rangers. Felix was also a prolific visual artist and passionate force in the local cinema community. Since his tragic and untimely passing in 2018, Felix’s life and artistic work have been continually celebrated by friends, family and peers. The Felix Burrows Music Residency forms a fitting tribute to the legacy and creativity of this generous, energetic and widely-loved local artist. 

Goolugatup Emerging Artist Residency (GEAR)

Goolugatup Emerging Artist Residency offers an emerging contemporary artist, artist duos or art collectives a fully subsidised three-month long residency on-site at Goolugatup Heathcote. Eligible artists will have begun or completed a recognised fine arts qualification at a local University or TAFE within the last two years. 

Successful applicants are offered a studio space on site at Goolugatup Heathcote. This includes 24hr access, wi-fi, AC, and use of a shared kitchenette.  There are no specific outcomes required from the artist during their residency, however artists are encouraged to make frequent use of their studio and are welcome to host open studios and public workshops. Artists will be given the opportunity to undertake casual mentorship, invite Goolugatup curators for studios visits and receive assistance with funding applications and exhibition proposals if requested. 

Participants:

Emma Buswell
Curtis Taylor
Erin Coates
Jo Darbyshire
Jack Wansbrough

Visit & Accessibility

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.

Accessibility

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.