November 2022 – February 2023
Ilona McGuire joins us in our residency studio as part of the inaugural Noongar Artist Residency Program. During her time in the studio, Ilona will be developing work for exhibition at Goolugatup Heathcote gallery in February 2023. Through further exploration of the ochre and charcoal mediums, Ilona will bring a new and ambitious work that speaks to her ancestral ties here as a Whadjuk woman as well as the historical contexts of wider Australia.
Ilona McGuire is a Noongar and Kungarakan interdisciplinary artist working primarily in printmaking, painting and installation. Her interests and exploration of Australian race relations often manifests in material juxtaposition that examine the nature of everyday tension through to systemic turmoil. After her 2021 drone light show, Moombaki with the Fremantle Biennale, Ilona was awarded the Schenberg Art Fellowship for the Hatched National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). Followed by a 2022 PICA residency, she exhibited at Stala Contemporary and Fremantle Arts Centre with her work now featuring in collections such as Janet Holmes à Court’s and the John Curtin Gallery.
Goolugatup Heathcote is 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 148.58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross, Boorloo (Perth), Western AustraliaAccessibility and amenities
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