Artist Residencies


Deeva Muir | May 17 – July 25, 2021

Beach Street Artist in Residence Deeva Muir lives in the remote town of Leonora in the Northern Goldfields. Muir is inspired by the natural environment of the desert and her interactions with the landscape based on family connection through spirituality and kinship. Muir is married to Kado Muir, a Ngalia cultural leader, whose family maintains strong spiritual and cultural linkages to country in the desert and Northern Goldfields region through birth totems, lifeway association and ancestral linkages. Muir was born in Malaysia from Sri Lankan Tamilian background and uses a unique cross cultural perspective to incorporate these three different cultures in her arts practice.

“I am bringing cross cultural insights to work with how I design and tell stories from a painter’s point of view. My landscapes capture the attraction of beauty, veiled by the brutal extreme of desert conditions. The harsh, unforgiving heat of the sun on rocks, dead trees and blue skies, yet my relationship with the landscape is filtered through my exposure to my husband’s and children’s family’s spiritual and cultural connection to country, giving me insights into country I seek to communicate through these works.”
– Deeva Muir

Muir will be exhibiting her Breakaways series at ART ON THE MOVE Beach Street Gallery from July 19 – 23, 2021 between 10am and 4pm.

Image Credit: Deeva Muir, Breakaways Series, Leonora, 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Tony Sarre & Mayma Awaida | March 22 – May 14, 2021

Tony and Mayma’s residency expanded upon the research they developed as part of Perth Festival 2021; an audio work comprising three multi-modal facets which contribute to Tony’s spatial understanding as a person who is blind.

Navigating through space using atmospheric sound, description, and conversation each represent a unique dimension which collectively interact to build a palpable sense of movement and stillness, tangible and intangible, ephemeral and static. Through the concentrated development of a residency, they evolved this research into a more focused project.

Read more about their ongoing project here.

Rethinking the image – graphic designed by Scott Weir

Jarrad Martyn | September 2 – November 27, 2019

Jarrad Martyn is a WA artist working with painting and drawing to explore the environment around him. During the residency Martyn will be producing a number of paintings and drawings which explore his observations about how we are engaging with the environment during climate change. The relationship between painting being used as a socio political device and as means for unpacking new aesthetic representations will be at the forefront of the project. Martyn will attempt to undermine his reliance on using the illusion of space in his practice and to reintroduce the role of mark making.

Image credit: Jarrad Martyn, Time.

Visit Jarrad’s Website

Chloe Bartram | September 23 – October 20, 2019

Chloe Bartram is a feminist, photographic artist and visual narrator based in Fremantle, WA. Using the conventions of social documentary and photography, she endeavours to explore the idiosyncratic nature of the human condition, create new perspectives on the Aussie outback and bring the lived experiences of women to the centre of discussion. During her Beach Street residency Chloe will be researching women’s pastimes and contributions to society from the 1830’s to the early 1900’s – with a focus on Fremantle. Using photography, Chloe will begin to respond to images and text found in archives. She is interested in the sense of self we can attach to a place and how we leave our mark.

Image credit: Chloe Bartram, Whispered Wants, 2014.

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The Kabuki Drop | May – July, 2019

Development and presentation of interactive performance installation The Elders Project. Presented by the Kabuki Drop, ART ON THE MOVE and Fremantle Festival 10 Nights in Port.

Image credit: The Kabuki Drop performance of The Elders Project at Beach Street Gallery. Image courtesy Dan Mcbride.

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Whiskey & Boots | April, 2019

The second development of a new Western Australian performance work called The Loneliest Number followed by a performance season of 6 performances.

Image credit: Holly Garvey

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Ross Potter | February 27 – April 5, 2019

Ross Potter is a West Australian artist whose work captures the details in our everyday lives, highlighting that escapism can exist in the simplicity of our very own reality. Using Graphite on Paper, while altering perspectives and challenging our sense of place, Potter’s work captures the slow evolution of the urban landscape and how we as a community interact with our surroundings.

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Lia McKnight | February 27 – April 5, 2019

Lia McKnight is an Australian artist and curator based in Perth, WA. Privileging lived experience and emotional geographies as areas of intrigue, her work seeks to speculate on the shifting parameters of identity and context.

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