Lindsay Malay is a Gija man. Born in Wyndham and growing up on Bedford Downs Cattle Station and in Halls Creek, Lindsay now lives and paints in Warmun. Lindsay explores the themes of Bulgundi (Homeland), Bedford Downs Station country, Rockybar, Jarrinybal (Reincarnation), Budabuwring (his grandmother’s father), survival stories and his grandfather, Sally Malay. He especially connects with his grandmother and grandfather’s country through his own painting and works assisting elder artists.
Phoebe Clarke’s practice is an investigation that sits on the border of the alienating and the benign, with a focus on materiality and viewer dynamics. During her residency, Clarke will be manipulating three installations, to draw out these two states and nudge them into the viewer’s consciousness.
Jarrad Martyn’s practice explores how different moments in Australian history have been framed and how we engage with spaces after they have become abandoned. Through painting and installation Martyn employs the principles of bricolage ‘something constructed from a diverse range of things’ to bring together imagery and research to create a more conversational meaning of the history being explored.
Gabby Loo explores ideas and observations that arise on her travels to Midland during the residency. For each day that she visits, the artist will delve into new-found inspirations through the sequential art of pictographs and comics. These will take shape through drawing, textiles, printmaking and collage photography processes.
Bina Butcher and Tessa Beale will work in residence, creating conditions for quiet consideration of ephemeral moments through sound, video projection, found objects and works on paper. Exploring the movement of bodies of water, textures, shadows and sound, the artists aim to re-contextualise their own sensory experiences and interactions in a new environment: the gallery.
Dion Hamill is a commercial illustrator who has worked in advertising and marketing for the past 20 years. He is the author and illustrator of three children’s books and has illustrated picture books and book covers for various authors. Influenced by natural surroundings and science fiction themes, Dion’s works emphasize emotion over photo-realism.
Louise Hamill is a contemporary artist working across painting, drawing and sculpture. Inspired by dreams, the supernatural and nature, Louise creates highly detailed nightscapes of imagined and real scenes in nature.