Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

Artist in Residence (AiR)

Artist in Residence, Niramsin Yakou
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery's 2020 Artist in Residence, Niramsin Yakou

Fairfield City Council has great pleasure in announcing Niramsin Yakou as the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery Artist in Residence for 2020.

Yakou is a Sydney-based performance artist who has achieved recognition for his innovative urban presentations focussing on humanitarian awareness and cultural inclusion.

Dubbed the Fairiety Show, the exhibition will be a short film documenting workshops, performance activities and conversation captured over 12 weeks and shot on the grounds of the FCMG, local schools and community centres.

Yakou said the purpose of the film is to gain an insight on the communities that make up Fairfield’s unique fabric, and exchanging culture and diversity through art, music and performance.

About the Artist in Residence program:

Each year Fairfield City Museum & Gallery invites artists to submit expressions of interest for the Fairfield AiR program.
The residency is available for 12 weeks from March  to June and will result in a 3 month exhibition in the Stein Gallery later the same year.
Who is eligible to apply?
The residency is open to artists from across Australia and internationally, with preference given to artists living and working in Western Sydney. A range of art forms are suitable for the residency including but not limited to; visual art, sculpture, installation, screen, digital and new media art, mixed media and photography.
Please note: FCMG cannot cover flight or accommodation costs for artists.
What’s included?

  •  $5,000 artist fees for a 3 month residency
  •  Up to $1,000 towards materials
  •  3 month exhibition in the Stein Gallery to showcase work (in-kind value $10,000)
  •  Exhibition brochure
  •  Marketing and promotion
  •  Dedicated studio space from which to work (available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, and Sat 10am-4pm)

We encourage applications that respond to Fairfield City’s culturally diverse history and identity – past, present and future. Engage with the Vintage Village site and/or the unique social history collection.

In addition we hold information sessions during the call-out period to assist artists with their applications. 

Follow us on our social media platforms (Facebook & instagram) for next years call-out dates.

Exhibition information

Follow Fairfield City Museum & Gallery and Fairfield City Council's Facebook pages for future updates on the Artist in Residence program.

About Fairfield City Museum & Gallery (FCMG)

FCMG is an arts and heritage facility, owned by Fairfield City Council. Established in 1983, FCMG is located on the site of the original Council Chambers, and is situated in one of the most culturally diverse areas in the state.

Our purpose is to strengthen and nurture the cultural and creative life of Fairfield City. Through innovative cultural and creative programs and our unique facilities, we provide opportunities for dialogue and exploration around the diverse cultural traditions, creativity and identity of the Fairfield City community.