Artist in Residence

FCMG Artist in Residence Niramsin

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery's 2020-2021 Artist in Residence (AiR) Niramsin Yakou

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions which limited public access to our site, Niramsin’s Residency has been extended into 2021.
We look forward to supporting Niramsin in the delivery of his exhibition towards the end of 2021 and will keep you all posted throughout the year on the development of his work in anticipation of a spectacular outcome.

Fairfield City Council has great pleasure in announcing Niramsin Yakou as the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery Artist in Residence for 2020-2021.

Yakou is a Sydney-based performance artist who has achieved recognition for his innovative urban presentations focusing 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 FCMG 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?

The residency is open to artists from across Australia and internationally, with preference given to artists living and working in Western Sydney responding to Fairfield City’s diversity. 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.

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

Follow us on social media for next year’s call-out and application information sessions dates.