Artist in Residence

FCMG Artist in Residence Niramsin

Niramsin Yakou

FCMG Artist in Residence 2020-2021 

Born and raised in Fairfield, Niramsin is known for his community driven and socially engaged work. The talented Assyrian Australian artist aims to bring people together advocating for cultural understanding and inclusion.

FCMG offered Niramsin a residency in 2020 to create a new body of work. Due to COVID-19 his residency period was extended into 2021 with an exhibition outcome in 2022. 

FCMG and Niramsin are now proud to present:

Fairiety Show

12 March – 25 June 2022

Fairiety Show is the culmination of Niramsin’s time as FCMG’s Artist in Residence. The body of work displayed in the exhibition includes five new original songs accompanied by a highly captivating video production recorded throughout 2020 - 2022.

Bringing together Niramsin’s practice as a singer, choreographer and community worker, Fairiety Show celebrates culture and diversity, capturing the true spirit of Fairfield.


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

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