Past Artist In Residence
Stuart Bailey is a Melbourne based artist and curator. He works in a variety of media with an emphasis on site-specific installation. One of his most recent works that was exhibited in 2007, Crafting self-esteem, explores issues around the past uses of the building now occupied by the Fremantle Arts Centre. Channeling an art therapy class for troubled teens, Bailey has created a group of ‘difficult’ sculptures. His sculptures are installed alongside a wall drawing and works by Basil Hadley from the City of Fremantle Collection, as Bailey is drawn to Hadley’s enjoyment of the tragicomic and looks to him as a possible mentor in his commentary on the impact of institutions on the individual. Bailey completed a three-month residency at the Australia Council’s Los Angeles Studio in 2005 and has curated a number of exhibitions, including Slowing Down and Wolfgang Sievers: Work at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne (2007) and World famous in New Zealand at Canberra Contemporary Art Spaces (2005).