FEB 2020 – APRIL 2020 SOLO SHOW at PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts) for Perth Festival
TINA HAVELOCK STEVENS
Havelock Stevens is the winner of the prestigious 65th Blake Prize (2018), and the 55th Fisher Ghost Prize (2017). Fusing her sensibilities as a film-maker and a musician, Havelock Stevens’ practice engages with the sublime, the autobiographical and the restlessness of humanity. She creates intimate, immersive, transcendent art experiences in the context of unusual urban, natural and emotional environments, dwelling on loaded sites by inhabiting the location visually and sonically, and tuning into the frequencies and history of place.
Havelock Stevens won the Contemporary Section of the Fisher Ghost Art Prize ‘(2013) and was a finalist in the National Portrait Prize (National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2015), the John Fries Award (Sydney, 2017) and Tidal (Devonport Regional Gallery, 2018). She curated for Artbar at the Museum of Contemporary Art (2018) and has delivered various commissions including ‘Submerge’, MONA FOMA (2013), REWIND ROOM (Performance Space, 2015), the large-scale THUNDERHEAD at Dark Mofo and Performance Space (2016), BETASHOCKERS, Big Anxiety Festival (UNSW & AGNSW, Sydney, 2017) and BEATS OF DARKNESS for the Manila Biennale (Philippines, 2018).
In 2019 Havelock Stevens created a major new dual channel installation ‘The Rapids’ for The National : New Australian Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Throughout the year she collaborated with the Hills District community in Sydney’s North west creating various elements for her large C3 West project 2019 “Hasta La Bella Vista Baby’ culminating in a festive visual and sonic portrait also with the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Currently Havelock Stevens is a resident artist at the Clothing Store Artist Studios, Carriageworks.
Havelock Stevens has also exhibited at Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne, 2011 & 2015), Bullet Space (NYC, 2014), MILL 6 Foundation (Hong Kong, 2016) Alaska Projects (Sydney, 2016), Galerie Pom Pom (Sydney, 2017), Darren Knight Gallery (Sydney, 2017), The Lock Up Gallery (Newcastle, 2018 & 2016) and Artspace (Sydney, 2018) amongst many other installations and performances nationally and internationally. She is in the collections of Artbank, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Newcastle Art Gallery, and numerous private collections.
She continues to work with collaborators such as choreographer Jo Lloyd (Performance Space 2017 & 2019, Ian Potter Museum 2019, Dark Mofo 2020) composer Cat Hope (Fremantle Biennale 2017, Perth Festival 2019) music and art ensemble Chicks on Speed (Artspace 2013, MCA 2014, Performance Space 2019) and long term musical collaborator Liberty Kerr (The Mumps/post rock band, experimental duo performances, THUNDERHEAD, The Rapids)
Her work has been featured on ABC Radio’s Arts and Books show, ABC News Breakfast, Sydney Morning Herald, RealTime , Artlink , Art Almanac and Art Collector ’s Top Fifty Artists (2017), as well as feature articles on her drumming practice in magazines Tom Tom, 2016 (US) and the October issue of Drumscene, 2018 (Aus).
White Drummer taps into the frequencies and electromagnetic pulses of places and times – appropriately, opposite MONA on Little Frying Pan Island.
2013 White Drummer, MONA Billboard, Republic Tower, Melbourne