Tina Havelock Stevens, (she/her) lives and works on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.
Tina Havelock Stevens is a multi disciplinary artist who explores the ambiguities of human nature through performance, moving image, still image, sound, archives and immersive installations. Her sturdy experience in post punk bands and as an observational documentary film maker collide and mix, to create artworks that animate an experience of the world that is attuned to emotional responses to the rhythm and movement of structures and environments that we inhabit and traverse.
Havelock Stevens is most known for immersive and transcendent audio-visual installations using her drum kit as a spontaneous compositional conduit and improvises live to her works on screen and/or appears in her moving image works. She also collaborates with dance artists such as Jo Lloyd, is a founding member of Double Double ( with Lloyd, Deanne Butterworth, Evelyn Ida Morris) and works with other musicians in this context and as live performance exclusively.
Havelock Stevens is the recipient of the prestigious 65th Blake Prize (2018) and the 55th Fisher Ghost Prize (2017). She is currently on the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Artist Advisory Board and has just completed a 32 channel sound installation, a permanent public artwork, commissioned for the new Sydney Football Stadium.
In Australia she has also exhibited, performed solo, and with collaborators at Dancehouse (2022) The Substation (2022 – 2021) Bundanon Art Museum (2022) MONA FOMA (2020 & 2013), Carriageworks, Sydney Festival (2021) PICA (2020) MCA C3 West program (2019) DARK MOFO (2016) and Performance Space (2015 – 2019) She featured in The National 2019 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, performed underwater MONA FOMA (2013) and continues to live score her large-scale film THUNDERHEAD (2022- 2016).
She has exhibited extensively in galleries in Australia. Most recently with ‘Keeper of Time’ a solo at Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney. Internationally she has presented at PS122, NYC (2012) Bullet Space, NYC (2016), Mill6 Foundation CHAT, Hong Kong (2016) Manila Biennale, Philippines (2018) and Yokohama Triennale 2020 edition amongst many other exhibitions and performances nationally and internationally.
Havelock Stevens was a resident artist at the Clothing store Studios, Carriageworks, Sydney (2019 – 2020) She is in the collections of Artbank, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Newcastle Art Gallery, Macquarie Group Collection and numerous private collections.