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Hatched Open Studios

Hatched Open Studios

Grab a drink and join us for a night of conversation with our resident Hatched artists Remy Faint (NSW) and Ilona McGuire (WA), facilitated by Hatched Curatorial Fellow Miranda Johnson.

Remy Faint’s residency at PICA is focused on repositioning their practice geographically from the east to the west coast of Australia, establishing a unique framework to investigate new ideas surrounding site-specificity. Remy’s practice is motivated by the desire to expand languages of painterly and sculptural abstraction by examining its global histories. His work often references objects and materials specific to his Chinese heritage such as the folding screen, a spatial tool and a cultural symbol.

Ilona McGuire is a proud Whadjuk, Ballardong, Yuat and Kungarakan artist working across various mediums to explore cultural identity, race relations, and traditional versus contemporary indigenous values. Through this residency, Ilona will be exploring new materials and scales within her practice with an aim to push view experience of her work.

With the galleries open late and drinks on us, it’s the perfect opportunity to view the exhibition and hear from two of Australia’s best emerging contemporary artists!

About the Artist

Remy Faint Hatched Residency Artist

Remy Faint is an emerging artist based in Sydney (Gadigal). By referencing objects specific to his Chinese heritage, Faint explores global histories of abstraction to create paintings, sculptures and installations. This coincides with physical acts of assembling, repurposing and combining both conventional and diverse materials in his studio.

Faint has exhibited widely in Sydney and is included in the upcoming national graduate exhibition Hatched, at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). He has also been a finalist in the Jenny Birt Painting Prize, Kudos Emerging Artist Award and has recently graduated with first class Honours from UNSW Art and Design. Faint is one of the Hatched 2022: Artists’ in Residence at PICA in May 2022.

Ilona McGuire Hatched Residency Artist

Ilona McGuire is a proud Whadjuk, Ballardong, Yuat and Kungarakan woman. Her bloodlines run from Whadjuk boodja (land) to the Fitzmaurice region of the Northern Territory. Throughout her artistic practice, McGuire has explored a variety of skills and mediums to express her concepts including printmaking, painting and installation. More recently, McGuire has worked in drone choreography, sound design and narration. The 2021 Fremantle Biennale opened with her work, Moombaki. Moombaki saw 160 drones take flight to share Whadjuk Dreamtime stories in an immersive experience of light, movement and sound. Expression through her narration, music, design/choreography and space created a spiritual experience, site-specific and responsive to Whadjuk boodja.


Hatched 2022 is made possible by the generosity of Major Exhibition Partner the Minderoo Foundation. PICA’s opening events, public programs, family and learning programs and studio residencies are supported by our Community Engagement Partner the City of Perth.

Image: David Cox