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Maile Bowen

Quick Response Residency

Quick Response Residency

Maile Bowen is a multidisciplinary artist drawn to creating works that invite a sense of mindfulness and quiet. During her time at PICA she will finish developing her work produced at her residency in Scotland with An Lanntair. The work developed will explore the re-introduction of a once wiped out sea eagle in remote Scotland to examine the resilience of nature and Indigenous land practices in the age of the Anthropocene.  

Working with the local indigenous community on the Isle of Lewis, Maile will examine both her own relationship to land as a mixed race Hawaiian and Welsh person and the community’s dedication to continuing language and land based practices. Her time at PICA will include finishing a video work and publication from Scotland, in collaboration with Perth graphic designer Desmond Tan.  

About the Artists

Maile Bowen is a writer, artist and embodiment teacher based in Walyalup Western Australia.  

Her work explores relationships to land, culture and is influenced by her Native Hawaiian ancestry. She holds a BA in Community Development and is interested in the intersection of art and community.  

Maile launched feminist publication Accidental Discharge in 2014 in Perth Western Australia at the age of 17. Working with an array of female and gender non-conforming artists, the publication was featured at Semi-Permanent festival, the NGV and MOMA zine and book fair for over 5 years.  


Supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries through a SNAP travel grant, and PICA’s Art Ambassadors.