Tina Havelock Stevens

Tina Havelock Stevens explores the ambiguities of human nature using moving image, still image, sound, improvisational performance and mixed media. Fusing her sensibilities as a documentary-maker and musician, she creates intimate, transcendent, immersive art experiences drawing connections between personal histories and loaded sites whilst revealing atmospheres, sociological, environmental and emotional space.

2021 brings Havelock Stevens a major solo winter show, NATURE EXTEMPORIZE at The Substation in Melbourne. She began 2021 with a solo show at Carriageworks for Sydney Festival with her audio-visual installation THANK YOU FOR HOLDING. In 2020 she exhibited in Afterglow, Yokohama Triennale, Japan and Hope in the Dark at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. She also had a major solo show of video and neon at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art for Perth Festival and was featured in The National 2019: New Australian Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney with her dual channel work The Rapids. Other works include a year long collaboration with the Hills District community in Sydney’s North west creating various visual and sonic elements for her extensive Museum of Contemporary Art C3 West project  Hasta La Bella Vista Baby which culminated in a multi – artform event (2019)

Havelock Stevens is the recipient of the prestigious 65th Blake Prize (2018) and the 55th Fisher Ghost Prize (2017).

She has exhibited, performed solo, and with collaborators at CMAG (2021), BLEACH FESTIVAL (2021), MONA FOMA (2020 & 2013), DARK MOFO, Hobart (2016) Performance Space, Sydney (2015 - 2019), Other select exhibitions include Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne, 2011 & 2015), Fisher Ghost Art Prize (Contemporary Section winner, 2013), Bullet Space (NYC, 2014), MILL 6/CHAT Foundation (Hong Kong, 2016) Darren Knight Gallery (Sydney, 2017), John Fries Art Award finalist (UNSW, 2017) Artspace ( Sydney, 2018) Manila Biennale, Philippines (commissioned 2018) and Dominik Mersch Gallery (2021).

Havelock Stevens’ work has been featured on ABC Radio’s Arts and Books shows, ABC TV News Breakfast and in publications such as the Sydney Morning Herald, RealTime, Running Dog, Artlink, Art Almanac, Artshub, and in Art Collector ’s Top Fifty Artists (2017 & 2020), as well as feature articles on her art drumming practice in magazines Tom Tom, 2016 (US) and Drumscene, 2018 (AU). Her work is in the collections of Artbank, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Newcastle Art Gallery, and numerous private collections. She is currently on the Museums of Contemporary Art’s Artist Advisory Board.