Artist CV

Mei Swan Lim

0450 736 831 / mei_saraswati@live.com.au

 

Sound / Performance / Voice & Music / Immersive Theatre / Installation 

 

 

Education:

 

Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art) - Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley Campus

2013-present

 

Current roles:

 

Perth International Arts Festival - Custodian and Audio Editor for Museum of Water 

2017 - 2018

 

New Era Baha’i Choir & Madjitil Moorna - Choir member 

 

Mei Saraswati - electronic musician and performer

2010 - present

 

Exhibitions:

 

Perth Institute of Arts, Perth Cultural Centre 

 

Radical Ecologies group show – Movements – spatial immersive sound work 

5 August – 7 September 2016

 

Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre 

 

Rise Gallery – Swamp Gospel – spatial vertical sound work 

19 May – November 2016

 

Perth Institute of Arts, Perth Cultural Centre 

 

Fringe Festival – Sleeping Beauty by Renee Newman & Ian Sinclair – sound and music composition

2016

 

PACT NSW, 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville NSW

 

Tropical Hypeisms by Caroline Garcia – Dance / Theatre -  sound and music composition

2016

        

Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre 

 

Proximity Festival 2015 - Meditations on Water – one-on-one immersive, participatory work

 

Wednesday 28 – Saturday 31 October, Monday 2 – Sunday 8 November 2015

 

Rear Window Contemporary Subiaco, 267 Hay St Subiaco

 

Soft Protest (group show) – weavings 

April 2015

 

Perth Institute of WA, Perth Cultural Centre 

 

Perth Theatre Company – From the Rubble – performer, sound and music co-composition 

2014

 

 

Notable (Solo and Band) Music Performances:

Fron Voyage Festival (WA) 2015, Wave Rock Festival (WA) 2015, Camp Doogs Festival (WA) 2015, Fremantle Arts Centre Summer series 2015, RTR FM’s Distant Murmurs showcase 2014.

 

Solo Independent releases: 

Devotions (EP) 2016, Small Tunas of the Swan Coastal Plain (EP) 2014, Jungle Backyard (EP) 2013, Hypermeditations (LP) 2013, Palm to Palm (EP) 2010

 

Community Arts and Workshops:

 

Awesome Arts Residency

Bentley Primary School

Term 3, 2017

 

Awesome Arts Residency

South Newman Primary and Newman Senior High School

June 16 - June 30, 2017

 

BIO+STEAM Workshop for Kickstart Festival

Scitech, West Perth

April 2017

 

Swamp Clubb for Kickstart Festival

Perth Cultural Centre

April 2017

 

Sibling Music Workshops

Balga Senior High School

July 2015 - present 

 

Electronic music program for at-risk youth between the ages 11 - 15. 

 

Swamp Clubb for City of Perth

TRANSART: TRANSITION 2016

6 - 29th May 2016

 

PaCE (Parent and Community Engagement) Program

Bentley Primary, Tranby Primary & Belmay Primary School

2012 - 2016

 

Computer workshop facilitator for parents of the school.

 

Tiapapata Arts Centre

Upolu, Samoa

February - March 2012

 

Assisted in art classes for local Baha’i children’s class, young people with disabilities and the elderly at a home in Apia.

Volunteer Art Classes

Pottuvil Primary, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

August 2010

 

 

Mei Swan Lim (Visual Artist / Workshop Facilitator)
Mei Saraswati (Sound / Electronic Music / Voice / Performance)

mei_saraswati@live.com.au 

Completed Tertiary Education:
2018 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art) - Edith Cowan University

Artist Labs: 2017    ‘Gospel Workshop’ with Eric Dozier, Festival of Voices, Hobart
2016    ‘Poetics of the Senses’ with Teatros De Los Sentidos, Melbourne Festival
2015    ‘Proximity Lab’ with Helen Cole (In Between Time, UK), Art Gallery of Western Australia

Commissions: 2018 ‘Land Sale’, Supported by International Art Space for ‘Know Thy Neighbour’
2018    ‘Sky Life, Ground Life’ Sound Install, ‘FLORA’ (Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art Curated by Gemma Weston), UWA
2017    ‘Khoo Sisters’, Video, ARTBAR @ Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks NSW 2016 ‘Swamp Gospel’ 5 channel sound work, Rise Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Performances:
2018    ‘Museum of Water’ with Amy Sharrocks (UK), Perth Festival
2018    ‘Walyalup Walk’ with Sharyn Egan (WA)
2017    ‘Swamp Clubb’, Perth International Arts Festival
2016    ‘Swamp Clubb’, TRANSART: TRANSITION 2016, City of Perth
2015    ‘Meditations on Water’, Proximity Festival, Art Gallery of Western Australia
2014    ‘From the Rubble’, Perth Theatre Company, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Group Shows: 2018 ‘Land Sale’, Sculpture, Video and Weaving, (Supported by IAS), Cool Change Contemporary, Perth 2018 ‘Australiyaniality’, Paper Cuts, Janet Holmes á Court Gallery, West Perth
2017    ‘In Situ Launch’, Photography, ArtLAAB, University of Western Australia
2016    ‘Radical Ecologies’, ‘Movements’ Sound Work, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth Cultural Centre
2015    ‘Soft Protest’, Weaving, Rear Window Contemporary, Subiaco

Sound and Music Design: 2018 ‘VEXillology’ Flag Anthems, Australiyaniality, Janet Holmes á Court Gallery, West Perth 2018 ‘Bureau of Meteoranxiety’, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
2017    ‘Apocalypse Anonymous’, The Big Anxiety Festival, Sydney
2016    ‘Sleeping Beauty’, Fringe Festival, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts 2016 ‘Tropical Hypeisms’, PACT, NSW 

As Mei Saraswati:

Solo releases: Sky and Below (EP) 2017, Hyperdiversity (LP) 2017, Devotions (EP) 2016, Small Tunas of the Swan Coastal Plain (EP) 2014, Hypermeditations (LP) 2013, Palm to Palm (EP) 2010

Selected performances: Camp Doogs (WA) 2017, Fron Voyage Festival (WA) 2015, Wave Rock Festival (WA) 2015, Camp Doogs Festival (WA) 2015, Wide Open Space Festival 2013.

Art / Sound / Music Workshops: 

2018    ‘Creative Challenge’, Awesome Arts Residency, Warralong Community 

2017    ‘Creative Challenge’, Awesome Arts Residency, Warralong Community 

2017    ‘Creative Challenge’, Awesome Arts Residency, Bentley Primary School 

2017    Moorditj Koolangka, Edmund Rice Centre, Girrawheen

2017    ‘Creative Challenge’, Awesome Arts Residency, South Newman Primary & Newman Senior High School 

2015    ‘Sibling Music’, Balga Senior High School