Tina Havelock Stevens (born in Sydney, lives and works in Sydney, New South Wales)
Tina is multi-disciplinary artist whose work is defined by a meditation on the relationships we have with each other, the places we inhabit, and ourselves.
Often depicting landscapes, she dwells on sites that are abandoned, decaying, deserted and vacant, to speak of survival and fragility within urban, environmental and emotional spaces. She works across video, sound, performance, music, print and experimental documentary. One of her performance projects, White Drummer, sees her enact spontaneous, high-energy and durational performances. Using rock’n’roll drum-kits, the work unfolds as a spectacle that responds and tunes into the frequencies of a specific site and place. These performances are often recorded for future video installations.
Recent exhibitions include Double A – Side, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, 2017; Disco Infirmo, Airspace, Sydney, 2017; Techstyle (with Cao Fei, Dara Birnbaum, Sputniko!), MILL 6 Foundation, Hong Kong, 2016; and Thunderhead, Performance Space, Carriageworks, Sydney, and Dark Park DARK MOFO, MONA, Hobart, 2016.
Tina is a musician who has played in a number of rock’n’roll and post-punk bands as a drummer.