The Substation/ Artist/Tina Havelock Stevens/
Tina Havelock Stevens is a Sydney based artist who explores the ambiguities of human nature using moving image, still image, sound, music, performance, text and mixed media. Her works animate an experience of the world that is attuned to emotional responses to the rhythm and movement of structures and environments that we inhabit and traverse. They offer the experience of suspended time, holding our attention to passing moments – mostly encountered. She is best known for immersive and transcendent audio-visual installations which she sometimes activates with improvised and durational live scores.
Havelock Stevens has exhibited, performed solo, and with collaborators nationally and internationally. She currently has an installation in the inaugural exhibition From Impulse to Action at the new Bundanon Museum (2022) and recently exhibited a significant survey NATURE EXTEMPORIZE (2021) at The Substation, Melbourne and a solo audio-visual installation THANK YOU FOR HOLDING at Carriageworks, Sydney Festival 2021. 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 at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and was featured in The National 2019: New Australian Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Havelock Stevens is the recipient of the 65th Blake Prize (2018).
Havelock Stevens emerged from the post punk scene drumming with legendary band Plug Uglies. She also played with Crow, The Titanics, Chicks on Speed and was a founding member of instrumental post rock outfit The Mumps.