Artist working in her studio

 KELLY DOLEY (2019) PHOTO BY KATHERINE GRIFFITHS FOR THE CITY OF SYDNEY

Kelly Doley is an Australian artist, curator and arts worker working across a range of media including painting, performance and exhibition making, exploring feminist and queer ways of being, looking and working. A key part of Kelly’s practice, Barbara Cleveland has become an important fixture of Australian contemporary art.

 

Anna Kirk and Daniel Ahern are a curator and music producer couple who plan to launch a new arts organisation, Various Artists which will present experimental projects by local artists in unexpected, untraditional spaces, exploring new places for art to inhabit and thrive.

 

Bonita Bub is a sculptor and one of the few women working with metal in the Sydney art scene. Recently represented by Amanda Rowell at The Commercial Gallery and they been working to develop her outdoor and public art practice. During her tenancy she will use the space as a “clean” studio where she can plan, design, photograph and catalogue models.

 

Patricia Wood is a dancer, choreographer and performer. Her work draws from choreographic and ethnographic process and takes multiple forms, including performance, radio transmission and text.

 

Artist working in his studio

JEFF MCCANN (2019) PHOTO BY KATHERINE GRIFFITHS FOR THE CITY OF SYDNEY

Jeff McCann is an artist working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including fashion, performance, installation and public art. He intends to complete his first capsule clothing collection that showcases the use of repurposed materials, primarily cardboard sourced from local retailers and reclaimed fabrics.

 

Leila El Rayes is a South West Sydney based multidisciplinary artist concerned with the themes of cultural heritage which often acts as a celebration of vulnerability between melding identities and contexts. Her work takes form through a combination of dance, sound and music. Her intention for the next twelve months is to create one large scale project exploring the politics and intersections of culture and dance.

 

Sarah Fenn is a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, visual artist, business owner and single mother living and working in Sydney who during her tenancy aims to complete writing/producing/recording and then release her debut full length album, ‘A Room Of One’s Own’.