Artist working in her studio

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

WILLIAM STREET ARTISTS

TULLEAH PEARCE is a producer and live art curator with significant experience working with independent artists across Australia and the Asia Pacific to commission, present and tour their works. She has worked across multiple performing, live and visual arts practices engaging audiences in conventional and unconventional ways.

ASLAM ABDUS-SAMAD is a writer, performance maker, movement artist and teaching artist. He maintains his practice as a physical theatre performer throughout Australia and Internationally. He has trained with NIDA, Stella Adler Studio (NYC), IUGTE (Italy), MADimprov (Spain), Zen Zen Zo and holds a P. Grad Dip in Performance Creation (VCA).

JULES ORCULLO is a Filipinx-Australian theatre-maker based in Sydney. Her theatre making is interested in real-time togetherness, our relationships to our bodies, and crossed cultural lines. The Joy Offensive is a performance production platform stewarded by Orcullo and dedicated to new works development which is process-based, artist-centric, and fosters solidarity amongst disparate members of the global live performance community.

SHIREEN TAWEEL is a multimedia installation artist whose work broaches issues of the construction of cultural heritage, knowledge and identity through language and the constantly shifting public space of the social and political axiom. Her acquisition of traditional coppersmith artisan skills is a research vessel for community focused conceptual development through experimenting with acts of making that leads to possibilities of cross-cultural discourse opening dialogues of shared histories and fluid community identities.

JD REFORMA is an interdisciplinary artist whose research-based practice encompasses sculpture, performance, installation, video, photography and writing. The meaning explored in his work is embedded in different racialised and classed contexts: the lived experiences of the Asian-Australian diaspora; popular culture and the cult of celebrity; corporate branding and institutional critique; and political dynasticism and cultural imperialism.

GENEVIEVE FELIX REYNOLDS is a visual artist living in Sydney, working across installation, digital animation and expanded painting. Her practice mines archives, architectural practices, game design and digital interfaces to investigate intersections of two and three dimensional space and deep time in relation to the human sensorial experience. Felix Reynolds also works as an independent curator and has been the co-director of Wellington Street Projects, a curated, artist-led exhibition space in Chippendale, for five years.

 

Artist working in his studio

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

WATERLOO LIBRARY ARTISTS

TIAN ZHANG is a curator and cultural producer interested in socially-engaged, alternative and activist curatorial methodologies, and whose work has received national and international recognition. She is a founding co-director of Pari, previously Chair and co-director of Firstdraft, and an alumni of the Australia Council’s Future Leaders Program and British Council’s Intersect program for changemakers.

AMY ZHANG is a movement artist specialising in performance, movement direction and choreography. Amy has caught the eye of many, working with the likes of Google, Cartier x Rita Ora and Nike. Through her work as General Manager for Groove Therapy, Amy has aimed to make the mental and physical benefits of dance accessible to all walks of life.

ADAM ROTHWELL is an emerging musician under the moniker Lesser Suns, an experimental and ambient project inspired by the expansive cosmos. In addition to this creative endeavour, Adam freelances making music and editing sound for podcasts.

Training across America, UK, Europe, south-east Asia and regional Australia, JACKSON GARCIA lives and breathes the global street dance scene. Known and sought after for this ability to combine his foundations in B-Boying, Popping, Locking and Party Dancing, Jackson has been flown internationally and placed in battles where he has won titles in Japan, Korea, China and New Zealand.