Artist working in her studio

ANNA LAERKESEN (2019) PHOTO BY MEG HEWITT

Anna Laerkesen is a visual artist working across various media to investigate the terrain of placement / re-placement / replacement and the vulnerable body in public space. She has worked professionally in the arts running public and her own arts programs, large scale public art events and theatre both internationally and nationally. Anna Laerkesen’s works suggest narratives that are central to colonising cultures- for example, being lost in the unmapped primal wilderness or questions of origin and sustainability.

 

Lisa Kotoulas has a strong interest in neuroscience and psychology, expression and gesture as the primary focus of her work. By capturing moments of suspended time, the chance to engage in an exploration of Self, Identity and Truth often presents itself. Creating dimensions where the real and imagined collide, where reality is indistinguishable from the fabricated and where consciousness meets subconsciousness meets unconsciousness are her main objectives. The disorientations of time and space continue to motivate Lisa’s work.

 

Todd Fuller has exhibited annually with Brenda May Gallery since his debut in 2011 at the age of 23, having graduated from Sydney’s National Art School the previous year. His practice integrates sculpture, animation, drawing, performance and painting to construct narratives drawn from empirical experiences, personal or otherwise. Todd has a studio in the Brand X Arts Incubator as part of the TWT Creative Precinct in St Leonards.

 Inferno by William Mansfield

INFERNO BY WILLIAM MANSFIELD (2016)

William Mansfield is a Sydney based multi-disciplinary visual artist. Pursuing a dynamic experimental DIY aesthetic, Mansfield utilises a broad range of mediums including video, sculpture and installation. Mansfield’s unique practice conflates ideas of schlock horror and glitch art with childhood nostalgia, interrogating notions of torment and the grotesque, with irreverent and kitsch humour. He employs pre-cinematic devices and handmade dioramas to weave together open-ended narratives within his work.

 

Ben Morley tells the story of inner Sydney’s development through his painting. Born in Manchester, Ben completed his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2001. During this time, the ex-industrial environments of Leeds and Manchester became the subject of his artistic practice. After relocating to Sydney in 2004 he began to document the inner west’s rapidly changing environment. Ben is fascinated by these ever-changing urban landscapes and tries to capture portraits of the city as it evolves.  Ben is a current studio resident at the Brand X Arts Incubator Studio and has been a previous studio resident at the Camperdown Clubhouse (2015), Level 3 Central Park (2014), the Brand X Studio Campbell Street (2013) and Frasers Studios (2012 and 2009).

 

Pamela Lee Brenner and Johannes Muljana collaborate in artistic creations producing sculpture, projections, performances and digital interactive works. Our works deal with issues such as public vs private spaces, reuse of discarded materials and other contemporary issues that resonate with our ways of seeing the world. We have participated in outdoor and indoor sculpture exhibitions, virtual sculptures, performance art exhibitions and public projections around Sydney and Australia.

 Drumming class with student

JOEY PANGILINAN (2019) PHOTO BY MEG HEWITT

Joey Pangilinan is a freelance drummer based in Sydney. He has been drumming since age 12, and has undertaken formal study at the renowned music school, Drummers Collective, in New York City. Joey is well versed in many styles including Rock, Funk, Soul/RnB, Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Big Band, Caribbean, Musical Theatre and Fusion. He maintains a busy gigging and teaching schedule. He conducts private drum lessons at Collective Sound Studios in St Leonards.

 

Fiona Edmeades is a sculptor who works predominantly through process and materiality to investigate the complex nature of our human experience. Conciseness manifest through the realm of form, a reality which we all share and to which we are all bound. Fiona feels that although we may fixate on the big events, it within the banal and the everyday – in the repetition of the mundane –that we create the rich and complex fabric that is our life..

  

Sight by Storm performance 

SIGHT BY STORM FEATURING AESHA HENDERSON (2017)

Aesha Henderson is an interdisciplinary artist working across sculpture, installation, performance, design for theatre, events and screen specialising in puppets, creative direction and curating. Her work incorporates play, humour, beauty, darkness and the surreal to shift and investigate stories of what we are and what we may become. Aesha works from her studio in the Arts Incubator as part of the TWT Creative Precinct in St Leonards.

 

Tanja Binggeli is a letterpress artist based in Sydney and the German Language Coach for Opera Australia, with a Masters in Design. Tanja draws on her 10 years working in opera and language, using her press as an experimental medium, to create mainly text-based work. Tanja’s greatest influence are the music and performances by which she is surrounded at the opera. Using the letterpress she expands her practice in language through another medium of rich history and dynamism.

 

James Kelly's paintings are poetically constructed abstractions influenced by music, instinct and an interest in undefined spaces. Over the past 2 years, his artworks have involved dramatic and exciting washes of colour.  Playful in nature, the colourful frames are innocent and exciting. After graduating from a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Music at ANU and touring internationally with his band in 2018, he will be presenting his first ever solo gallery exhibition at the Shop Gallery (Glebe Point Road) in August 2019. 

 

Kyle Taylor is a freelance bass player, music tutor and budding permaculture designer with a passion for entertainment, creativity, education and sustainability/regeneration. Although these may be seemingly separate fields there is lots of crossover and room for interplay that Kyle is currently exploring in his works and projects. Kyle is also the co-director of Velvet Sessions Collective, a vibrant network of musicians and singers providing live entertainment for weddings, corporate events and private functions. Along with his business partner Alison See they aim to create opportunities for musicians to showcase their talents and bring top class entertainment to events all around Sydney, Woolongong, the Hunter Valley and beyond.