James Winter - Director


James graduated from the Centre for the Performing Arts (Adelaide) in 1993. As a Theatre Director, James has worked for the State Opera Company of South Australia, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Restless Dance Company, D Faces of Youth Arts, Urban Myth Theatre of Youth, AIT Arts, Shopfront, Ashfield Youth Theatre, Belvoir Youth Express and The Studio at the Sydney Opera House. James co-founded Brand X in 2005 and since then has worked on 17 re-purpose projects with the company and consulted for the private and public sectors on cultural infrastructure. He currently sits on the board of Darlinghurst Business Partnership, the Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel for the City of Sydney and the Inner West Arts and Culture Advisory Committee.

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EMMALY LANGRIDGE – General Manager

Emmaly Langridge is an arts leader experienced in interdisciplinary small to medium non-profit arts organisations across the East Coast of Australia. Committed to supporting contemporary and experimental practice, Emmaly specialises in management, producing, development and communications. Recent roles have included Firstdraft, Utp, Performance Space, and Marrugeku, Sydney; Metro Arts, Brisbane; and Crack Festival, Newcastle. In 2021 she joined Inner West Council's LGBTQ Working Group, advocating for the LGBTQ community and advising on council strategies and events. Emmaly lives and works on Gadigal Land.

PASH OSTOVAR – Facilities Manager

Pash is a DJ and house music producer who graduated from Bretton Hall College of Arts & Education in the UK in 2000 with a BA(Hons) in popular music studies. By day he worked in the music industry in London from 2001-2015 specialising in music publishing for PRS for Music, Chrysalis Music Ltd, BMG-Chrysalis UK, & BMG Rights Management UK. By night he has worked professionally as a DJ since 1996 and has toured northern Europe, central America and Australia. He also has a long working relationship with Freerange Records in London and as a deep house producer has released solo EPs and remixes on multiple UK and US record labels.

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AESHA HENDERSON – Program Manager

Aesha is a visual artist, freelance theatre designer, and project manager. She holds an honours degree in Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts and has spent over 10 years working extensively in theatre and events as a lead artist, installer, project manager, creative director, and community artists. Her speciality has become making large-scale puppets, puppeteering and installation-making for performers. Aesha has created work for Force Majeure, ERTH, Studio A, Tropfest, Cementa, MCA, Sydney Mardi Gras, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney Opera House, National Theatre of Parramatta and Redline Productions. Her passion is in creating and facilitating creative projects that enrich community experiences and support artists practice and ability to experiment.

Kat Sandberg - Financial Officer

KAT SANDBERG – Finance Officer

Kat Sandberg has a Master of Project Management from Charles Sturt University with skills in Financial Management, IT, Stakeholder and Business Management. She has experience working in different industries including hospitality, finance and property with responsibilities that include developing strategies and solutions, designing and documenting new systems and implementing financial processes. Kat brings her advanced skill set in business administration to support our operations and resource functions.

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JAZ LYNCH – Marketing Manager

Jaz has an Advanced Diploma in Advertising and Graphic Design from TAFE SA with over 12 years of professional experience as a Designer and an Art Director. She has worked in design agencies, publishing, and fashion; for companies such as Camilla and Oroton. Her interests lie in the arts, travel, fashion, motion graphics, branding, and e-commerce. Jaz oversees the marketing of our programs and the management of all Brand X social media accounts.

CLAIRE ROBINSON – Program Coordinator

Claire is an enthusiastic arts administrator experienced in non-profit visual arts, film, performance, and queer events facilitation. Originally from Adelaide/Kaurna Land, Claire achieved qualifications in Arts, Marketing, and Applied Fashion Design before beginning her career in visual arts administration and installation at Samstag Museum. Since relocating to Sydney/Gadigal Land in 2018, Claire has contributed to marketing and programming at experimental and contemporary organisations, most recently Performance Space and Firstdraft. Claire has also spent time working in independent fashion production and design, facilitating community public programs, and completing writing commissions for ARIs and festivals.

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DAN GRAHAM – Access Consultant

Dan is a theatre director and disability rights and LGBTQ+ activist. His directing credits include Sam I Am, an autobiographical solo show co-created with deaf actor/performer Sam Martin, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Hilary Bell’s Wolf Lullaby. He is on the Board of Arts Access Australia and Co-Chair of Artists With A Disability Committee for the Media and Entertainment Alliance (MEAA). His particular passion is access to employment opportunities for artists with a disability.