James Winter - Director

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.

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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.

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PAUL LOCKWOOD – Venues Manager

Paul Lockwood is a local artist, musician and Jack of all trades. Experience derived from years in the entertainment industry including comedy booking, actor management/casting as well as props and event styling. Additional experience includes art sales/curation, hospitality and handyman services. He has worked extensively in food/beverage and most recently as Manager of Workshop Makery on Oxford Street. As a performer himself, Paul empathises with the artists’ needs and wishes encouraging effective communication with his approachable nature and can do attitude.

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.

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TOMMY MISA – Artist Services

Tommy Misa is a Samoan Australian Fa’afafine person living on Gadigal country. Tommy is a writer and performer across screen, theatre and the arts industry and trained at NIDA and the Atlantic Theatre Company NYC and has completed residencies with Brand X, Belvoir Theatre, P.A.C.T and Performance Space. They have collaborated on performance works for the Sydney Bienalle and the Cuban Bienalle and continues to work as an actor and writer in film and television and across the independent and main stage sector. They are passionate about creating access in the arts for people within their Queer and Pasifika/Indigenous communities.

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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.