Last week at the Australian Design Centre, the City of Sydney and Brand X welcomed the 10 new artists from the Creative Live/Work Spaces Program into their new homes for the next 12 months on William St, Darlinghurst and Waterloo Library.

This Program is an opportunity for Artists of different disciplines to have access for 12-months to affordable apartments where they can live, work and focus on their creative practice.

Each applicant was required to demonstrate a relevant creative practice to pursue throughout their tenancy and identify why they would benefit from this unique opportunity. 

Now they are all ready to move into their new homes. We wish them a happy, productive and creative year ahead. WELCOME!

2 locations, 7 apartments, 10 artists, 12 months



  • 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 an emerging visual artist living in Sydney, working across installation, digital animation and expanded painting. She also works as an independent curator and has been the co-director of a curated artist-run exhibition space Wellington Street Projects in Chippendale.




  • AMY ZHANG, JACKSON GARCIA, TIAN ZHANG AND ADAM ROTHWELL are a family of four creatives – two sisters Amy and Tian Zhang along with partners Jackson Garcia and Adam Rothwell – applying for the Waterloo Library creative live/work tenancy. Collectively, their practices span dance, performance, visual arts and music.