RFS RESIDENT ARTISTS
Our subsidised studio spaces are designed to support local artists who are not commercially represented, and who are considered to be in the “emerging” stage of their career.
107 is proud to support the following resident artists:
Nadeena Dixon is a Wiradjuri, Yuin & Gadigal Indigenous multi-disciplinary artist. She is recognised as a Master Weaver in Indigenous Cultural Traditions, and her cultural practices include dance, song, language, contemporary storytelling, and contemporary ceremony. nadeenadixonart.com
Tom Droz is a Redfern-based object designer, Architect and artist. His work amalgamates handmade processes and machine fabrication – exploring the aesthetic and textural possibilities of materials through sculpture, ceramic objects and luminaires. tuck.studio
Mark Eliott is a contemporary artist working primarily with glass. His themes include: sculptural abstraction informed by music and synaesthesia, the dance between improvisation and structure, biological representation, story-telling through objects and animation. Mark also also enjoys teaching, interactive demonstrations and collaborating. He recycles his glass and buys carbon offset credits. markeliottglass.com
Ana Maria Parada Irie Ana
Ana is a Muisca descendent with 7 traceable generations past from the Boyacá region of Colombia, who migrated to Australia in 2004. Ana is a trained political scientist and community worker who combines her art practice through different mediums such as music, visual arts and craft-making to explore and elevate consciousness on issues of race & identity, Indigenous rights, migration and international development. Ana studies the traditional line of Cumbia music, and interprets the Gaita/Chuana/Kuisi, a flute from the First Nations people of her country. She is also a DJ focused on supporting independent artists and preservation of traditional instruments from the world.
Ana is also the founding director of Mami Watta Collections, a jewellery brand that provides employment to over 15 families of Indigenous artisans across Colombia. She has been taught the art of beading by the Embera tribe, who have welcomed her to their land and immersed her in rich culture and spiritual expansion. Ana runs workshops that merge beading with tools for mindfulness and emotional resilience.
Ana is committed to sharing her story as a member of the cultural and linguistically diverse community, she is a board member of Heartdancers charity and is now starting her own podcast Between Sacred Lands with Sangre Migrante, dedicated to sharing stories for the realities of Latin American diaspora people in Australia.
James is a Sydney based graphic designer and artist. He’s been practicing on and off professionally in the arts for about fifteen years, studying at UNSW Art and Design (COFA). James went on to study graphic design at Enmore. He now works full time as a designer. jamesharney.com.au
Julia is a Sydney based artist practicing in installation, sculpture and painting and drawing. Her works follows a process that fluctuates between painting and sculptures on a continuum of abstraction. Of particular interest is the relationship between forms and mediums and the way in which these mediums can be translated and transformed. juliakbell.net
Katya is a visual artist working predominantly in painting and visual art performance. She combines the language and materials of landscape painting, while disrupting traditional readings of this genre. Katya was born and raised in Russia and now lives and works in Sydney. katyapetetskaya.com
Sophie is a Sydney-based textile designer and mixed media artist. After moving to Australia in 2014 she started her new brand Scribble & Sew selling handmade sensory textiles for children. She is currently working on new collections for Scribble & Sew and running sewing workshops from 107. scribbleandsew.com.au
Shane Orion Wiechnik is a trained furniture conservator/restorer dedicated to the practice and education of historic crafts, restoration, and modern conservation techniques. His projects explore how understanding crafts creates a greater connection with the material world and changes our perspectives on what things are made of and how they are made, in turn making us better consumers and custodians for the world around us. http://craftsandconservation.com/
Felipe is a multi-instrumentalist, poet and a creative now based in Redfern since 2017. By day, Felipe is a radio broadcaster – By night, he works out of the 107 space.
With the desire to connect as many community organisations, venues and creative individuals, those who have the heart and desire to give back to the people of this land and community are invited to say hello.
Felipe’s vision is that creative’s stop working in silos, rather collaborate together so we can all eat and bless others through our abilities.
Felipe is also the volunteer multimedia coordinator at 107.