107 REDFERN Residents

Nadeena Dixon


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.

James Harney


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. 


One Door

Through One Door, people living with mental illness and their families can find an inclusive community, innovative services and advocacy support.

One Door Mental Health is the new name for the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW. Creating a world in which people with a mental illness are valued and treated as equals is at the heart of everything we do.

For more than 35 years, One Door has designed and delivered expert mental health programs that are now accessible through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). One Door Mental Health is a leading mental health provider specialising in severe and persistent mental illnesses.

Intimate Spectacle


Intimate Spectacle is an independent performing arts producing company based in Sydney, Australia, working across genres, from contemporary theatre & dance theatre to live art, interactive performance, and events in between “the arts” and popular culture. 

They are interested in work that’s engaging, surprising, perhaps playful, but with substance, and full of heart.


Emmaleen Diaz


Emmaleen Diaz has been creating art since she was eight years old. Born in Colombia and raised in Australia, her practice focuses on expressive portrait and abstract painting, often enriched with vibrant colours and bold brush strokes.

She is compelled to portray the rich and intricate life stories she sees in the human face and using the spontaneous gestural  paint on the canvas to creative vibrant expressive abstract work.  Diaz is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the National Art School in Sydney (NAS). 

Diaz was the inaugural artist in residence at Mental Gallery (Bowral, NSW) and has had work exhibited at the Aarwun Gallery in Canberra, Penrith Regional Gallery, Tyger Gallery Yass and Hillview Heritage Hotel.  She is the 2023 scholarship creative arts winner of the Veolia Mulwree fund.

Trevor Brown

Trevor Brown is a composer and musician, his work is essentially about understanding and harnessing vibrations.

“This is the study of natural harmonies, vibrations, textures, exploring ways to inspire the realignment and reharmonization of the anthropocentric nature of society, art, community, the economy” (Trevor Brown).

Marcela Mavroski

Marcela is a Chilean-born artist and designer who has made her mark in the city of Sydney, Australia.
With a background in plastic arts, Marcela has honed her skills in a diverse range of interests including upholstery, pottery, embroidery, photography, and design.
Marcela won first place in the “Stories of Place” Art Exhibition, in 2021 graduated from APC in Interior Design and in 2023, Marcela won “Australia next top designer” at the Design Show in Melbourne, Victoria.
Her vision involves setting up a workspace for interior design and to carve a niche for herself in the design industry by showcasing her unique creations.

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Education Principles is an education consultancy company focusing on disadvantaged and marginalized groups’ employment, empowerment, and inclusion in society. I mainly work with international students, new arrivals, refugees, and displaced communities such as Queer Muslims, Queer Mesopotamians, and Queer South Africans [ Fruits from Brasil] who are newcomers to the country. It provides training on Survival Skills, Employability Skills, Resume and cover Letter assistance, and job placements, social belonging services for migrant professionals such as Migrant Walk.

The purpose of Education Principles is; to provide survival and employability skill training to disadvantaged groups and marginalised communities. The motto of the Education Principle is ” Everybody belongs, everyone included”.

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Grace Eggleton

Grace is a Redfern Local and social justice advocate who draws inspiration from their experience in defence and the criminal justice system. Connecting worlds through experimental art with a keen focus on truth-telling. Expect to see political messaging, bold colour pallets, and a variety of paint textures. From landscapes to portraits and beyond, this emerging artist is unapologetic and knows no bounds when it comes to self expression.

Check out their insta @gracey.makes to see what they makin.

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GenerOZity is a pure charity. Run by 100% Volunteer staff, and giving away every cent raised during our fundraising campaigns.

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ByTheNight is a boutique short term rental management service operating in Sydney and Melbourne. We have a focus on providing sustainable stays to guests with eco friendly amenities and linens.

Music Production Studio

The 107 Projects music studio is a small shared space utilised by a number of 107 residents primarily for the purposes of recording, mixing and editing. The 3 current residents of the space are proud to be a part of the thriving Sydney music scene and of the fecund 107 Projects community.

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Novak Manojlovic


Novak Manojlovic is a composer, arranger and pianist based in Sydney whose output describes a fascination with contrasts. He has written and performed works which defy easy categorisation for a range of settings – from solo piano to orchestra – spanning electro-acoustic, classical, improvised and contemporary musics. Novak’s modernistic and individual approach was recognised in his reception of the esteemed Freedman Fellowship (Jazz) in 2019.

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Blain Cunneen


Blain Cunneen is a Sydney/London based guitarist/multi instrumentalist, producer and audio engineer. Floating between many musical worlds, underpinned by his background in jazz and improvised music and his passion for songwriting, Blain’s curiosity frequently propels him into working with artists who seek to push the envelope.

Co-Tenants of 107 REDFERN:

Tribal Warrior


Tribal Warrior has been a central part of the Redfern community for over two decades. Throughout this time of rebuild and change, their vision has been unwavering – to empower our community through connection to culture and family. All activities are designed to contribute to a Redfern that is strong in its history, proud of its achievements, and economically self-sustaining into the future.

The core of Tribal Warrior’s work revolves around:
  • Mentoring younger members of the community and their families.
  • Sharing and practicing culture.
  • Providing employment pathway opportunities.
  • Facilitating greater economic participation.
  • The outcome of this work is the creation of diverse employment and income generation streams. This diversity places the Redfern community in an ideal position to adapt to and meet evolving challenges as well as grasp opportunities as they arise.

The Bower

The Bower is an award-winning environmental charity and a champion of reuse and repair.

The Bower’s Mission is to

  • Environment: Be a leader in driving a circular economy by aiming for zero waste through the reclamation of household items and building materials for reuse and resale through reducing landfill, decreasing the need for new raw materials, and reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
  • Education: Promote and initiate reuse and repair workshops, cafes and online programs, and build cooperation with partner organisations, businesses and government.
  • Community: Provide affordable goods and services, and redistribution to those in need such as low-income housing and domestic violence survivors; build community and generate local employment.

107 GREEN SQUARE Residents

Shaun Parker & Company


Shaun Parker & Company is an exhilarating and bold Australian dance company that has exploded onto the international dance scene. 

It creates critically acclaimed dance productions, which are renowned for their integration of stimulating choreographic forms, arresting musical scores and theatrical invention.


The Rizzeria


The Rizzeria is a collective of printmakers & self-publishers. 

They own and run an eco-friendly Risograph stencil press that they make available for public use through workshops and open print sessions. They also offer a scope of creative services, from the art direction and production of small press books, zines and limited edition prints, to the creation of educational resources and workshop programs.

Kuri Studio


Kuri Studio is an architecture studio led by Christina Sunario, specialising in tailored single residential.

Christina is also an object maker under her label, Made by Kuri, experimenting with various materials, such as ceramic, porcelain, and leather.

Christina’s work through Kuri Studio x Made by Kuri encompasses architecture and artisan objects. The work from both studios complements each other in the exploration of materials, aesthetics, scale, tactility and utility. 

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Custom Mad


Custom Mad is a Sydney based architecture + design studio full of hope. Founded by Claire McCaughan, the studio is renowned for delivering highly customised, edgy riffs on sustainable architectural solutions. She creates places for residential, cultural and community clients ready to impact real change.

The real value that Claire brings to Custom Mad is her personalised process to reveal unique needs, behaviours and emotional connections to place. Her ability to transform these insights into a series of practical and conscious decisions result in supreme executions of highly functional homes that enable higher grade living. Claire’s killer skills to uncover raw potential and avoid overcapitalising have created a showcase that demonstrates how architecture can also be a powerful tool to elicit kind, creative and conscious behaviours in the world.

Today, every Custom Mad studio action is inextricably linked to impact real positive change beyond clients’ homes, play, and workplaces. The studio’s vision has evolved to ‘build’ a caring future free from homelessness, and Claire proudly educates all of her clients that their actions and choices can profoundly affect others and the environment.

The studio encourages every client to subscribe to Custom Mad’s philanthropy project, a gesture where the youngest member of the family nominates an organisation to direct donations to those in need.

City People


City People provide, arts and cultural strategy, culture-led placemaking, arts programming and producing and project implementation.

In our rapidly growing cities with diverse and changing populations, arts and culture offer innovative ways to build stronger communities and better places. 

Arts and cultural practices develop attachment between places and people. 

The Bench


The Bench is a safe working and learning environment, complete with a wide inventory of tools and equipment. 

It is a space to learn traditional and contemporary jewellery techniques, and to develop ideas and projects.

Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA)


The Sydney Improvised Music Association Inc. (SIMA) is a not-for -profit incorporated association. 

Established in 1984 to address the lack of performance opportunities for contemporary jazz and improvised music, today we are one of the largest organisations in Australia dedicated solely to the sector.

National Council of Women


The National Council of Women of NSW Inc. is one of the oldest women’s organisations in Australia and is the coordinating body for almost 60 affiliated organisations as well as a large number of individual members.

NCW NSW coordinates the concerns of scores of member organisations and a similar number of individual members as they work to improve the status of women and their families in NSW. The organisation is non-sectarian and non-party political

Red Room Poetry


Red Room Poetry (RR) is Australia’s leading organisation for commissioning, creating, publishing and promoting poetry in meaningful ways.Our poetic projects are created in collaboration with a spectrum of poets, communities and partners for positive impact in core areas of environment, amplification, First Nations, youth and marginalised voices. We programPoetry Monthevery August, a national celebration of poetry to help increase access, awareness and visibility of poetry in all its forms and for all audiences.


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The Equanimity Project


The Equanimity Project Australia is a passionate and purposeful group of lived experience individuals… who have created and implemented an interconnected resolution for two female cohorts facing physical, welfare and emotional stress in society today. Our Project will minimise the repetitive cycle experienced by women and abolish the disparity of discrimination to provide an equitable way of life.


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Youssofzay + hart


Youssofzay + Hart is an architectural and interior design practice run by directors Belqis Youssofzay and David Hart based in Sydney, Australia.

Established in 2017, the practice is committed to built excellence through design services, research and creative collaborations with a focus on cultural, civic and public architecture.

For the last 5 years, they have worked with some of Australia’s most renowned arts institutions to deliver exhibitions, gallery interiors and site-specific architectural interventions in close collaboration with curators, artists and other gallery stakeholders.


Orkid design

Orkid Design is a Sydney based design and printing studio. From logo design and branding through to digital and printed promotional material and beyond to signage and promotional fabrication, Orkid Design is passionate about turning your ideas into a reality.

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Wolfbound Books


Wolfbound Books is a book studio & zine distro dedicated to supporting independent small press, self-publishers and zine makers from across Australia and around the world. It’s also a bindery that celebrates the art of bookbinding.

We provide independent makers a sustainable alternative to mainstream distribution and a viable trading model that values creativity and craftsmanship over commercialism.

Wolfbound Books is the brainchild of Aphrodite Delaguiado (founder & publisher at Illographo Press, author & illustrator of META, and a member of the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders). Aphrodite runs the studio with her partner Maricris, in collaboration with a network of multidisciplinary creatives from across Australia and around the world.

We have an open submission policy.

If you’re an indie small press or a creative who has recently self-published a book or a zine, we’d love to hear from you.

Our book studio & zine distro will open in March 2024.


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Ruby PH


Ruby PH is a brand strategy and creative director based in Sydney, NSW. Offering a diverse sprawl of skills, her work ranges from conventional brand identities and business strategy to highly personalised, bespoke brand experience projects. In their personal practise, Ruby focuses on print design, writing and collaborating on short film projects with her partner. Ruby is lending her eye to interesting projects ranging from early business development to designing and producing full merch collections. Her current hobbies include skateboarding, watching movies, and learning Japanese.


107 SOUTH EVELEIGH Residents


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SECNA is a sector-led peak body that exists to:

  • Engage and connect the social enterprise sector in NSW and ACT

  • Secure investment and policy change for the sector

  • Be an organisation that can sustain and grow our impact

SECNA is pursuing a number of strategic goals, which are outlined here.

The social enterprise ecosystem is growing and we invite you to join us in supporting social entrepreneurs and their communities thrive. Find out more about becoming a member below.


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After 4 years of research & consultation, Communiteer was founded in 2019 to address the needs of the NFP sector and activate untapped resources within corporate and education institutions. In late 2019, we launched our MVP with a community-led approach, blending technology with the power of communities based on shared values.

While technology scales connection and overcomes isolation, programs and causes spread humanity and empower individuals to find their own purpose. The last couple of years was a time of tests, trials and pilots. We believe we’ve found the magic behind connecting, engaging and mobilising volunteers, with our technological solution to scale.


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CareerTrackers is a national purpose-driven organisation that supports pre-professional Indigenous university students and links them with employers to participate in paid, multi-year internships. CareerTrackers students complete university with high marks, industry experience and bright futures.



Made In Redfern Festival is proudly supported by Major Sponsor:

Barbara McGrady

Pictures are worth a thousand words.

“I strive to tell a story and evoke an emotion.”

Barbara is a Gamilaroi Murri Yinah (woman) from North Western NSW and Southern Queensland. A meticulous Sydney – based photojournalist & media accredited NRL/AFL & title fight Boxing sports photographer. She resides & works on the land of the Gadigal people to which she pays her respects. Her images capture the passion and achievements of contemporary Aboriginal history.

Telling the story through her unique sociological eye, Barbara desecribes herself as an observer and a protagonist, a’documentarian’of historical events that are important to Aboriginal people and culture and Australian people in general.

Barbara’s works include commissions for The Barangaroo Authority, The Sydney Harbour Forshore Authority, NAIDOC/Sydney City Council, Leichhardt Council, KARI, ANTAR, Closing the Gap, NITV/SBS, National Indigenous Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph.

Barbara’s work has been shown in The Sydney Bienalle @The Art Gallery & Campbelltown Arts Centre. Her photographic work is in the Australian Museum, Library of NSW and her Retrospective was on display in the Australian Centre of Photography, Darlinghurst in 2017.

Barbara is the recipient of the National Indigenous Human Rights Award for social documentary photography 2014 and The International Solid Screen for Indigenous women was awarded to Barbara for Photo Media documentation in 2015.

Lorna Munro

Lorna Munro is a Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi woman, multidisciplinary artist, poet and podcaster whose work across the arts and education draws from her knowledge of her community and history. Her curation of audio/visual work for the Redfern/Waterloo Community Archive and Family Histories Project (launched in 2019 at 107) is a reclamation and assertion of data sovereignty disrupting gentrifying forces and new wave colonisation.

Lorna is revisiting the archive for Made in Redfern and will program a community day poetry writing workshop, as well as offering archiving assistance to community members and opportunities for community members to document their lives and family life with family photography sessions and interviews and presenting new poetry and curatorial practice.

Jamie Gray

Jamie Gray is a Eora based photographer and cinematographer who works within narrative, music, video art & documentary; with this experience leading him to shoot his first feature Volcano Man in 2022. This has created a balanced and versatile skill set for his cinematography, photography and art. Jamie is constantly trying to position himself within an environment that is enlightening, collaborative and rewarding.

Jamie will be engaging in the Made in Redfern exhibition by creating a two channel video work with audio from community members about what Redfern means to them. This video artwork will be creating a space for the audience to listen & engage with the voice of Redfern, while showing a meditative visual representation of architectural and community space.

Sophie Parry

Sophie Parry is a Textile Designer and Small Business Owner, who founded Sydney Creative in 2019 within 107 Projects in Redfern. Since then, Sophie has opened her own venue on Regent St, teaching all kinds of creative workshops from sewing to painting, jewellery-making and more.

Sophie will be creating a Tapestry representing Redfern in 2023 for the Made In Redfern Residency Program. This will be a collaboration between Sydney Creative and the local community who have kindly donated old clothes to be used as fabric for the tapestry.

Carlos Gomes

Carlos Gomes is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked with diverse art forms and cultures to create performances, installations and public art works. He has collaborated with numerous arts and community organisations both nationally and internationally.

Resilience, Radiance, Redfern will capture the strength and energy of the Redfern community in an art installation for Made In Redfern that combines ceramics, photography and community engagement. “Resilience Beads”, made by members of the community, will encapsulate the power, persistence and beauty that defines the Redfern community.



Beth Radford


Beth Radford is a visual artist working in hard-edge geometric abstraction. She has been working as a professional artist since 2008 and is represented in New York by David Richard gallery. She has a very systematic approach to creating works which is informed by her background in finite mathematics. She composes works by setting particular parameters and sketching numerous permutations of colour and pattern. She often paints ‘cubescapes’ which are arrays of quadrilaterals that form fluid cubic patterns.

Bridget Kelly


Bridget Kelly is an emerging artist who lives and works in Sydney. A committed colourist, Bridget works in the mediums of drawing, painting and screen-printing. In 2018, Bridget won the Blooming Arts –Emerging Artists Prize, awarding her a mentorship opportunity at the prestigious Sydney University to audit classes in Print Media at Sydney College of the Arts. Bridget is a founding member of Studio ARTES Inner West, a creative community for adults living with disability in Sydney.  

Olli Bown


Olli is researcher and maker working with creative technologies. He has a highly diverse academic background spanning social anthropology, evolutionary and adaptive systems, music informatics and interaction design, with a parallel career in electronic music and digital art spanning over 15 years. He interested in how artists, designers and musicians can use advanced computing technologies to produce complex creative works



Madwings are a Contemporary Aboriginal Art duo based on Wiradjuri lands. Jason Wing and Maddie Gibbs push the boundaries across artforms to celebrate their ancient culture and help heal the post-colonial scars on country.

From epic sized murals, consultation, workshop facilitation and multi arts experiences, they invite people to reflect and connect.

Nicole Monks

Nicole Monks is a trans-disciplinary artist of Yamatji Wajarri, Dutch and English heritage.  Monks is informed by her cross-cultural identity and her work takes its focus from storytelling, as a way to connect the past with the present and future.

Her designs take a conceptual approach, often embedded with narratives, and aim to promote cross-cultural understanding and communication.

Sarah Doyle


Sarah Doyle is an award-winning Australian playwright and filmmaker. 

She is alum of American Film Institute (Los Angeles) and Macquarie University (Sydney).

Sarah has extended her offering and sharing her expertise by designing and managing performance workshops along the east coast of Australia.

Erin Keys


Erin Keys has over 20 years experience as a jeweller, designer and educator with a diverse range of achievements in various facets of craft and design. 

Participating in nearly 100 exhibitions in Australia and overseas since 1999, her practice spans one-off exhibition pieces, bespoke commissions and a limited edition production range available through several stockists.

Jaime Gray


Jamie Gray is a Sydney based film-maker, photographer and cinematographer. His passion for collaboration and art is the driving force behind creating beautiful moving images. 

Jamie is key to our ability to tell the story of REFLECTION and how it is bringing a new layer of colour, warmth, shape and light to places and precincts 107 activates..

The House that Dan Built


The House is a visionary force that creates unique experiences to change the world.

The House is an ecosystem that empowers and supports female artists to achieve a balance of learning, teaching and doing, so that they can create works of meaning and become the best person they can be.

Jeff McCann


Jeff McCann is an artist, educator, artistic director and foremost a story-teller, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, fashion, installation, public art and performance. 

Inspired heavily by avant-garde fashion, surface design and tapestries, Jeff takes what is considered rubbish and transforms it into new work that ranges from theatrical fashion, accessories, functional products, art and sculpture.

Unfunded Empathy


Unfunded Empathy is a producing and marketing service for contemporary artists. We seek radical change; deep connection; sweaty moments of abandon. 

Unfunded Empathy is a side-hustle of sorts; a creative outlet to exorcise political and economic anxieties



Not-for-profit artist run initiative Elevator has opened its doors in the cultural hub of Lismore. Including a gallery space, artist studios and courtyard, Elevator is committed to provide a space of inclusivity and open dialogue.

With a strong focus on experimental artforms including sound art, performance and multi-disciplinary practices, Elevator provides Lismore and the region exposure to art and artists not commonly provided in regional centres

Supper Sessions


On the last Sunday of each month we set the table for a big, delicious, celebratory feast.

Each time we welcome a different (and fabulous) chef to cook up a three-course vegetarian meal on the sunny rooftop of 107 Projects in Redfern, Sydney. The $ from your ticket is pooled into a $1000 independent grant – awarded to an artist on the night of the dinner to kick start a creative project.

The vibe is collective joy, deliciousness, laughter, sharing, supporting one another and creating better futures, together.

Living Room Theatre


Living Room Theatre are a collective of like-minded but diversely talented artists, exploring the challenging aspects of humanity through theatre, dance, music, vocals and sound.

Bending convention, and the boundaries of artistic practice, to offer audiences unique and explorative experiences.

For over 20 years the company has delivered an extensive body of theatrical works with unique collaborations across genre, disciplines and industry with our work finding its home in both traditional venues and in spaces hurt and abandoned.

Mark Eliott


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, storytelling through objects and animation.

He is a valued member of the International community of glass artists. Exhibiting and teaching around Australia and the world.

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Rayma Johnson – Choreographer & Dancer

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Rayma is a descendant from the Wiradjuri Nation born in Griffith NSW, based in Sydney for the past 30years. She began her dance training with Redfern Dance Theatre when she was 17, later training with The Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre in Glebe. In 1989 she joined Bangarra Dance Theatre touring Nationally & Internationally, she has over her more than 30yrs in the Performing Arts Industry.

Rayma has been instrumental in establishing NSW Culture & Dance. Her grass roots legacy is testimony of her experience and passion. She is a teacher and has facilitated workshops at countless variety of schools, festivals, events & functions. She has performed and choreographed at many events for 30 years most recently Barangaroo Morning Ceremonies on 26 January, YABUN & Sydney Opera House Concerts.

Today she leads her Dance Group Buuja Buuja Butterfly Dancers with her daughter Rikarli and Grandaughter Marayah which she formed in 2014 in memory of her daughter Rininya , She continues to share dance, teach & choreograph hoping to inspire empower & spread the strength of culture & dance. Rayma has inspired and nurtured hundreds of young people across the nation. Rayma hopes to continue to create & share Wiradjuri song & dance.

Past Residencies


FBi Radio Artists In the lead up to their 15th birthday celebrations, artists Louise Zhang, Bobby Vibe Positive, Mikaela Stafford, Tyler Ray Hawkins, Nadia Hernandez, Nadia Odlum, Sophie PY and students and staff from TAFE NSW Eora College took over Joynton Avenue Creative Centre to craft gloopy sculptures, giant inflatables and immersive lightworks for the festival.


Christine Davey, Playwright Developed her original play, The Last Tiger, at Bundanon Trust. Jason Wing, Artist & Curator Curated Blak Mirror, an exhibition by a group of Indigenous multidisciplinary artists reflecting their view of Australian society through a black lens. Sarah Doyle, The runner up in 107’s 2017 playwriting competition, The New Plot.