107 PRESENTS RESIDENTS
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 stories of the 107 Presents Program. He brings a sensitivity and care that celebrates the local heart beat of projects and it’s people.
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 is a queer creative producing service for artists & event creators base don unceded Gadigal land. The independent practice of creative producer Thom Smyth, 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. We currently work with Happenings (Nick Wales & Bad Dog), Harriet Gillies, Marcus McKenzie, Stelly G, Fambo, The Bearded Tit and Betty Grumble.
Not-for-profit artist run initiative Elevator ARI has opened its doors in the cultural hub of Lismore. Including a gallery space, artist studios and courtyard, Elevator ARI 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 ARI provides Lismore and the region exposure to art and artists not commonly provided in regional centres.
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
We 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.
107 REDFERN Residents
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.
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.
Kantanka is a creative collective led by artist Carlos Gomes that incorporates the talents of visiting artists, who collaborate on a project-by-project basis. Since Kantanka’s inception in 1995, the company has been making contemporary art, reflecting on our culturally diverse society. The ensemble company has created a number of significant productions – using ancient tales, diverse cultural influences, non-traditional performance sites, and new technologies, while employing a dynamic visual design and a strong physical aesthetic
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.
Alba Tijm is a Dutch designer and activist
Since studying fashion design in her hometown of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Alba has been driven by the need to bring attention to the inhumane practices which go on within the fast fashion industry.
Artist & Designer
Reykjavík / Sydney
Jess Bradford is a Singaporean-born and Sydney-based artist, working across painting, ceramics, video and installation. Bradford’s work explores her mixed race heritage by questioning representations of cultural or national identity. She destabilizes concepts of an original, authentic cultural identity by working with reproductions, copies and self-reflexive forms.
Heaps Decent is an Australian organisation empowering diverse young people to express their creativity through music and multi-media.
We support engagement for change, positive futures & the development of high quality content with a unique identity.
Wedge-Tail Pictures is a documentary and video production agency focussing on licensed drone video and editing services, and home to critically-acclaimed 2022 documentary ‘The Lake of Scars’. We are members of 1% For The Planet and signees to the Clean Creativespledge.
African Youth Initiative
Africa Youth Initiative (AYI) Centres is a youth mentoring service set up in Ghana, West Africa with programs currently in development in Sydney, Australia. Our aim is to support the education and development of vulnerable African youths, through committed face to face mentoring, access to educational resources and coaching.
AYI Centres’ mentoring programs are about providing a place for youths between the ages of 8-17yrs to gather, learn and play in a structured and supportive environment. It’s about valuing the importance of recreation in helping children learn and grow into mature adults.
107 GREEN SQUARE Residents
The Rizzeria is a collective of printmakers & self-publishers.
We own and run an eco-friendly Risograph stencil press that we make available for public use through workshops and open print sessions. We 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.
The Story Mill
The Story Mill are a storytelling and filmmaking duo, creating content that not only tells your story but also stands out in the sea of media and engages your audience.
We are a young, professional agency that focuses on fresh content that is flexible in method, style and goals.
Archrival is a non-profit architecture organisation focused on productive rivalry in design practices.
Our projects range from “traditional” architecture to custom furniture, set design, large scale interactive installations, strategic infrastructure, collaborative workshops and exhibitions.
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.
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.
Melissa Katherine Photography
As a portrait and branding photographer who works mostly with wom*n, Melissa is passionate about challenging the narrow ideals of beauty perpetuated by the mainstream media and fashion industries.
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.
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.
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.