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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 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 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 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.
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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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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
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 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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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’.
Wedge-Tail Pictures are members of 1% For The Planet and signees to the Clean Creatives pledge.
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.
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.
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.
Gemma Pitcher is a consultant who helps advocacy organisations and NGOs find more strategic ways to tell their campaign stories and meet their stakeholders’ needs.
As well as her passion for more effective messaging, she loves research, writing, technology, training, connecting people, generating ideas, building relationships and working in fun creative teams.
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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 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.
Florain is a Brand Designer with over a decade of experience in creating and improving brands.
From Paris and Barcelona, to Melbourne and Sydney today, I’ve been learning and accumulating knowledge from different cultures, studios and ways of working.
These different experiences have helped me to develop a wide range of skills – strategic thinking, art direction, digital, motion and environmental design.
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.
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.
They 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.