Ash Keating wins Guirguis New Art Prize

A huge congratulations to 2008 NWF alum, the work took eight hours to complete. West Park Proposition  has been acquired by the NGV and the Monash Museum of Art and will be on display, alongside the other shortlisted artists at the Post Office Gallery, University of Ballarat and the Art Gallery of Ballarat. More Info

Megan Cope in UNBOUND at Kings

In September 2012, four artists including incoming Kickstart 2013 artist Megan Cope, participated in Kings ARI‘s Emerging Artist Program in collaboration with FELTspace, Firstdraft and Level ARI. The biyearly program helps emerging artists create new work and forge long standing relationships with mentors and networks through an intensive week of workshopping ideas and studio time at their local ARI. […]

Shian Law

Shian Law is a Melbourne-based performance artist who aligns himself with experimentalism, new dance practice and interdisciplinary collaboration. He has worked with Jo Lloyd, Thea Baumann (Aphids), Phillip Adams’ Balletlab, Brooke Amity Stamp and Deanne Butterworth. He has received the Melbourne Fringe Best Dance Award for Proximate Edifice and the Award for Innovation in Dance […]

Steaphan Paton

Steaphan is an interdisciplinary artist. His practice explores tradition, race and colonialism informed through his worldview being Aboriginal Australian. Some of his key achievements in the last year have been being commissioned for the City of Melbourne Laneways Commission and having an exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. His goal for the next few years is […]

Sarah Aiken

Sarah Aiken is a Melbourne based dancer, choreographer and teacher. Since graduating from VCA (Bachelor of Dance) 2009, Sarah has pursued a wide range of experiences to develop her practice, drawing inspiration from choreographic and somatic practices, travel, conceptual and visual arts. Sarah pursues an ongoing interest in how and what we value, utilizing dichotomies and […]

Louris van de Geer

Louris is a playwright from Melbourne. She is being mentored by Arena Theatre Company Artistic Director Christian Leavesley through the Australia Council’s JUMP program. Louris is currently studying a Masters of Writing for Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts and has recently been shortlisted for the Inscription Edward Albee Scholarship. Her most recent work […]

James Welsby

James Welsby is a young and emerging artist and 2007 VCA Dance graduate. He has performed with several dance companies and independent choreographers around Australia and has an expanding body of creative work. His pursuits include the expansion of ethical, queer, and timely performance.  James’ selected choreographed works include: Tidefolk Fictions (2012) at Melbourne Aquarium, The Memory […]

Esther Stewart and Oscar Perry

Esther Stewart has exhibited in several artist run initiatives including Blindside, Platform Contemporary Art Space, Rearview and TCB. In 2010 Esther was included in Fresh 2010 at Craft Victoria, an exhibition and award that explored new parameters of contemporary craft and design.  In 2012 Esther presented Foldout a site specific installation as part of New […]

Brienna Macnish

Brienna Macnish is a theatre maker based in Melbourne, whose work sometimes looks more like live art than theatre. Her practice is characterised by an interest in non-traditional forms, a thoughtful engagement with site, striking visual aesthetics and social relevance. Recently Brienna has developed new Australian writing, created immersive performances and designed participatory installations. In […]

Carly Sheppard

Based in Melbourne, Carly Sheppard is an Indigenous dancer and choreographer descending from the Wallangamma and Takalaka Tribes of North QLD. After studying at NAISDA Dance College and the Victorian College of the Arts, Carly has been training and working professionally in the dance industry for over eight years.