Delali Zevon-Aniakwah is a vocalist, producer and composer hailing from Ngunnawal Country.
Following an adolescence sound tracking her life to idiosyncratic electronic music, she started her practice in Naarm as a lead and backing vocalist for jazz, soul & hip-hop artists.
In 2018 she reclaimed her electronic fixation, launching her experimental solo recording project VOLTA HYMN with her debut EP, CLEAN. After a return to her hometown and a string of single releases, she was awarded an Australia Council for the Arts & Phonographic Performance Company of Australia recording partnership to record and promote her forthcoming debut LP “Incognito Mode”
Delali draws from everyday euphoria - crushes, escapism, revenge fantasies - in her synth and voice driven experimental-electronic music which is equal parts staunch, celestial & introspective.
Jocelyn Tribe is an emerging artist who sees that culture and relationships are intrinsic to all that we do. She has been based in Gulumoerrgin (Darwin) since 2015. The decision to relocate from her hometown of Narrm (Melbourne) was about understanding herself in relation to the tropical weather, land, food and people that the North of Australia shares with Indonesia.
While ancestral relationships are embedded in her surroundings, she feels comfort as she discovers orienting her artistic narrative across the Arafura sea toward her Indonesian diaspora. Learning about the parts of her identity that were never directly integrated through family while growing up is her priority as she examines the somatic experience of this displacement. The expansion of her art, from works on paper toward sound and movement, holds the intention of taking up more space across disciplines.
With a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Jocelyn adapts her ability to navigate governance systems that function in community development structures, while unlearning their imposed conditions. She is the Vice Chair of Tactile Arts and facilitates screen printing workshops with Charles Darwin University, as well as remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.
Rachael Anderson is a 22-year-old Adnyamathanha woman currently living on Barngarla Country (Whyalla) in South Australia. Beginning in 2018, Rachael offers a unique series of works centred around identity, womanhood, systems, and life. Whilst Rachael experimented with watercolour in her early career, it is linework, print and digital work that has allowed for considerable growth and experimentation, ultimately refining her skills and general practice.
Re-Right Collective is an artistic collective between Carmen Glynn-Braun and Dennis Golding that spans across artistic, curatorial and research disciplines. Their work centres on truthful storytelling that inform contemporary Aboriginal cultural identity and experiences. Re-Right aims to uncover past histories and memories through collaboration and community engagement to facilitate healing approaches through the uncovering of often hard truths.
Kartanya Maynard is a trawlwoolway woman of nipaluna/Hobart in lutruwita/Tasmania. Since a young age Kartanya has been a storyteller and always aspired to be an artist. She has gone onto establishing herself as a musician, actor and poet.
She has graduated from the UTAS Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music and has gone onto perform for numerous festivals such as Mona Foma and Panama Festival. She has also contributed to the composition of music for numerous plays and museum exhibitions.
She recently made her acting debut in the Archipelago productions of Angus Cereni’s ‘The Bleeding Tree’ where she starred alongside Marta Dusseldorp and Jane Johnson.
Devika Bilimoria and Amias Hanley are an artistic duo based in Narrm (Melbourne) that use sound, media and movement to explore relations among bodies, technologies, queerness and ecologies.
In 2021, Amias Hanley was commissioned by Liquid Architecture to exhibit a multichannel audio work at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery. Concurrently, Devika Bilimoria was selected for the Emerging Choreographer’s Program at Dancehouse to further research their contemporary relationships to Bharatanatyam and improvisation.
Together they have developed INTERWORLD (2021) at Brunswick Mechanics supported by Next Wave and performed at Trocadero Art Space. Previously they have created immersive durational performances and moving images, commissioned by
Boxed, 2020 (IND), A Night at the Nicholas, 2019 (AUS), Falls Festival 2019 (AUS), Hillscene Festival of Live Art (AUS), Crack Theatre Festival, 2016 (AUS).
Ivy is a Kenyan born, Melbourne multidisciplinary artist with a fire for visual storytelling. She uses her abilities to never tell us what to think, but simply present life in a variety of beautiful, innocent, sensitive, varied, quiet, tragic, loud and above all genuine shades of nuance. Her work is the pinnacle of personal artistic integrity. She uses the opportunity of her creativity to visually deliver projects that not only educate; but give the viewer a glimpse into the beauty of the untold.
An artist and proud autistic person, Prue explores autistic pleasures, necessities and culture, using repetitive and tactile processes, allowing for experiences of sensory play, creating spaces and opportunities for downtime.
Working with oil, ceramics, textiles, installation and performance, Prue advocates for the identity, empowerment and sensory awareness of the autistic community. She intersects and collides against preconditioned stigmas and resultant systematic oppression, aiming to celebrate and progress autistic culture for autistics, whilst creating experiences more broadly accessible.
Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson is an Iranian Australian Bahá’í video artist, director and researcher. Her practise navigates inherited stories and post-memory felt by her displaced community following the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Through the poetics of the moving image, she invites viewers to become the ‘witness’ rather than the ‘passive bystander’, inviting a critical discussion surrounding empathy, trust, custodianship, compassion, and social change in response to the current global social and climate discourse. Her practice values align to empower the voices of women within her art making. Working in community arts and collaborative social practice, she examines empathy in film and poetry, uncovering ways to build empathy through emotional immersive experiences in order to close the gaps in finding the universal threads of culture, social, gender and spirituality that unite us all.
Rhanjell Villanueva recently graduated at Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) with Distinction in February 2021. In his time at QUT, he has led an artist run initiative Post Datum as the Vice President and won the Hilde Chenhall Memorial Award in the last semester of his studies. Villanueva’s passion for the creative arts and his deep involvement in the LGBTQIA+ community has also led him to be part of the queer collective Runway Movement and the ballroom house House of Alexander, both of which create opportunities and push for diversity and inclusion in the local arts and queer scene in Meanjin.