As part of Working for Victoria and Brimbank City Council's Artists in Residence

Over the next six months, dozens of new artworks will flourish in homes, in communities and in public spaces across Brimbank.

Led by ten visionary artists, murals, film-shoots, dancing, digital artworks and storytelling projects will light the way as we re-enter civic life.

Art will refresh our city, breathe new life into our community hubs, surprise and delight us as part of Brimbank’s COVID recovery.

Stay tuned for opportunities to get involved! People of all ages from across the municipality are invited to engage, participate and work with artists to shape new experiences in and for our community.

Enquiries

Marcia Ferguson
Arts Project Facilitator
marciaf@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Supported through the state government’s Working for Victoria initiative


Image by Oscar Mañon - Katherine Gailer, Flourish Story Of A Diaspora, 2020, Stark Place Sunshine

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Baby Guerilla

Artist / Muralist

Project Title: Coming soon
Project Type: Public Art / Mural

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Baby Guerilla

Artist / Muralist

Project Title: Coming soon
Project Type:
Public Art / Mural

Baby Guerrilla is an Australian artist interested in approaching space and perspective in new and innovative ways that engage beyond the parameters of a gallery or traditional art space. The artist works across various mediums and techniques completing commissions on walls throughout Australia.

www.babyguerrilla.com

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Dagogo Obogo

Dancer / Dance Teacher / Choreographer

Project Title: Project Flair (All Around the World)
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Dagogo Obogo

Dancer / Dance Teacher / Choreographer

Project Title: Project Flair (All Around the World)
Project Type:
Dance Workshops

Dagogo has always had a flair and interest in various dance styles across the world. He uses a range of dance forms to explore how the origins of dance can unite people from various backgrounds.

facebook.com/Dagogo-Obogo-2068967723375220

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Irihipeti Waretini

Māori Arts Practitioner

Project Title: Koha
Project Type: Multidisciplinary Storytelling

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Irihipeti Waretini

Māori Arts Practitioner

Project Title: Koha
Project Type:
Multidisciplinary Storytelling

Irihipeti Waretini is a visual, vocal storyteller and performing artist who collaborates with community, organisations and multidisciplinary artists to create and support BIPOC narratives of identity, culture, healing and self determination. Her practice includes cinematography, photography, sound composition and live performance. Her tools include live looping, creative therapies, Te Ao Māori and community engagement.

Koha explores community care through reciprocity. As a guest on traditional lands, Irihipeti shares her own culture's protocol of koha, to pay deep respect to traditional land owners. Irihipeti’s residency shall take on the forms of creativity, healing and self-determination workshops in the hopes to encourage all ages, from bubs to elders, to look deeply at how community care starts with contributing to the protection of land, First Nations people and culture.

www.irihipeti.com

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James Welsby aka Valerie Hex

Choreographer and Drag Artist

Project Title: Duets with a Shapeshifter
Project Type: Dance, Choreography and...

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Yummy 2020 joaten 102 James Welsby Photo credit Matto Lucas

James Welsby aka Valerie Hex

Choreographer and Drag Artist

Project Title: Duets with a Shapeshifter
Project Type:
Dance, Choreography and Drag: Workshops and Films

This project is a contemporary dance and drag fusion that aims to shake up conventional expectations of drag performance and research how highly stylised costumes affect choreography. Earthly fractals, senses of temperature, and striking digital effects will create a virtual reality where a human body duets with a surreal and lush world in a four part video project, released weekly in March 2021. Free to stream at website.

www.jameswelsby.com.au

Image by Matto Lucas

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Jennifer Tran

Designer / Filmmaker / Artist

Project Title: Teta's Kitchen
Project Type: Food Art

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Jen Tran 2020 portrait

Jennifer Tran

Designer / Filmmaker / Artist

Project Title: Teta's Kitchen
Project Type:
Food Art

Our elders are most at risk of coronavirus and are the most isolated during the Victorian lockdown. Families are fearful of visiting, their usual gathering facilities are closed and their mental health increasingly deteriorates with loneliness. This project aims to reconnect our Brimbank elders with food and creative programs with young people.

www.designerjentran.com

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Jessica Wilson

Artist

Project Title: Child Nation
Project Type: Digital Art and Play for Homes

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Child Nation Project image square image credit Carla Gottgens

Jessica Wilson

Artist

Project Title: Child Nation
Project Type:
Digital Art and Play for Homes

Digital play for children aged 7-12

A collection of short digital adventures that prompt children to turn their homes and adults into art experiences. Jessica will develop and test 20 adventures with a diverse range of children before a digital season at the Bowery Theatre.

jessicawilson.com.au

Image by Carla Gottgens

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Katherine Gailer

Multi-disciplinary Artist / Muralist

Project Title: Coming soon
Project Type: Mural

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Artist Head Shot Katherine Gailer photo by Oscar Mañon square

Katherine Gailer

Multi-disciplinary Artist / Muralist

Project Title: Coming soon
Project Type:
Mural

Katherine Gailer AKA Katira is an award winning, multi-disciplinary artist. Originally from Colombia and currently working in Australia, Gailer creates imaginary landscapes exploring characters, cultural identity and spaces of magical realism. She graduated with honours from a Bachelor of Fine Arts and completed an Arts Management Masters Degree– both at RMIT University. Her Practice incorporates mural & oil painting, illustration, design and music.

Gailer’s creative expression evokes a sense of strength coupled with fragility - a delicate balance essential to all living organisms. It celebrates resilience and liberation and clamours for an urgent need to restore our intrinsic bond with nature.

www.katherinegailer.com

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Mike Maka

Artist / Illustrator

Project Title: Coming soon
Project Type: Mural

Mike Maka is primarily...

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Mike Maka

Artist / Illustrator

Project Title: Coming soon
Project Type:
Mural

Mike Maka is primarily a painter who works in a variety of media, mainly on walls, canvas and illustration on paper. He has travelled and created work around the world. Mike has exhibited extensively through Australia as well as international group shows. He has works in private and public collections including acquisitions by the NGA, NGV and MONA.

His artwork captures a world in which the natural forces fight back against humanity, Mike presents a message to mankind to step foot outside of the concrete jungle and reconnect with mother nature.

www.makatron.com

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Rachel Main

Filmmaker / Photographer

Project Title: Coming soon
Project Type: Film

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Rachel Main

Filmmaker / Photographer

Project Title: Coming soon
Project Type:
Film

Rachel Main / Shuttermain will draw on her interest in storytelling, connection and community. With a focus on the moving image and dance, she will invite people to participate and collaborate, to share experiences and explore what it means to be socially engaged in a time of social distancing.

www.shuttermain.com

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Sam Elkin

Filmmaker / Photographer

Project Title: Coming soon
Project Type: LGBTQIA+ Writers’ Workshops, Online Storytelling and...

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Sam Elkin

Filmmaker / Photographer

Project Title: Coming soon
Project Type:
LGBTQIA+ Writers’ Workshops, Online Storytelling and Podcasts

Sam will run writers workshops, produce online storytelling events and podcasts to showcase the talents and experiences of the LGBTIQA+ community within Brimbank and its surrounds.

www.samelkin.com

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