CURRENT STUDIO ARTISTS
Alice Springs-based songwriter/producer Dave Crowe performs and produces music under the name Resin Moon, as well as producing music and sound for many Northern Territory musicians and arts projects.
He has written music for the U.S feature film Grounded, and international T.V shows Akward and Made in Chelsea. He has also penned major TV ad campaigns for Mitsubishi, Australia Post, Medibank, Olive Grove (U.S) and Tourism NT and is currently works with Gaga Music Publishing.
As an artist, he has twice won the NT Song of the Year (2013, 2016), an Australian Independent Music Award, and placed 3rd in the International Songwriting Competition.
Kelly Lee Hickey
Kelly Lee Hickey was raised on the sweat soaked wetlands outside Darwin and has made her home in the dusty red heartland of Mparntwe/Alice Springs since 2008. An artist and creative producer, her practice explores the intersections between people and places, through collaborative and participatory works including festivals, performance, publication and installation.
Her work has been published and performed in Australia, China, Finland, New Zealand, Indonesia and Germany, with recent projects include Local Knowledge, Vessels for Stories and the Museum of Intimate Memories. Her current work is located within the climate justice movement, and explores place making and creative responses to climate change.
She is currently undertaking a Masters by Creative Research at Victoria University.
Image: Local Knowledge Sunset Cruise Photo Credit Anna Cadden.
Jonny Rowden is a British-born performing artist who relocated to Alice Springs in 2015. His work has spanned theatre, performance art, and performance installation, often using humour, food and soundscapes to create delicate, interactive, and sometimes intimate performance experiences.
Recently, Jonny’s concerns have shifted towards identity. He has begun to scrutinise and unpick the social, cultural and technological structures that prop up his privilege in the Western cultures. Using writing and semi-improvised performance he reflects the positions and responsibilities he occupies within this matrix, which will remain an ongoing concern within his artistic practice.
Artwork: Portrait of a White Man (2017) - Artefact of embodied performance
Pakeha artist Beth Sometimes works in diverse arts-based roles, alongside a personal arts practice comprising a multitude of scales and mediums. She usually works socially, also maintaining a practice spanning sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, sound, performance and music. She has been involved in multiple exhibitions, performances, installations and recording projects in addition to publishing comics and books. Beth was the gallery manager of Watch This Space ARI in 2011 and currently sits on the curatorial committee.
From 2016-2018 Beth initiated and produced Apmere angkentye-kenhe with local Arrernte people and Watch This Space, an artist-led social project exploring language, power and place. Beth also works in numerous ways with Pitjantjatjara and Arrernte languages and cusodians as an interpreter, translator and facilitator, including co-teaching Pitjantjatjara and working with NPY Women’s Council as part of the Uti Kulintjaku team.
Beth has recently completed an MFA by research through VCA, Melbourne. She is committed to working in ways which expose or attempt not to replicate the modes of success or shapes of power that continue to oppress various groups, be that via race, class or gender. She embraces artistic practice as a vital method by which to build and reshape communities, construct and challenge identities and rearrange social imaginaries.
Tammy is a multidisciplinary image-maker & crafts-person, muralist, troublemaker, community arts practitioner & youth worker living in Mparntwe/ Alice Springs.
Tammy pursued her passion for the moving image, training in Canberra & Melbourne in Multimedia production, Animation, & New Media Arts. She received a soft pat on the back and a firm aversion to institutional pedagogical practices.
Since 2015, Tammy has put theories into praxis within the wider Alice Springs community to engage youth in art making processes. She is a small but persistent part of an ongoing dialogue that public & participatory art practices lend; to remind us of the irrefutable importance of an artist’s role in (re) shaping & addressing social & environmental issues around us.
The healing color palette & peoples of the central desert region keeps Tammy grounded & partially employed as an ‘art slave’ & advocate for freedom of creative expression & reclamation of public spaces, providing an optimistic platform for the next generation of autonomous freethinkers & change-makers.
...Stay tuned for info on other studio artists
Our 2018 Creative Program supported…
STILL ALIVE AFTER 25 PROGRAM
Kelly Lee Hickey
Craig San Roque
DJ Don’t Argue
EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES
Al Bethune (NT)
Lucy Parakhina (TAS)
Emma Collard (NT)
Cecile Galiazzo (NSW)
Priscilla Beck (TAS)
Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts (NT)
Lydia Cohen (UK)
Kiki Albury (NT)
Lisa Kunoth (NT)
Sharona Kunoth (NT)
Christine Kunoth (NT)
Shabella Rambler (NT)
Caspar Connolly (VIC)
Grace Pickford (VIC)
Chips Mackinolty (NT)
Elliat Rich (NT)
Belle Moody (NT)
Billie Rankin (TAS)
Clare Powell (TAS)
Olivia Nigro (NSW)
Owen Kelly (NSW)
Bobbie Bayley (NSW)
Magic Steven (VIC)
Plastic Loaves (VIC)
TRAVELLING ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Anna Dakin (UK)
Holly Macdonald (VIC)
Cecile Galliazzo (NSW)
Tom Fry (NT)
Phoebe Beard (TAS)
Lucinda Kennedy (VIC)
Henry Copas (NSW)
Paula Mahoney (VIC)
STUDIO ARTISTS (LOCAL)
Kelly Lee Hickey
OTHER PROGRAMS, PROJECTS & EVENTS
Annual Zine Fair
Practicing The Social: the art of community panel discussion
Beth Sometimes (NT), Danny Butt (VIC) & Kate Just (VIC)
Community fundraiser for an accessible toilet
Better Together exhibition for World Environment Day
Partnership with Arid Lands Environment Centre
+ 21 artists
The Writing On The Wall public notice board
Beth Sometimes, Phoebe Beard, Harry Copas
WTS supported the financial administration of the project in 2018, and provided in-kind support by offering space for meetings and working bees.
Building Walls / Desert video
Samaya Wives, GUTS, Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts, No Mono
Our 2017 Creative Program supported...
Marlene Rose Firkin
Maggie Gleeson Briscoe
Alice Springs Town Council Youth Action Group
Doris Kngwarraye Stuart
PUBLIC PROGRAMS, PROJECTS & EVENTS
Alice Sings Pop Choir
Edward Gould & Dave Crowe + 60 community members
Apmere Angkentye-kenhe (A Place for Language)
Beth Sometimes, Arrernte language experts and traditional custodians, Batchelor Institute, Akeyluerre Healing Centre, Children’s Ground, the Alice Springs Library & the Alice Springs Language Centre + wider Mparntwe/Alice Springs community/language learners
An Act Of Showing ARI group exhibition in Melbourne
Exhibited artwork by Pamela Lofts
Shiny Party Fundraiser / Community Market / Performances
Edward Francis, Alice Sings Pop-Choir, Ash Steel, Apakatja, DJ Drazic's GF, Cutlery
Kerri Meehan & Alex Ressel
60,000 Artists Fundraiser and Climate Change awareness
Arid Lands Environment Centre
Facts On The Ground Reading Groups
Hannah Ekin & Jorgen Doyle
Violet Sunset Presentation
Full Disclosure Spy offsite installation
Wide Open Space Festival
Jacquie Chlanda, Jennifer Taylor & Jonny Rowden
Ideas Incubator 2.0
Community programming session for the 25th Birthday Celebrations in 2018
Magic Hour @ Coles Carpark exhibition in Hobart for HOBIENNALE
Beth Sometimes, Harry Hayes & Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts
Discursive Noticeboard Public Art
Hannah Ekin & Jorgen Doyle