Andrea Gibbs is one of Perth’s best comedians & co-creator of Barefaced Stories. She has performed at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe & Loose Moose (Canada), and is a long-term improvisor with The Big HOO HAA!
Angela Ferolla BA Visual Arts (Textiles), Edith Cowan University, Advanced Dip. Fashion and Textiles, Central TAFE. Angela has lectured Contemporary Fashion and Textiles at Edith Cowan University, WAAPA and Central TAFE. She ran her own fashion label ‘frogbonesfishlegs’ for over 10 years and in recent years started another label, ‘Rocucu’. In 2006, Angela worked with renowned Japanese designer Yoshiki Hishinuma.
Anneke de Rooij BA Art (Honours), Curtin University 2010, receiving Head of School’s Commendations during her degrees. Anneke creates unique ceramic forms exploring the physical curiosities of clay and using it as a surface for delicate drawings. She has taught music to kids for the last four years, her approach to teaching encourages self-esteem and creative thinking.
Bernadette Aitken BEd, BA Visual Arts (Textiles and Printmaking). Bernadette has been teaching and facilitating textile workshops for over three decades. Her own works are primarily on silk and cotton using print and dye, and are inspired by nature.
Betty Poulsen BA Art,Curtin University 2008. Betty has been involved in a number of art projects including artist run gallery spaces and a local guerrilla craft group. Betty works across a range of media including textile, ceramics, paint and drawing and has taught these in a variety of settings to both kids and adults.
Bo Wong has exhibited her images in the National Portrait Gallery, the Centre for Contemporary Photography and has had a number of solo shows. Bo has facilitated photography and art theory workshops, runs ‘Metaphoto’, a business photographing for creative industries, and is currently the photographer for the Art Gallery of WA.
Camilla Loveridge BA (Fine Arts) Curtin University, Grad Dip. Ed Curtin University and Master of Arts (Creative Arts) Edith Cowan Univeristy. Camilla has exhibited extensively throughout WA including at Gadfly Gallery and Holmes a Court Gallery. She is passionate about drawing, in particular the human form, her intention to stimulate memory, emotions and dialogue among viewers of environment, culture and history.
Claire Brooks BA Arts (Art) Hons, Curtin University, 2008. Since graduating, Claire has been actively exhibiting nationally, lecturing at Curtin University and running her own jewellery design business. Her work centers around the use of vintage wallpapers, fabrics, buttons and beads and is inspired by the fabulous patterns and history associated with these objects.
Claire Martin is a documentary photographer having exhibited locally and internationally. Publications include The Rolling Stones, The Wall Sreet Journal, GEO magazine, Le Monde, The Financial Review, and Pro Photo. Claire has shared her passion and knowledge for photography as a lecturer and guest speaker.
Claire Munday B.Ed in Drama, University of London. Claire teaches drama to primary students and has worked for a variety of theatre companies including Black Swan and Shakespeare WA and Theatre in Education. She is passionate about education and theatre, particularly combining the two.
Clare Peake BA (Art), Curtin University 2006, Grad Dip (Anthropology) UWA 2010. Clare’s practice is largely based on drawing and sculpture. She has exhibited in a number of group shows including as part of ‘Remix’ at the Art Gallery of WA and Fremantle Arts Centre. Clare has taught in a variety of capacities and was Project Facilitator at the 2009, 2010 & 2011 Propel Arts Youth Camp.
David Hyams is an acclaimed Fremantle based musician, singer-songwriter and composer. He has been sharing methods for songwriting in diverse communities, from remote desert areas to WA prisons. David has written songs for feature films and as a producer has worked with some of WA’s finest songwriters.
Elizabeth Hammond BA with Hons Textile Design, University College Falmouth, UK, MA Visual Art, Curtin University. Elizabeth also lecutures at Curtin University while creating her own works. She works predominantly in printmaking and pencil & charcoal drawing. Elizabeth is represented by Linton & Kay Contemporary gallery.
Fiona Gavino BA Visual Art, Charles Darwin University. Fiona has exhibited at numerous galleries, including Museum and Art Gallery NT, FORM Gallery and PICA and was the recipient of the Supreme Award from Australia’s Fashion Fantasia in 2006. She works mainly in the medium of fibre with a strong environmental ethos incorporated into her practice.
George Lucas is one of few practicing qualified Silversmiths in WA. George, with the Linton family, continues the legacy of Linton silverware by producing a signature range of heirloom spoons and flatware adorned by floral motif.
Gila Cohen BFA (Painting) National Art School Sydney 2007, Cert IV Fine Arts Southern Sydney Institute 2003, Dip in Theatre Costume Manufacturing Sydney Institute of Technology 1999 and has completed studies in Screenprinting and Industrial Sewing in Wellington NZ. Gila is a freelance costume maker and teaches a variety of art and craft practices to children, teens and adults.
Glen Stewart BA Fine Arts with Hons, University of WA, currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy in Art History. Glen has had a number of solo exhibitions, including at Level 17 Artspace, Melbourne, PICA, Perth and St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Malta. He was a recipient of a Janet Holmes à Court Artists’ Grant in 2009.
Graham Hay BA Visual Arts Edith Cowan University, first class Hons, Curtin University. Graham is an award winning sculptor who works in clay, paper and paperclay. He exhibits internationally and presents paperclay workshops for secondary schools and tertiary art institutions locally and overseas.
Jean-Paul Horré went through the Photojournalism program at San Francisco State University. He’s worked primarily for newspapers in California and freelanes for The West Australian. Jean-Paul has taught numerous photography workshops, including the i:click project for refugee youth in Gosnells and indigenous youth through TAFE in regional communities.
Jill Parnell Dip. Art & Design, Claremont Art School and Carine TAFE and has been teaching silver jewellery and enamelling for the past 15 years. Jill exhibits contemporary enamel jewellery and objects nationally and internationally, her pieces are represented in major collections including the Museum of Contemporary Enamel, Spain.
Joss Gregson Dip. Ceramics, Perth Technical College, BA Visual Arts and Post Grad Dip. Painting, Curtin University. Her works are included in the following collelctions; Bankwest, Curtin University, Murdoch University, Galerie Düsseldorf, Bristile as well as private collections Australia wide. Joss is represented in WA by Galerie Düsseldorf.
Kathryn Haug BA Art (Honours), Curtin University 2009. Kathryn was the winner of the ‘Painting- Open Theme’ Cossack Art Award in 2011. She has exhibited her work in a number of group and solo shows including at Emerge Art Space, PICA, Perth Galleries and The Oats Factory. She is interested in exploring mark making and the material qualities of paint. Kathryn is represented by emerge ART SPACE.
Kevin Robertson BA Fine Art (Painting), Curtin University, Grad Dip. Visual Arts and MA Art, University of NSW. Kevin’s works are in the following selected collections; Curtin Uni Artbank, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital - Kerry Stokes Collection and the Australian National Museum. He has lectured painting and drawing at Curtin Uni and UWA and has exhibited in a number of solo and group shows. Kevin is represented by Galerie Düsseldorf.
LADY BANANAS, aka Sharna Garbin, is a freelance artist, youth mentor and educator, working in a variety of creative media and artistic styles. She has exhibited her stencil art and illustrative works in Urban Art galleries across Australia. LADY BANANAS is a passionate arts educator, having run workshops for kids, youth and adults. She is also heavily involved in community art projects.
Lucinda Crimson studied Fine Arts at ECU and Curtin University before turning to fashion. She has run her clothing label ‘chinky wooster’ for ten years and before that the label ‘Looch’. Chinky wooster features hand screenprinting in overlaid colours and patterns, her garments and other creations are bright and playful, sold online at chinkywooster.com.
Matthew Goodlet is an internationally recognised glass artist based in WA. He has been involved in glass art since 1978 when he was a stained glass apprentice. In the 1980’s he started exploring and developing hot glass techniques. Matthew’s work is represented in private collections in Australia, Asia, Europe and USA.
Nicole Lance BA Art, BA Jewellery Design, Post Grad Dip. Jewellery Production, Curtin University. Nicole exhibited in the prestigious ‘New Works New Faces’ show at Perth Galleries in March 2008. Her works are available at John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University and FAC’s shop FOUND.
Pauline Franklyn is passionate about sharing her felting knowledge and has been running workshops since 2005. She loves to combine vibrant colour, fine detail and glorious textures. Pauline has exhibited her works at Mundaring Arts Centre, Gadfly Gallery and Southern Aurora, her creations are sold at Aspects of Kings Park and FAC’s shop FOUND, amongst others.
Peter Walker graduated from Perth Technical College in 1965. He has a Diploma in Applied Art. A very popular tutor, Peter has been teaching a number of classical painting techniques at FAC over the last few decades.
Peter Zuvela has been a freelance photographer for more than 10 years. He is interested in capturing light and creating artistic images of landscapes, city scapes and every day objects. Peter is an experienced tutor and exhibits as an art photographer.
Rachel Gorman BA Creative Arts in Drama and Music and a BEd from Edith Cowan University. She has juggled full-time drama teaching with being a professional musician, as well as co-writing and performing as a member of comedy cabaret company Duck Duck Moose. Rachel has taught everything from circus skills to Shakespeare in both primary and high-schools and adores bringing out a love for theatre in her students.
Regina Noakes studied at the Arts Students League, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston and the Institute of Education, Singapore (Art & Music). She has exhibited in over 25 solo shows in Australia and overseas and her work is held in many public and coporate collections including Fulham Place London, The University of Cambridge and The University of London.
Renae Martin BSc, Murdoch University, Perth School of Art & Design. Renae has been creating mosaics for over a decade and teaching her practice to both kids and adults. Her pieces have been commissioned by private resicdents and bars & restarurants from around the world. In 2004 Renae completed a residency at Mosaico Studio, Singapore.
Robyn Varpins has been working with clay for over 25 years. She has exhibited in a number of group and solo shows and won a number of first prize awards for her sculptures at various municipalities.
Sam Longley is a Fremantle based actor who has worked on stage and screen in Australia and abroad. He has taught at WAAPA, John Curtin College of The Arts, Curtin University and heaps of other places. He also trains and performs with The Big HOO-HAA! Sam uses humour, storytelling and interaction to create an enjoyable learning environment.
Sandra Black is renowned for her delicate pierced and carved porcelain forms and vessels for which she has gained international recognition and awards. Her works have been collected and placed in gallery collections throughout Australia as well as a number of overseas embassies and significant collections in New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, The Netherlands and Japan.
Shaaron du Bignon BArts (Fine Art), Curtin University and Grad Dip of Education, Murdoch University. She has worked on many community projects most recently being Thrombolite Vessels for the ‘Stretch Festival’ in Mandurah. Shaaron also teaches Visual Art and Contemporary Craft at Challenger Institute of Technology, Rockingham.
Shana James is known for her narrative style in both painting and printmaking. Her works are in numerous collections including The Kerry Stokes Collection and The Department of Culture and the Arts. Her classes give students the opportunity to explore new mediums, look at artwork and discuss ideas in a friendly and inspired environment.
Shaun Chandran is a singer songwriter who discovered the ukulele by ‘accident’ while preparing to be part of a humanitarian clown trip. Since then, Shaun has been an active member of the local ukulele circuit. Shaun has performed at various ukulele festivals across the country including being a showcased Australian artist at the Cairns Ukulele Festival in 2011.
Steven Aiton BA, Curtin University, 2000. Steven has been involved with the Awesome Arts Festival for young people as lead artist and animator. He works with young people and teachers as a tutor, animator and workshop facilitator in Perth and other regional parts of WA.
Stewart Scambler BA Visual Arts, Edith Cowan University, Ceramics to Arts Studies, Fremantle Technical College. Stewart’s studio ‘Bohemian Ceramics’ produces a large range of tiles and domestic ware. He has taught in a variety of situations for over 30 years.
Sue Espie is a qualified Early Childhood educator and has been teaching felt-making techniques for the past decade. Sue’s works incorporate wool and silk fibres into wearable art, jewellery and textile sculpture (Hollow Form Felting). Her work is represented at several boutiques and galleries including FAC’s shop FOUND.
Susan Hill BA Visual Arts (Photo media), Canberra School of Art, Post Grad Cert. Education, University of Greenwich, UK, MA Photographic Studies, University of Westminster, UK. Previous teaching experience includes positions at University of Sunderland, Chelsea College of Art & Design and Camberwell College.
Teelah George BA (Fine Art, First Class Honours) Curtin University, 2007. She has participated in many group exhibitions including ‘Cream of the Crop’ at Cannary Arts Centre Albany in 2008, ‘Boom’ at Spectrum art space Perth in 2009 and a more recently in Belfast. Teelah’s practice adopts drawing as a primary means of physical manifestation and conceptual interrogation, with particular emphasis on material relationships.
Viktor Eszenyi Dip. Sculpting & Restoration. His work has been exhibited at Gomboc Gallery, Swan Valley and Stafford Studios, Cottesloe. Viktor has been teaching his very popular stone carving workshops at FAC for a number of years.