We’re very excited to announce our 2016 ArtsLab Mentors. Find out a bit about them below!
Anne-Louise is an acclaimed Australian director actor and theatre maker who has worked with companies such as Belvoir St Theatre, The Hayloft Project, Sydney Festival, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre and many more.
Anne-Louise will be mentoring our ArtsLab residents Hannah Goodwin and Pippa Ellams.
Sara Black is a well-known Australian contemporary dancer. She has worked alongside Lucy Geurin Inc as a collaborator and dancer, as well as performing with companies across Australia including Chunky Move and NYID.
Sara will be working with our ArtsLab resident Elle Evangelista.
Frances Barrett is an artist and curator whose work takes the form of live actions, collaborations, and curatorial projects. Her solo work has recently been presented by Liquid Architecture, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and Firstdraft. She is currently Curator of Contemporary Performance at Campbelltown Arts Centre and a lead artist of the Barbara Cleveland Institute.
Frances will be the mentor of our ArtsLab resident Clare Powell.
Sue Smith is a multi-award winning screenwriter and script editor. Her work has been broadcast widely across Australian, most notably across the ABC and SBS networks, as well as on stage with the Sydney Theatre Company, Tamarama Rock Surfers, Griffin Theatre Company.
Sue will be the mentor of our ArtsLab resident Imogen Yeomans.
Miles Merrill is an acclaimed Australian spoken-word and performance poet. He has toured with Saul Williams, jammed with Shane Koyczan, hosted an ABC TV Special – Australian Poetry Slam 08′, wrote and co-directed a show in Sydney Festival, performed solo at the Sydney Opera House and created the spoken-word festivals – Night Words and Word Travels Festival. Merrill is also the founder of the national performing writers’ program: Australian Poetry Slam.
Miles will be mentoring our ArtsLab resident Kirby Medway.
We look forward to seeing our young artists and their mentors work together to produce some exciting new work as part of our 2016 ArtsLab residency program. Stay tuned for more details!