22 March – 2 April


Shopfront’s flagship Emerging Artist Residency once again culminates in a two-week long festival with works from eight emerging artists. Featuring an array of new works across theatre, interdisciplinary work, soundscapes, film, sculpture and music, artists will explore themes of friendship, adulthood, the female body, aloneness, the capitalisation of wellness, and social constructs.

2023 ArtsLab artists: Ana Fenner, Amelia Gilday, Ayah Darwich, Jenna Lewis, Flynn Mapplebeck, Mina Bradshaw, Rachel Seeto, Kaylee Rankin

Image credit: Joshua Morris

Presented at 107 Projects, Redfern

AUSLAN Interpretation – Thursday 30th March


Combining theatre, video and music, Under the Influence is a multidisciplinary work devised by Ana Fenner and Amelia Gilday exploring the intersections of performativity and identity with a focus on gender.


A new work comprising sound work and sculpture by Jenna Lewis, exploring themes of gender identity through representations of the body.


An immersive sound work by Rachel Seeto and Kaylee Rankin aka SPACEFLOSS, exploring the complex landscape of friendship and how we can document, expand, reduce, abstract and stretch the sonic language of friendship to uncover shared truths.


A new devised theatre work by Mina Bradshaw, which centres on a deep dive into the wellness industry. It looks at what wellness is and isn’t, what it looks like, and most importantly, how much it costs.


A four-chapter theatre work written and performed by Flynn Mapplebeck, Quadrants is a comedic and obscure look of the pleasures and advantages of being alone.


Dates and Times

‘When I think of us, it sounds like…’by Rachel Seeto and Kaylee Rankin aka. Spacefloss
Wed – Fri: 10am – 9pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 6pm

Do Androids Dream of Silicone Binders by Jenna Lewis
Wed – Fri: 10am – 9pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 6pm

Quadrants by Flynn Mapplebeck
Wed – Fri: 6pm
Sat & Sun: 2:30pm

Under the Influence by Ana Fenner and Amelia Gilday
Wed – Fri: 7:15pm
Sat & Sun: 3:45pm

Zest by Mina Bradshaw
Wed – Fri: 8:30pm
Sat & Sun: 5pm

Adult $25 / Concession $20 / Shopfront/Playwave Member $15
Gallery Entry $10 (Show ticket includes Gallery Entry)
Day Passes (Entry to all shows and Gallery Entry): Adult $70 / Concession $55 / Shopfront/Playwave Member $40

OPENING NIGHT – Wednesday 22 March


INDUSTRY NIGHT – Saturday 1 April 6:30pm

Presented by Shopfront Arts Co-op at 107 Projects Redfern


2023 ArtsLab ArtistsAna Fenner, Amelia Gilday, Ayah Darwich, Jenna Lewis, Flynn Mapplebeck, Mina Bradshaw, Rachel Seeto, Kaylee Rankin
Festival Director – Natalie Rose
Production Manager – Tyler Fitzpatrick
Producer – Valentina Corona
Associate Producer – Lily Hayman

The season will include an Industry Day with arts panels and networking opportunities for artists to share in discussions with some of the country’s leading artists, arts collectives and organisations.

Industry Networking Speed Dating will be held April 1st after performances conclude.

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