MATTHEW PREST makes performance and installation that exists in the space between theatre and performance art. He holds a BFA in Sculpture, Performance and Installation, from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW and has trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris in Bouffon and Clown. His practice includes some solo work, but mostly involves collaborations with other artists working across disciplines in devised processes […]
Jane makes theatre and live art. She specialises in making collaborative, devised performance with young people. Often participatory and playful her work provokes action from an audience.
Nathan is a performer, writer and Honours graduate of University of Wollongong. He is a founding member of performance collective Applespiel and an associate artist of Boho Interactive, and has presented work at the London Science Museum, Stockholm Resilience Centre, and theatres and festivals around Australia. Nathan is a broadcaster on FBi Radio and a host of the podcast Hottest 100s and 1000s.
Matriark Theatre are Sydney-based, theatre makers creating new work for young people and families. Hailing from a variety of creative backgrounds, Matriark use puppetry and physical comedy to build worlds and imagine vibrant, surreal characters and stories for the stage.
KEVIN NG is an emerging artist of Indonesian-Chinese descent living in Sydney, having created work in numerous contexts including, theatre, experimental live arts, and community arts with a strong emphasis on socio-political dynamics; responding to the experiences of Asian Australians, democracy and a diverse range of young people.
POST are (in height order) Nat, Zoe and Mish. Straddling live art, theatre and contemporary performance practices, they could be described as ‘hybrid’, but prefer ‘genre-queer’. They’ve risen through the ranks of experimental venues and exploded onto the mainstream without anyone really knowing how.
Lucy is a performance artist interested in hand-made and bodily-imagined artifacts. (She likes creative things that show something of the body and soul and process that made them). Lucy’s practice is centered on loosening the expectations we humans have created of what ‘humans’ are and how we have to behave, so we can broaden the ways we feel safe feeling, thinking and expressing. Shopfront is a great place for that! Lucy has, very happily, worked with the Bodylines program since 2012.
Lauren graduated the University of Wollongong’s performance course in 2013. Since then, she has been involved in the creation of performance works with various ensembles. Lauren has been working as a tutor here at Shopfront since 2015 and, in 2017, took up the position of Administration & Systems Co-ordinator.