Andre Fazio is a non-practicing Visual Artist from Melbourne. He has been involved in several award winning student films and was the recipient of the prestigious Patricia Edgar award in 2006 for his self directed short film “Cocoon Boy”. Andre completed a Bachelor Degree at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), where his passion for drawing and film evolved into animation and video art installation.
Betty Holdsworth is a Melbourne-based artist who works across a range of disciplines including textiles, painting, projection and animation. She is a graduate of the College of Fine Arts, Sydney, and has exhibited her work in galleries and public spaces across Australia. Her art has been exhibited across Australia and in 2013 she was selected to design artworks for projection onto iconic national buildings in Canberra for the ENLIGHTEN Festival.
BK Opera was created to focus on stagecraft, to help emerging singers create real characters with depth. We focus on the “bare bones” of the opera, stripping away the usual pomp and circumstance to find the raw emotion at the heart of these pieces. No sets. No props. No microphones. Just beautiful music and amazing singers.
The GLOW logo this year is an interactive neon art piece created by Melbourne Visual Artist Carla O’Brien. Oversized multi-coloured neon GLOW letters will be placed in various event locations around the City of Stonnington. With the ‘O’ made from colour changing LED Neon Flex and designed for you to walk through, this unofficial entrance welcomes you to all the wonders the GLOW Winter Arts Festival 2017 has for you to experience and enjoy.
As an artist and writer, Diego Ramirez works primarily with video and images to develop installation projects for gallery contexts. His research based practice deals with the legacies of colonialism in visual culture and the production of difference. Key areas of interest include the rhetoric of the image; the meaning making of fear and desire; and media mediation. As an artist, he seeks to reconfigure vernacular archives and popular images that embody these themes, while his writing focuses on reviews, catalogue essays and articles dealing with similar ideas.
Dislocate is an independent ensemble founded by Kate Fryer and Geoff Dunstan. They sought to establish a vehicle to create physical theatre that broke boundaries and was visually exciting. Their productions contain a mix of circus, satirical comedy, romance and movement and they have enthralled audiences around the world. The collaborative ensemble is committed to training and the evolution of well-honed skills, building these into new and risk taking areas of performance.
James Voller incorporates photography and installation into his practice to examine place and time. He is interested in how these artistic fields can generate works that explore the social and architectural identity of towns and cities. His works exist predominantly in public space, but he also undertakes works and installations in gallery spaces. James is currently researching how geography and social context influences and informs local Pacific Rim architecture, investigating the similarities and differences in domestic dwellings across countries of the Pacific Rim.
Kenz Kritpam’s works are mostly influenced by the stages of dreaming with conscious/unconscious state of minds. These works are expressed through a palette of soft tones, bold round lines and shapes that represent Kenz’s dynamic expression well, on a variety of surfaces and sizes. Collaborating with other creative people or artists attracts him to produce works that are adaptable for the specific ideas and projects.
Lauren’s practice is deeply rooted in engaging in the contemporary questions surrounding photographic practice through a material outcome. Her work particularly investigates society’s consumptive relationship to the image (found and made) as an indicator to broader behavioural trends and habits. Lauren also uses video as a humorous and playful critique of advertising and popular culture. Viewers of Lauren’s works are usually drawn in by the beauty or boldness but on further consideration discover that a broader political discussion can be had if desired.
Mandylights is an award-winning production, lighting and visual design firm with offices in Australia and the United Kingdom. Since 2006, the company’s team of designers, production managers and technicians have delivered creative designs and production for concert world tours, major special and broadcast events, theatrical productions, light artworks and corporate events in over fifty countries around the world.