Aimee Chan is an award-nominated writer, podcaster, content creator and project manager. She has published 10 books and multiple podcasts including Mother Country for SBS. She has developed several public art projects such as Our First Responders and Women of the River. Her exhibition Juvenilia is booked to tour regional NSW, Victoria, Adelaide and the ACT and her show The Happy Mask has been performed to over 600 children. She is also the founder of local creative collaboration Albury Wodonga Creatives. She has been involved in numerous local events such as Write Around the Murray and The Winter Solstice. Her work has been published all over the world by CNN, Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, The Weekend Australian and Time Out.
Alicia began working in film after training and working in sound engineering and broadcast engineering at Channel Four UK. Her editorial experience ranges from Feature Films and Television to Commercial work and Music Videos. She’s collaborated on substantial projects as an Editor, VFX Editor, Assistant Editor and Post-Production supervisor.
Alicia is interested in the opportunities that exist in the creative, technical and logistical areas of filmmaking and is extremely proficient at devising and delivering complex workflows and adapting new and established technologies to suit any project.
Her Editorial credits include The Thin Red Line, Holy Smoke, Farscape, Anacondas, Paranoia, Blood Diamond, Knowing and the Academy Award-winning Happy Feet. After many successful years on live action projects, she gravitated toward Animation and was editor of the Emmy award winning series Animalia, and Associate Editor on Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. She has also spent time working with emerging practitioners as an Editing Mentor for Screen Australia’s development workshops and teaches at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney.
Alicia is a professional member of the Australian Screen Editors Guild, and a credentialled member of the Australian Cinema Pioneers.
Art Starts Here is a creative workshop and facilitation business run by artist, Kylie Biltris.
With a focus on creating tailor-made experiences, Art Starts Here offers a range of classes in different mediums, including resin, alcohol ink, polymer clay, macrame, mosaic and silk scarf marbling. Kylie's expertise in working with diverse groups of people and her ability to communicate and inspire make her a great teacher and enabler. She has worked on projects for councils, funded initiatives, schools, aged care, women's groups, and more, contributing to connection, mental health, confidence, and skill-building. Whether it's a private group, function, or staff development day, Art Starts Here provides a unique and engaging experience, requiring no previous skill or natural talent, that sparks creativity and fosters connection.
Art Starts Here has worked with a diverse range of organisations, contributing to community-building, skill development, and mental health initiatives. Some of the organisations Kylie has collaborated with include Regional Art Victoria, Shire of Towong, City of Albury, Wagga Wagga & Wodonga, Tallangatta Health Services, Gateway Health, local Neighbourhood Houses, and the Country Women's Association. These partnerships have provided opportunities to create inspiring art projects in various settings, from schools to aged care facilities, as well as with women's groups and other community organisations. Art Starts Here's approach of tailoring experiences to the needs and goals of each group has proven effective in promoting creativity and fostering a sense of connection and wellbeing.
Ashe's art practice is conceptually based and deeply rooted in exploring the politics of belongingness and the human condition. He creates works that are both poetic and evocative, delving into the emotional intricacies of the human experience and exploring the complexities and nuances of identity, belonging, and marginalisation. Ashe is focused is on extending his installation practice into new forms of expression and territories, by fusing live static performative gestures and the ready-made with various mediums such as photography, sculpture, text, and video. This approach allows him to create dynamic and multi-layered works that engage the viewer on numerous levels, both visually and conceptually. Ashe’s practice questions our broken social systems and reflects on the ongoing search for a sense of belonging in contemporary society, highlighting the vulnerability that comes with it.
Ashe graduated from Sydney College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography) in 1995, and a Masters of Contemporary Art (with distinction) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2014. Ashe has held solo exhibitions at VOID_Melbourne, MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury), Kings ARI, Blindside Gallery and BUS Projects. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions across Australia, and internationally, at Parliament House Australia, Canberra; Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh), Melbourne; Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin; tête, Berlin; Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington; HOTA, Gold Coast; The Substation, Newport; Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart; Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown; and Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs. Ashe has received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and Regional Arts Victoria for the development of his practice. He was the recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Emerging Artist Grant in 2014 and the National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association Award in 2013. His work has been selected as finalist in awards including, Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, Incinerator Art Award-Art for Social Change, Bowness Photography Prize and the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Ashe was artist-in-residence at Picture Berlin (2014) in Berlin (DE) and for the Laughing Waters Artist Residency Program (2013) in Eltham (AU).
A beautiful art gallery showcasing fine art and design by professional and collectable artists from the region.
Bettina developed a strong interest in both the visual and performing arts at a very young age. In her early adolescence, she wrote and directed plays in the family attic, complete with lights and curtains. The neighboring children were selected for various acting roles and several plays were performed over the course of the summer months.
Bettina had intended to study theatre and English at Acadia University but was side-tracked into Psychology. Many years later while attending graduate school in Sydney, Australia she enrolled in and completed a diploma in Expressive Arts offered through Rozelle Hospital. The facilitation training included: Moreno’s Psychodrama, authentic movement, art therapy, journalling, puppetry and clowning and developing and presenting short performances. She has utilized these skills when working with children, adults and couples for years to come. Bettina is a passionate believer in that creativity is inherently healing.
Returning to Halifax, Nova Scotia her and a business partner owned and operated a private art gallery for new and emerging artists in the area. This project accepted all types of artistic expression and was strongly supported by the local community. Unfortunately, the heritage home was sold and my business partner returned to Germany.
Bettina then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where she worked with very marginalized, vulnerable street artists on a program called Out of the Rain. The artists were provided with studio space, art supplies, nutritional lunches, educational workshops etc. Many of these artists were extremely talented but often sold their art pieces for drugs at a margin of what they would procur in a gallery.
The funding was discontinued and Bettina felt this was very unethical. She then spent the next year researching and writing an arts-based social enterprise, which would provide street artists with a liveable income. The product had enormous appeal with high-end retailers, cruise ships, the travel and gift industry. However, despite an enormous effort, Bettina was unable to raise the capital needed for seed/start-up stages.
During her years in Vancouver, she was very involved in the arts community and was fortunate to be involved in several group and solo exhibitions She also developed several art programs for Vancouver Native Housing, Fraser Health-Bolivar Court, and for a girl's orphange in Ecuador.
Bettina is a self-taught artist, who has painted exclusively in watercolour, although she has a strong interest in mixed medium and fiber arts. Her work hangs in private collections in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United States of America and Germany.
Bettina has lived in Albury for 2.5 years and is really looking forward to connecting with other artists and creative community groups.
Blissful Love specailises in wedding, family, newborn, maternity and business photography.
Creative, personal pet portrait photography with a focus on the special connection and place our pets hold within the family. I provide clients with quality images with a strong narrative that evokes feelings and memories which last a lifetime. By including family, these images may be appreciated by the whole family and be a source of enjoyment for many years.
Donna’s practice is based in mixed media with a focus on textiles, collage and assemblage.
Donna exhibits regularly with Gateway Gallery and in both joint and solo exhibitions.
Donna enjoys sharing her skills in both collage and stitch in workshops and with her peers and the community. She has run collage workshops in conjunction with exhibitions at the Albury Library Museum, Write Around the Murray Festival and at Gateway Gallery and facilitates contemporary play mixed media stitch groups. Her collaged works were part of the City of Wodonga Ephemeral Art Public display in 2022. Two of her stitched works form part of the Southern Midlands Council (Tas) Art Collection.
Donna’s work is thematic and influenced by an idea, material at hand and surroundings. Donna’s work can be found on her website. She welcomes commission and workshop enquiries.
Good Gravy is a modern-day barbershop quartet that celebrates the beauty of a cappella singing. James, Joel, Cameron, and Jeremy, all Albury/Wodonga locals, have been harmonising together since 2019. Their combined musical experience spans several decades, covering diverse disciplines including performance, teaching, busking, and serenading around the border.
With a perfect blend of classic barbershop tunes and popular hits, Good Gravy guarantees to leave audiences smiling. Their years of singing together have cultivated a unique sound that they love sharing with all sorts of audiences. Beyond their performances, they've participated in community events, theatre productions, local choirs, and bands.
Good Gravy is at your service, ready to add a touch of uniqueness to your private events, public celebrations, or corporate functions. Or looking for an unforgettable surprise for your special someone? They've got you covered with their Sing-A-Gram service, available anywhere around the border.
Jeremy is a photographer and filmmaker based in regional New South Wales and working nationwide. He captures people, places and spaces in the fields of art, architecture and design.
I am a professional spinner and slow fashion creator. I have am a portrait artist making my own professional paints from pigments & acrylic mediums. Painting with both brush and knives my work is energetic and emotional. Aside from portraits I paint horses and have a passion for representing sustainability and the threat of mass extinction.
Josh Campbell is a singer, songwriter and musician in the Riverina area. He perform as a solo artist (singer/guitarist), a Duo act with Dale Dunlop (bass/rhythm guitar/backing vocals) and as a four piece band. His original music is a blend of indie rock and alternative rock while the whole repertoire of covers ranges from classic rock from the 60s to alternative rock in the 90s through to early 2000s pop.
Karen is a digital Surface Pattern Designer and Artist who loves to work with colour. She creates seamless repeat patterns for fabrics, homewares and Fashion Designers and other creatives.
Karen’s patterns are available for a 12 month non-exclusive license in JPEG and TIFF formats.
You can purchase her patterns on various fabrics online at both Hello Friend Fabrics in Melbourne and Cloth Cuts Co Artist Marketplace in QLD.
She has online print on demand shops at Redbubble and Society6 where you can buy her original art on prints, greeting cards and homewares.
Contact Karen to licence her art or for collaboration opportunities.
My Original Artworks are created by moments of spontaneity, drawing inspiration from current emotions & studies. I always enjoyed the challenge of experimenting with various mediums & through this, my mission is to deliver a diverse range of styles in my creative makings. Currently the major of my current wall Art is with the use of Epoxy Resin. With my current style, this has then expanding into the creation of original Jewellery pieces. Born local of Albury, I have sold my Artworks locally and thru ought Australia. Please view my current Artwork listings online and past Art via my socials. www.kerriemaydesigns.com.au
Kirrily Anderson is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Chiltern. The primary focus of her creative practice is a blend of bold murals and delicate ink and watercolour works on paper, with the common them of nature running through these two different art forms.
With a background in graphic design and street art, Kirrily’s current practice has been heavily informed by her surrounds in North East Victoria after moving from Melbourne in 2017. She has received a number of art awards and completed over 20 murals in the region in this time.
Past projects include working with community, schools, government organisations, small businesses and private collectors. Clients include Wodonga Council, Albury City Council, DWELP, Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, Caulfield Grammar, Yackandandah Primary School, Falls Creek Child Care, James & Co Rutherglen and Bridge Road Brewers.
Kirrily has a passion for art as a means of connection and conversation and to promote a slower pace. She continues to explore these themes in her work following a number of projects in bushfire recovery zones since 2020. For more details visit her website or social pages.