Catherine Aldrete-Morris lives in Adelaide, South Australia and was born in San Antonio Texas. Catherine is a visual artist and is passionate about the importance of art in everyday living as a means of connecting past cultural imagery with the present, to new generations of imagination. She has a diverse career background from alternative medicine to the arts, including pattern-making for fashion before turning her hand to ceramic ware production; leading to the discovery of kiln-forming glass and exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally.
Cathy Adamek is an independent artist performing as an actor and dancer with many companies, including State Opera South Australia, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Mainstreet Theatre and Country Arts SA Touring, Independent Theatre and the Bakehouse Theatre.
Che Chorley is a multi-award winning photographer with a passion and affinity for the ocean. Che is blessed to be in a position in which he can pursue such an accidental art-form, taking photography seriously, but not necessarily expecting serious results. Photography has been a natural accompaniment to his travels and he continues to strive to convey the beauty and uniqueness that surfing, adventure and travel allow. Che studied photography at the Centre for Creative Photography in Adelaide, and currently has a studio at The Mill, Angas St, Adelaide.
Cheryl Pickering is a director, producer, singer and singing teacher. Her work has featured in the Adelaide Festival, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and various UK festivals and venues. As artistic director of Various People Inc, Cheryl creates work with strong social relevance. Her singing ranges from classical and opera through to folk and world music. "...this confirms Various People's appetite for the different, the excellent and the innovative..." Kryztoff RAW "Cheryl Pickering, the epitome of elegance, sings with immence grace" The Advertiser
Chloe Langford is an artist based in Adelaide, Australia. She co-founded the permanent Format Collective space in Adelaide and co-directed the 2010 & 2011 Format Festivals. In the past she has exhibited in group exhibitions at Format, Magazine Gallery, FELTspace, and the Jam Factory. In 2012 she joined the founding committee of the Fontanelle gallery and studio complex and exhibited with Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney. In June she will be attending a six week residency at Kunst Stoffe, Berlin. Chloe graduated with First Class Honours from the South Australian School of Art.
My practice combines a line of production work, with limited series, one of a kind exhibition pieces as well as regular participation in artist residencies. My work is handcrafted and I incorporate various glass, photographic, drawing, computer and printmaking techniques. I develop a narrative through imagery and pattern. My interest in graphic imagery, compositions and the everyday of our culture has greatly inspired my practice and my work has developed alongside my interest in imagery and glass.
My bronze artworks are created with a meticulous attention to detail, resulting in statues that are fusion of sculpture and jewellery. I’m fascinated by mysticism, and this informs my art. Using balance and form, I give life to my bronze figures, making them seem to float and move in a way that shouldn’t be possible for heavy, inert objects under the influence of gravity. By combining realistic visual elements with aspects of impossibility, I seek to blur the boundaries of reality.
Held first solo exhibition 1975. 1982 Founding member of Central Studios Adelaide. Over 40 solo and group exhibitions to the present. Former Head of Drawing at Adelaide Central School of Art and currently Adjunct Associate Professor Flinders University. 1984-1987 joined Air and Space Studios Berry St London. 2000, artist residency at Gunnery Studios Sydney. 2002, taught Drawing at the New York Studio School. 2011, Awarded the Arts SA Fellowship.
CJ Taylor's practice examines notions of beauty and the grotesque in an Australian vernacular. He creates snapshots of a future embedded in the past, grounded in science and the arts, in proof and in theory, in fact and in fiction. Exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the National Portrait Gallery's Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, the Eighth Biennial CCP Documentary Photography Award, FurtureGen at FotoFreo, Hatched and the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China.
Australian emerging artist Claire Foord celebrates in her work occurrences of transformation in a style which is unpredictable, liberated and exposed. Awards and grants have enabled Claire to exhibit her artwork abroad. For the past 12 months, while based in Montreal, her work was selected for international exhibitions including galleries in California and Montreal, with invitations to exhibit in Germany and New York on the horizon. Her career has seen her as curator, exhibitor and instigator from group and solo shows to live art murals and community art involvement.