After taking a break to pursue her postgraduate studies in counselling and therapeutic art practice, Brea MacKenzie has returned to marking art. She revisits the healing values it presents for both herself as an artist and the viewer. Brea’s art draws on her personal experiences of living with chronic pain and illness throughout her life, using her work to advocate for herself and others like her. An illustrator by heart, she also combines her studies in painting and the human form from her Bachelor of Fine Art to generate autobiographical works on lived experience.
Lara Chamas is a first-generation Lebanese Australian artist based in Melbourne. Her practise investigates sub topics of postcolonial and migrant narratives, specifically within the context of her cultural identity, using both humorous and poetic notions. Currently completing her Master’s by research in Fine Art at Monash University, through the use of narrative and experience documentation, storytelling, transgenerational trauma and memory, myth and mysticism; her research intends to explore links and meeting points between narrative theory, cultural practice, current political and societal tensions, and the body as a political vessel.
Julian Cobb received his bachelor of Fine Art from Monash university in 2015 and has gone on to study a Masters of Arts Management, with a focus on Curation, at RMIT university. In both his artistic and curatorial practices Julian hopes to explore and dissect the human condition; analysing what makes us tick, from our dreams and aspirations, to our anguish and fears. With a particular focus on moulding and casting, Julian remixes the world around him to materialise thoughts, feelings and experiences with the intention of eliciting emotional and thought-provoking responses from audiences of all kinds.