Albany Yok and Sheryo
Zafir is a contemporary painter with a background in street art, based out of Perth and with a passion for large scale mural work. With a Bachelor of Fine Art from Curtin University his work employs grimey street techniques mixed with a smoother studio style painting techniques. His current work focuses on the reconstruction of past human artefacts/ cultural elements and memories as a way of preservation. He has work overseas and locally, and is currently involved with Local collectives Loser unit and Keep Up.
Andrew Frazer is a multidisciplinary artist from Bunbury, Western Australia. Inspired by stories of hope, despair, redemption, pain & forgiveness – Andrew’s narrative based art continues to draw upon these experiences that connect us all through shared stories. From public murals, illustration, hand lettering, design & arts management (Six Two Three Zero) – Andrew’s arts practice continues to expand & refine as a testament to his passion for personal growth.
Based in Perth, Western Australia, Rachelle graduated in 2013 with a BFA(Hons) from the University of Western Australia. She works from her studio in Perth’s south, and works as an Art Instructor, after teaching drawing for two years at UWA, and with Jacksons Drawing Supplies and H.U.Kendall and Co
Her works span from realistic painting to whimsical illustration. In 2013, Rachelle held her first Solo Exhibition Beauty in the Particular in Perth’s CBD. Rachelle’s artistic flair has seen her branch out to many different sectors of the art world. From painting and teaching fine arts to illustration and murals, Rachelle’s passion for the visual arts is entwined throughout her creative career and persona.
Helen Ansell has a deep sense of connection with the Australian landscape and refers to the area where she lives outside of Geraldton as her backyard. Whilst she has an affinity with the Mid-West, Helen has also travelled extensively throughout the state which is the inspiration for her paintings and textiles, illustrating her interest in the broader Western Australian environment, particularly its fauna and flora. Helen is a self-taught artist and her work has emerged outside the academy. She continues to live and work on the margins, isolated from the nexus of artistic production in the city.
Whilst residing in regional Western Australia has presented Helen with obstacles to pursuing an arts career, working with the distinct social and cultural context of the regions has allowed her space for creative experimentation Helen’s vibrant decorative paintings have an unmistakable sense of composition and colour, with meticulous brushwork and a celebratory spirit which enlivens the canvas. Helen’s choice of subject matter is an expression of the memories she imbues of living close to the land.
Maesro AKA Glenn Hegedus is a Perth born visual artist based in the Great Southern of Western Australia. His work focuses on the environment, modern social dynamics and the absurdity of perception through portraits. Drawn to definition and contrast, he uses an array of painting and stencil techniques, with often loud and limited pallets. Currently Glenn coordinates a youth arts studio in Albany, and is involved in youth community projects within the area.