Profiles

Adam Stone
(b.1992) is a Melbourne based artist who received his BFA (Hons) from the Victorian College of the Arts. Since graduating Adam has had numerous solo and group shows and undertaken residencies in Beijing and New York. His works explores masculinity and sports celebrity predominantly in the form of sculpture. He is currently co-director of LON, a commercial gallery in Collingwood.

Anastasia Klose
(b. 1978)
Klose's work largely comprises elements of video, performance, and installation art. She is known for her lo-fi visuals and ‘aesthetic of the pathetic’. Recent group exhibitions include Menagerie, ACCA, 2014 – 2015, Melbourne and Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, 2013. She is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne. 

Claire Harris
(b. 1982) is a Wellington, New Zealand based artist who has exhibited at Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, Artspace, Auckland and Fort Delta, Melbourne. Drawing on celebrity and fan cultures, and on the cultural fabric of her childhood, including family, Harris’ work often manifests as the fan made and/or homemade object.

Claire Lambe
(b. 1955) creates sculptures, installations and photography that often
engage with the female body to address underlying histories of sexuality, violence and social discontent, and is interested in focusing attention on artefacts and sculptures cultural and social meanings. Claire completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at Bristol College of Art in 1985, and a Master of Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London in 1995. She is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.

Dan Moynihan
(b. 1974) is Melbourne based artist whose work has a strong Australian cultural vernacular basis. He incorporates the everyday, pop culture including one-line jokes and social critique. Recent solo exhibitions include No More Lonely Nights Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, and Lost in Space Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. He is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.

David McDiarmid
(b.1952 - d.1995) was an artist, graphic designer, a prominent political activist, and pioneer of Australia’s gay liberation movement in the early 1970s. McDiarmid’s world was a mix of art, colour, fashion, music, sex, gay rights and identity politics. His work has been subject to a monographic retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2014, in addition to inclusion in significant group exhibitions internationally over the past 4 decades.

Makiko Yamamoto
(b. 1972) 
is a Melbourne based artist who utilises awkwardness to expose the vulnerabilities of the social and ideological codes in spoken language. She applies these ideas as triggers for sound-based recordings, digital video and text-based works. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Melbourne and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Berlin and Melbourne.

Natalie Thomas
(b.1967) is a Melbourne based artist and has maintained a diverse and independent practice focusing on media, authenticity and worth. She is the author of the blog Natty Solo – one woman, one camera no film and her work has been collected by Artbank, The City of Melbourne and Melbourne University.

Nick Kleindienst
(b. 1984) is an artist who received his BFA (Hons) from the Brera Academy in Milan. Nick’s work uses and shuffles forms of significance through multiple relocations or re-enactments of the source product. Eluding to the societal and the personal, his work offers a lo-fi aesthetic without ambition towards originating formal beauty. He is currently completing a Master of Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne. 

Richard Bell
(b. 1953) originates from Charleville, Queensland, and is a member of the Kamilaroi, Kooma, Jiman and Gurang Gurang communities.
Through his work he addresses continuing injustices against Aboriginal people. Based in Brisbane, Richard has held numerous solo exhibitions since 1990. His work is held in major collections in Australia and New Zealand and is internationally recognised through numerous exhibitions. He is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Robert Rooney
(b. 1937) is a Melbourne-based art critic, painter and photographer and a key proponent of Conceptual Art in Australia. His work is held in major Australian museum collections. A major retrospective, From the Homefront: Robert Rooney: Works 1953-1988 was held at Monash University Gallery in 1990. He is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.

Ruth O’Leary
(b. 1990) is a Melbourne based artist whose work combines performance, video, painting, drawing and installation to examine female identity. Ruth completed a Fine Art Honours at Monash University and has been included in numerous group exhibitions in Melbourne. She has an upcoming solo exhibition at TCB Art Inc.

Sanja Pohoki
(b. 1970) is a Croatian-born, Melbourne-based artist who utilises materials such as photography, neon, video and text to manifest her nuanced observations from everyday life, with an undercurrent of existential issues such as the nature of the self and the place of anxiety. Her work has been widely exhibited nationally including Heide Museum of Art, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, and Centre for Contemporary Photography. She is currently completing her PhD in Visual Arts, at Monash University.

Siliga David Setoga
(b. 1975) is a New Zealand based artist who through humour, provokes questions of identity, politics, religion and social issues that face Pacific people. His work has been featured in major institutions such as Te Papa Tongerewa, Wellington, The Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland and the British Museum, London.

Simon Zoric
(b. 1977) holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Victorian College of Arts and has held solo exhibitions at TCB, Melbourne and West Space, Melbourne. His practice explores
representations of humour and autobiography in contemporary art and how it is used to explore ideas of ambition, ego and the ‘self’. He is currently based in New York.

Zara Sigglekow
(b.1984) is an arts administrator,curator and art writer based in Melbourne currently working at Neon Parc gallery. She holds a Master of Arts Curatorship from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Art History from the University of Auckland.