Southlands Breakthrough Award: Open Studio

Launching 3 x new works in progress from early career artists

Thanks to the generous support of Southlands, in 2018 Penrith Performing & Visual Arts offered three $5000 Breakthrough Awards to Early Career Artists from Western Sydney. The Open Studio is a chance to see a little of how their works have been developing. The 2018 Southlands Breakthrough artists are; Monikka Eliah mentored by Wesley Enoch, Amala Groom mentored by Salote Tawale and Krystie Steve mentored by Paul Mac.

The Southlands Breakthrough – Open Studio will include:

  • An extract from the first draft of Monikka Eliah’s new play, The Garage Sale – a  comedy centered on an Assyrian family living in the Western Sydney suburb of Fairfield trying to prepare for a garage sale.
  • A presentation from Amala Groom. Amala is a Wiradjuri conceptual artist whose practice, as the performance of her cultural sovereignty, is informed and driven by First Nations epistemologies, ontologies and methodologies.
  • A performance from Krystie Steve from her new EP entitled ME. ME celebrates diversity and the importance of remaining true to who you really are.

Afterwards there’ll be the opportunity to chat directly to the artists and hear how their projects have grown through the support of the Southlands Breakthrough Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Friday, Jul 27 2018 7:00pm

Thanks to the generous support of Southlands, in 2018 Penrith Performing & Visual Arts offered three $5000 Breakthrough Awards to Early Career Artists from Western Sydney. The Open Studio is a chance to see a little of how their works have been developing. The 2018 Southlands Breakthrough artists are; Monikka Eliah mentored by Wesley Enoch, Amala Groom mentored by Salote Tawale and Krystie Steve mentored by Paul Mac.

The Southlands Breakthrough – Open Studio will include:

  • An extract from the first draft of Monikka Eliah’s new play, The Garage Sale – a  comedy centered on an Assyrian family living in the Western Sydney suburb of Fairfield trying to prepare for a garage sale.
  • A presentation from Amala Groom. Amala is a Wiradjuri conceptual artist whose practice, as the performance of her cultural sovereignty, is informed and driven by First Nations epistemologies, ontologies and methodologies.
  • A performance from Krystie Steve from her new EP entitled ME. ME celebrates diversity and the importance of remaining true to who you really are.

Afterwards there’ll be the opportunity to chat directly to the artists and hear how their projects have grown through the support of the Southlands Breakthrough Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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