A few of the people who help make my life so rich
Rhett Brewer Rhett and I grew up together in Georges Hall, what was then one of Sydney's Western Suburbs; Rhett was one of the 14x artists in the exhibition Suburban Noir which showed late in 2013 at the Museum of Sydney
Pierre Cavalan extraordinary jewellery often using found object, now working on very large pieces, sitting somewhere between collage and bas-relief sculpture.
Paul Gilsenan is the Duckman. Pauly was a longtime resident of Hibernian and very much a part of the Knot Gallery crew
Di Holdsworth is an accomplished artist working with mechanised found object, creating intricate dioramas. She is represented in Sydney by Stella Downer Gallery and is also Rhett Brewer's life partner.
Garth Knight intricately detailed digital artwork based around fetish, jewellery and sometimes stained glass
Daniel O'Toole AKA ears, talented musician, producer [Free the Beats] and visual artist and prolific street artist, occasionally doing brilliant collab work with Max Berry. Late in 2016 Dan left Australia for the wider world.
Owen Thompson is a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute, a very exclusive and prestigious group of artists. Living in the Blue Mountains, Owen's work often features mountain bushland and wildflowers. We met years ago when both teaching at The Cottage in Mosman and have remained friends ever since.
Julie Vulcan investigating the intimacy of the everyday, the power and the symbolism of the ordinary
Ana Wojak some of the most intense performance work I have experienced; also a beautiful painter and object maker; pieces possessing such depth and poignancy they will at times take your breath away
Kid Zoom such dark imagery from such a nice young man; brilliant tonalist, now resident in the USA
Old Man Crow Blues and Roots singer Rod Morgan has been performing around Sydney for 40 years, "his heartfelt lyrics seasoned with wry observations of life in Sydney's Inner West"
The Preatures Making waves all round Sydney and now the world! the current lease-holders in 104, The Preatures are a great bunch of people and very talented
Cam McGuiness, who flips between Hibernian House and Indonesia, is the wizard behind the scenes of this website. Also a very fine musician, but his group Entropic doesn't get out much anymore.
The Frequency Lab a collective pretty much run by Monk Fly and including Johnny Faith, Semper Fi and Uncle Ho, established in the days of Knot Gallery in Hibernian [2002 - 2005], now resident at 107 Projects in Redfern Street.
Underlapper some of the members spent some of the time at Hibernian: they made wonderful sounds but don't get together much anymore
Veren Grigorov wonderful violinist who I met busking a few years ago in the Eddy Ave tunnel at Central. I pass that way often and whenever Veren shows up its a treat worth stopping for and paying attention; he's amazing!
And Other Extremely Talented Creatives
Ben Dixon here's another multi-talented fella: a brilliant electronic musician, this is his jewellery website
Matt McCosker is another former denizen of Hibernian House and frequent participant in 107 Projects, Redfern St Redfern
Raphael Mhashilkar a beautiful designer of jewellery and objects with a passion for reinvigorating vintage and antique pieces
Robert Knapman is a talented photographer with a keen eye for that magical moment. Living between Sydney and Adelaide, his work is often published in Evolution Media publications as he tends to specialise in documenting the LGBTQ community. This is his professional Facebook page.
Mo Orkascevski has a terrific partnership with Rod Morgan, together for over 20yrs; Mo & Rod published an illustrated book "Cooking with Cats" in 2012 (available on issuu ), also an Illuminated Book of Cats ; they recently launched The Complete Works of Old Man Crow at Artsite Gallery in Camperdown as part of the 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival
Rully Zacharia quirky visuals and sound pieces; love his stuff. In May 2014 Rully staged his first solo show in 10 years, Broken Stopwatch at Chrissie Cotter Gallery
Nic Nieuwoudt excellent photographer/designer; Nic was one of the 6x artists in the Global Gallery, Paddington exhibition Samjjana, for which I made Circus Chaos and Sweet Innocence, in Oct 2008. MaryJane Leahy launched her first CD of guitar compositions at that exhibition.
Yiorgos Zafiriou a fascinating man, difficult to categorise; there is sometimes an object component to his performance work. His own body is a major site for his artwork- and now we're neighbours!