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Amber Cronin

Amber Cronin is an Australian creative producer and maker with an interest in audience focused creative direction. She works across performance, dance and the visual arts with a particular interest in interdisciplinary projects and site-specific, publicly-engaged practices. Amber is also the co-founder and previous co-director of The Mill Adelaide.  

A respected voice within the local/national and international arts industry, she regularly consults with government on cultural immersion within existing frameworks. 

Amber Cronin underwent a JUMP mentorship in 2013 with Jeff Khan (Performance Space) which was formative in her development as a producer, she was also mentored by Hannah Mathews (ACCA) in programming immersive visual arts in the development of her work 'Pantheon' 2013 (The Mill), an interactive multi-disciplinary event which was a platform for the creation and performance of nine new works within one event. New works produced for ‘Pantheon’ have gone onto second developments and programmed into festivals. Her recently produced work 'ATLAS' 2015 (The Mill) bought together an immersive dome cinema and soundscape.  Amber had a background in music management and bookings before she started working in theatre, dance and visual arts and this shows through the multi-disciplinary nature of her work.

Amber’s previous role as co-director of The Mill has given her a broad knowledge of arts practice. Amber has developed innovative programs and events The Mill’s physical space and NFP arm of the company, she developed the companies public programs and artist development opportunities while managing the arts space and curating the gallery program, alongside  co-founder Erin Fowler, developing a sustainable and successful business model. 

Amber is a qualified yoga teacher and this informs her love of facilitation, physical awareness and self-inquiry.

Amber has a strong understanding of the creative process, working with artists in the development stages of creating new work. She has also produced and managed independent projects and events in a range of venues and across a variety of mediums including visual art, dance, film, and live art.

Amber has a strong interest in audience engagement, immersive and interactive work.

Email Amber
www.ambercronin.com

 

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Bottles / Yeah Dope

Life ain't pretty. 

Apprentice at XO L'Avant.

Contact: yeahdope@gmail.com

 

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Che Chorley

Che Chorley is an award winning photographer with a passion and affinity for the ocean. Che is blessed to be in a position in which he can pursue such an accidental art-form, taking photography seriously, but not necessarily expecting serious results. Photography has been a natural accompaniment to his travels and he continues to strive to convey the beauty and uniqueness that surfing, adventure and travel allow. Che studied photography at the Centre for Creative Photography in Adelaide, and currently has a studio at The Mill, Angas St, Adelaide. Che has worked throughout Australia and internationally and continues to work commercially for a variety clients when he's not bobbing about in the ocean. 

Che is available for commercial, editorial and commissioned work.

www.chechorley.com

che@chechorley.com

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Dave Court

Dave Court is an Adelaide based multi-disciplinary artist. He is a painter, art director, designer and photographer. After graduating with Visual Arts honours specialising in painting in 2013, he was one of the crew behind award winning immersive art project Mr IST and has been involved in a range of undertakings since. Major projects include running ethical clothing brand foolsandtrolls, retail store / art space Created Range and working as creative/art director of Yewth Magazine as well as ongoing freelance work and art practice.

http://davecourt.art/ 

https://www.instagram.com/dave.court/ 

https://www.facebook.com/dave.court.art/ 

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David Musch / Mapped Design

David Musch / Mapped Design

Interactive and immersive visual installations & designs

Light / Projection / Physical / Virtual

Web: mapped.design
Mail: David@mapped.design
Social: @mappeddesign

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Erin Fowler

Erin Fowler is an Australian artist working across the dance, music, film and theatre industries. Her work invites audiences to consider the world through a different lens to more deeply connect with each other, our planet and ourselves. 

She is artistically motivated by a deep love and respect for the natural world and a desire to protect our planet for future generations. 

Erin’s choreographic work includes Epoch (2016) created on Australian Dance Theatre for their Ignition season, The Ten Thousand Things (2016) created on the 2nd year Adelaide College of the Arts students, Bird Calls (2015), an immersive solo work commissioned by Open Space, Femme (2015) a solo work developed as part of The Mill’s Choreographic Futures Dance Residency, and the dance film, Gaia (2014), which has currently screened in over 23 film festivals around the world. Her performance work includes seasons with BalletLab and Patch Theatre Company. She also has an ongoing relationship with Swedish dance collective ilDance, co-directed by Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer, who visit Australia regularly. Erin has also been engaged as a choreographer/dancer for a number of Australian music film clips. She was recently awarded the 2017 Channel 9 Arts & Fashion Young Achiever Award as well as the overall SA Young Achiever award for her work in the arts. // www.gaiadancefilm.com

Erin is the Co-Founder and previous Director of The Mill, a creative hub for Adelaide’s local artists from all disciplines. The Mill provides artist spaces and an internationally curated program that is focused on the creation and continuous evolution of Adelaide based arts and artistic culture // www.themilladelaide.com

Erin is also a member of the band Sitara, where she plays guitar and sings. Sitara recently released their debut full-length visual album Alchemy; a cinematic journey imploding with sensual drama. Musically produced by Kiah Gossner and visually crafted by Repeater Productions (Director: Morgan Wright & Cinematographer: Ella Kroning) 8 videos for 8 songs were woven together to create a captivating 40 minute film alongside the music // www.sitaramusic.com.au

 

Erin regularly travels to Wudang Mountain in China where she studies KungFu, Tai Chi and QiGong practices. These experiences had a strong influence on her creative practice and also led her to co-develop the Movement is my Medicine Festival, which promotes movement culture and practices. She is also a certified Qoya teacher. Qoya is a movement practice for women incorporating the wisdom of yoga, the wildness of dance and the freedom of sensual movement. // www.katinasacredarts.com

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Hey Reflect'o

Hey Reflect’o was created out of sheer desperation to wear something visible on my bicycle other than the workman vest to be seen by motorists. I was rolling up to trendy bars in an awesome outfit underneath a workmans vest appearing like a Tradie (workman). Not Good. I set out to design high visibility reflective vests that not only compliment outfits but also make you feel great because they are really really cool. And here we have it...

"Hey Reflect’o cycling gear is fashionable, breathable, durable and eye-catching. Adorned with Funky Reflect’o and fluro geometric patterns these vests make you stand out day and night. It’s high visibility meets high fashion."

www.heyreflecto.com.au

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Jelena Vujnovic

Fascinated by natural and artificial structures, Jelena sees the building blocks of our bodies and our urban environment as the scaffolding on which we construct our lives. Focused on an uninterrupted and organic development of her work, she is constantly playing and experimenting with new materials and forms.

An illustrator and painter, Jelena has exhibited at - among others - Nexus Arts and Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, and as part of Port Adelaide's Wonderwalls project.

www.facebook.com/JelenaVujnovicArt

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John Blines

My practice can be divided into three interrelated activities: research, arts-in-health and the production of work.  These activities converge on a central focus of identity, both internal and external.  I am interested in the complexity of self and, in particular, via the added complication of illness, the changed self; change that is pervasive and indelible.

Research is the most vital aspect and governs my practice.  Procedurally, my work is informed by the rhizomatic collecting and schematising of information as a means of organising, analysing and archiving data.  Science and, in particular, biological and cognitive science, dominates my research, however, it is sited within a broader cultural and political context.  Currently, my main research project is the relationship between epigenetics, psychology and cancer.  The production of work can also be elemental research; materiality (or immateriality) of my work is fundamental and often involves experimental material processes.

A cancer infusion suite, a facility to administer patient cancer treatments, is a unique place.  It is impossible to verbalise that uniqueness: it simply needs to be experienced.  As an artist, to be welcomed into, and to share in the experience of, this special place is a privilege...  Arts-in-Health is where I find value in art: value not designated by a dollar sign, but by an exchange of humanity.

The production of work is subordinate to research and almost incidental within my practice.  For me, art is manifest in the research phase and realised in a moment of human interaction: an enduring ‘art-object’ is superfluous and, indeed, overproduction contradicts my commitment to a sustainable practice.

I frequently employ process methodologies that embrace chance outcomes to produce work.  A significant objective of this approach is fostering the ability of the mind to 'slip into neutral’: it is about 'not thinking - just doing'; finding respite for the mind.  It can also be about the activity of work.  I value materials that have the propensity for change and are ephemeral in nature.  They are impermanent and, as such, the work can only ever be temporary.

 

www.johnblinesart.com

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Kate O'Callaghan

Kate O’Callaghan graduated with Honours from the National Art School in 2004 majoring in Ceramics.

During her time at the NAS she experimented developing large scale installations, large vessel slab design, mixed media sculptures and large wheel thrown vessels. Kate won the graduate prize for her unique vessel designs encompassed drawing, painting and burnishing clay. 

Post-graduation, Kate was an invited artist to participate in several exhibitions in Sydney. Then embarked on a trip to South Korea where she explored the Korean practice of ceramics and wrote several articles and was published in The Journal of Australian Ceramics.

Today Kate is the Founder and Director of Artful, a company focused on teaching the benefits of clay to people of all ages. Artful currently provides workshop experiences to many local councils, schools and groups along with individual tuition. 

At the Mill, Kate brings her knowledge and resources as a ceramist with workshops and ‘kiln for hire’ for internal and external artists. 

You can contact directly Kate via email or visit the Artful website

Anything that can be imagined can be made – lets begin! 

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Kirsty Martinsen

Kirsty is a painter with a BA in Visual Art from Uni SA and a Diploma of Painting and Drawing from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, where she studied on a scholarship from Arts SA (2000-2003). Kirsty's work revolves around the human form where she is an accomplished practicing artist and Life Drawing Teacher. 

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Louise Flaherty

Louise is an artist and arts worker based in Adelaide. She studied Visual Arts at the South Australian School of Art, receiving first class Honours. She was a Founding Director of Downtown Arts Space, and has worked at the South Australian School of Art and as the Arts Program Manager at Barkly Regional Arts in the Northern Territory. She has exhibited at Light Square Gallery, Adelaide Central Gallery, Artroom5 and Murray Bridge Regional Gallery and ran community workshops at the Woodville library. Louise recently undertook a mentorship with artist Laura Wills, focussing on community engagement and participatory practice. She has an upcoming residency at  Sauerbier House.

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Matea Gluscevic Handmade

Matea Gluscevic Handmade is an ethical, sustainable and environmentally conscious handmade leather footwear and accessories label. Recycled and low impact materials such as cork, kangaroo leather, veg tan leather and recycled rubber are used. 

All Matea Gluscevic Handmade footwear and accessories are designed and handmade by Matea Gluscevic in Adelaide, Australia.

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Matea (aka Aptitude Boreddd) is a qualified shoemaker, having completed a Cert IV in Custom Made Footwear in 2011 and a Bachelor of Visual Art Specialising in Sculpture and Installation in 2013. She also studied a year of Product Design, subjects in Dental Technology and 3D Game Character Design.

Experience in these areas has informed Matea's attitudes toward aesthetics, materiality, construction and functionality, and thus influenced the direction of Matea Gluscevic Handmade.

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Nadika

Built on a foundation of intuitive art, Nadika is a celebration of ethnic adornment and femininity, simultaneously delicate and bold. 
Playful colours and shapes interact with each other, reminiscent of multicultural tapestries and the intricate patterns of the natural world. 

Nadika is a range of wares designed by Adelaide artist Nadia Suartika which includes jewellery and embroidery pieces. Nadia sources recycled clothing, often made from linen or silk to apply her embroidery by-hand. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind. Nadia is inspired by her Balinese-European heritage and her family of creatives. Nadia is a tattooist at XO L’avant where she specialises in hand-poked pieces recognisable for their delicate line work and symmetry.

www.nadika.net

 

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Perhaps Hand

Run by Sally and Isla Francis, Perhaps Hand is a store that promotes sustainable living through the sale of recycled and handmade goods including clothing, books, jewellery, artworks, skin care and homeware products.

Perhaps Hand makes it easy for you to buy responsibly with the health of our future in mind. Feel good about purchasing with 5% of sales donated to Conservation SA.

The store is located adjacent to The Mill’s central Exhibition Space, which hosts an ongoing artist residency program, other creative industry offices and and retail outlets.

Visit our website for more info.

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Peter Fong

I am a freelance illustrator who specialises in pen work and highly detailed illustrations. Passionate about the process and the dying art of craftsmanship, always preferring the handmade approach to doing things, I am proficient in using traditional tools, nibs and ink being a favourite. My skills in calligraphy and lettering have naturally evolved through using these tools and I try to incorporate this into my illustrations. I am engrossed with the process of simple mark making to create detailed illustrations, how the correct placement of lines and dots combined together can convey an image.

I enjoy the journey of exploration and finding things so I try to incorporate this element into my illustrations.

Current inspiration I draw from most are botanical and scientific illustrations found in old books and journals and cartography maps.

 

www.peter-fong.com

Robyn Wood

Robyn Wood designs furniture and household objects that are inspired by the Australian landscape and lifestyle. Created from locally sourced timber and natural materials, Wood works closely with local artisans and manufacturers through every stage of development. The results of this process are evident; effortlessly functional objects that radiate lightness and warmth making each piece eminently liveable and lovable.

Established in 2013, Robyn Wood Studio produces modern Australian handcrafted furniture and unique objects of the highest quality for residential and commercial interiors. The studio takes both private and commercial commissions and Wood’s range of limited edition objects have been seen at Adelaide’s Bowerbird Design Market and The Big Design Market in Melbourne.

www.robynwood.com.au 

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Sound Studio

The new music production studio at The Mill is home to a local musicians, audio engineers and producers Michael Carver, Emily Bettison, Bethan Maddison and Simon Kither. Between them, the group work on recording, mixing and mastering projects for bands and musicians; pop music production with local and interstate artists; music composition for film; and is also HQ for initiative Girls in the Mix. 

For more info contact carversoundstudio@gmail.com or emily@girlsinthemix.com

Tanis Blines

Tanis Blines is an Adelaide-based silver jewellery and object maker.  Trained at the JamFactory, Tanis adopts various processes, including lost wax casting, to produce her (mainly) tactile-focused pieces.

A long-time member of The Mill Family, Tanis has shared a studio with her artist husband, John Blines, since July 2013.

needsmoredragonsau@outlook.com

https://www.facebook.com/needsmoredragons.13

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Tom Borgas

Tom Borgas is an emerging artist working from a sculptural foundation across multiple platforms including gallery and project work, public sculpture, festival interventions and performance. Developed through an oscillation between digital and analogue processes his work is an investigation of the space between image and object, virtual and physical, maker and viewer.

Tom has exhibited at shows and galleries around Australia, most recently as part of the Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial. Other works have been included as part of programs at the Contemporary Arts Centre of South Australia, The Jam Factory, Artisan in Brisbane, Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, FELTspace ARI, Hatched 2013 and PICA Salon 2014. He the recipient of a number of awards and prizes including the The Helpmann Academy/Hilton Hotel emerging art commission, the Hill Smith Gallery/Helpmann Academy Friends Travel Prize and the 2015 Lismore Regional Gallery Splendour in the Grass New Art Commission. Tom’s practice has also received support through contributions from the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts South Australia, Copyright Angency, NAVA and the Helpmann Academy. 

madebytomborgas.com

instagram.com/tomborgas

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Yana Lehey

Yana Lehey is a visual artists based in South Australia. She says, "Sometimes I do cutesy mundane slice-of-life drawings. My comfort zone is ink wash and watercolour, and I have a recurring fondness for arthropods (especially mantids and spiders), as well as ducks, for some reason.

My most recent series focused on coffee paintings, and was a loose meditation on where our coffee comes from, and where it ends up/how it is interpreted."

Yoga & Co ADL

Every Friday morning, Lisa, the creator of Yoga & Co Adl, takes over The Mill's gallery and turns it into her very own yoga space.

Lisa runs her yoga sessions a little differently. She gets you down-dogging to Drake, bending and twisting to Beyonce and blissing the hell out to the likes of Bon Iver. It's yoga + sweet tunes.

First sesh is free, ya'll.

www.yogaandcoadl.com

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Ben Brooker - The Mill Writer in Residence

The Mill welcomes Ben Brooker as Writer in Residence for 2018 - 19.

Ben is a writer, editor, critic, essayist, and playwright. His work has been featured by Overland, New Matilda, New Internationalist, Australian Book Review, RealTime, The Lifted Brow, and Daily Review. Ben is a co-facilitator of Adelaide’s Quart Short literary reading salons and in 2016-17 was an inaugural Sydney Review of Books Emerging Critics Fellow.

Find out more: www.benbrooker.com

Find out more abbot The Mill’s Writer in Residence program here.

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The Mill Alumni - The Adelaide Floristry School

The Adelaide Floristry Flower School is one of only a handful of professional flower schools in Adelaide and leads the way with interesting and relevant courses. Vanessa is highly qualified and has designed for 20 years. 

Choose from one of the school's many and varied day courses or create your own to suit your individual needs.

The beginner’s courses are held at the Mill on Tuesday nights 6pm-8pm You’ll find expert tuition, fabulous floral, lovely surroundings, easy parking and a warm, encouraging and friendly welcome. There is no experience required just the love of flowers.

Our aim is to provide you with exactly the training you require in a cost effective and targeted manner. We also offer ongoing mentoring and business support.

Find out more or email Vanessa.

The Mill Alumni - Agata Rybicka

Visual Experimenter & Experience Designer.

Book Designer, Typography and InDesign Geek since 2008. 
Early Polyphony singer since 1995.

agatarybicka.com
@raga_design
https://www.linkedin.com/in/agatarybicka/ 

Aimee Knight

The Mill Alumni - Aimee Knight (Writer in Residence 2017-18)

Aimee writes cultural criticism and creative non-fiction. Her words appear on and in The Big Issue, Little White Lies, Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Daily Life, Broadly and more.

In 2015 she was a Writer in Residence at SA Writers Centre. The following year, she was selected for Critics Campus at Melbourne International Film Festival. She’s set to appear as an artist at National Young Writers Festival in October 2017.

Aimee is a poptimist who digs gender equality, sexual diversity and good mental health. Dancing on stage with Bruce Springsteen didn’t cure her anxiety, but it sure did help.

Read her work here.

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The Mill Alumni - Alex Bishop-Thorpe

My name is Alex, I'm a South Australian Photographic Artist and I like to make things. The focus of my practice for the last few years has been the photograph as a physical object and prop of performance, and to this end my work embraces a range of experimental and antiquarian photographic techniques and materials as well as interdisciplinary projects. I'm interested in how the photograph distorts and expands our lived experience of the world, both in it's making and viewing. 
I am also one of the co-founders of The Analogue Laboratory, a photographic facility and Darkroom here in Adelade that works with artists, conservators, researchers and members of the public.
 

www.alexbishopthorpe.com

 

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The Mill Alumni - The Analogue Laboratory

The Analogue Laboratory is a new independent, artist run photographic facility in Adelaide, South Australia, specialising in traditional and experimental techniques. In the heart of the City, just a short walk from Victoria Square, we’re here to keep the alchemy alive.
The Lab is located within The Mill Arts Hub at 154 Angas Street, Adelaide, South Australia.

The Lab runs workshops with specialist practitioners in a range of processes, from Platinum to Pinhole Cameras and everything weird in between. Usually there is absolutely No Assumed Knowledge, just bring your enthusiasm and let’s make something. Workshops are generally a full day affair and include tea, coffee, biscuits, snacks and lunch to keep you going. All equipment and materials are included in the price unless otherwise specified, and detailed technical handouts are always provided.

And when the workshop is over… we would be delighted if you would like to keep using the Lab to practice your new skill! We built the facility big enough to share, and we’re always keen to meet new people who feel as we do about alternative/ wet process photography. We keep our hire rates reasonable so you can Make More Things.

If there’s a process you’ve always wanted to learn, why not let us know?

Founder Profiles:

Alex Bishop-Thorpe is a photographer, printmaker and general builder of things who has been working in wet process for nearly a decade. You can keep up to date with whatever Alex happens to be making at www.alexbishopthorpe.com

Aurelia Carbone is a photographic and installation artist working with optical illusions and wet process photography. She is passionate about photography in all its forms and has many years teaching experience. You can see examples of her work at www.aureliacarbone.com

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The Mill alumni - Andrew Dearman

My making practice has varied over the years, moving from sculpture to painting to photography and back again—and more recently to a hybrid art/academic research method that I find meaningful as a form of making. The construction of a conference paper is both a physical and conceptual process of gathering material, of shaping and polishing it into a particular form, which is then performed in front of strangers on the other side of the planet.

The current work involves the use of the found vernacular photograph within contemporary art. It considers such use problematic and in need of deeper theoretical consideration from positions beyond the discourse of visual art. The fields that seem to be of most use are memory studies, sociology and anthropology.

andrew.dearman768@gmail.com

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The Mill Alumni - Aurelia Carbone

Aurelia Carbone is an Australian photographic and installation artist. She constructs handmade optical illusions to create uncanny imagery using the magic of traditional photographic processes. Aurelia believes that photography has an inherent capability for truth and for deception; in her work these capabilities are employed simultaneously to describe the nebulous relationship between the real and the imagined.

In 2012 Aurelia undertook a residency as a Visiting Scholar at Parsons in New York City. In 2011 she exhibited in the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China. She has recently completed a temporary anamorphic installation at the Marino Boat Ramp commissioned by The City of Marion and is currently working on integrated artworks for a large community park redevelopment on the Hallett Cove foreshore.

Aurelia is one of the co-founders of The Analogue Laboratory, an independent photographic facility located in th Adelaide, South Australia, specialising in traditional and experimental techniques.

www.aureliacarbone.com

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The Mill Alumni - Back Porch Theatre

Back Porch is an Adelaide based independent theatre company dedicated to the development of new work using local talent.

 

E: backporchtheatre@gmail.com

FB: Back Porch Theatre

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The Mill Alumni - B. B. Shoemaker

Footwear and accessories, made by hand in south Australia. Every item is made to order in a small Studio located in Adelaide, SA. Constructed using local vegetable-tanned kangaroo leather, quality bovine leathers, Cork and Eco crepe rubber.

www.bbshoemaker.com

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The Mill Alumni - Charlotte Gregg

Charlotte Gregg is a newly established fashion designer. 

Charlotte has recently completed a Masters in Fashion and Business from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Returning home to Adelaide Charlotte is currently developing her first womenswear collection. Inspiration is drawn from the function of everyday life. All products will be designed and handmade in Adelaide. 

Charlotte has spent the past seven years involved in the fashion industry as a model, photographer assistant and designer. Previous to this Charlotte completed her Bachelor in Design Studies from The University of Adelaide. These experiences have helped shape Charlotte’s attitude towards the industry, design aesthetic and product line. 

Email the artist here.

The Mill Alumni - Eleanor Scicchitano (Writer in Residence 2017-18)

Eleanor is the Visual Arts Program Curator at Country Arts SA. In 2012 she completed a Masters in Curatorial and Museum Studies at Adelaide University and she has previously work as a co-director at FELTspace ARI and founding co-director of onesixteenth ARI. She is a Board member at ACE Open, and spent 5 weeks in Venice in 2015, working in the Australian Pavilion at the Biennale.

She maintains in independent curatorial and writing practice, and has presented exhibitions in galleries around Australia. She has published articles, reviews and essays with Artlink Magazine, Marmalade, and for a number of artists and galleries in Adelaide.

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The Mill Alumni - Fairy Gloss

Fairygloss specialises in bold bright designs for branding and illustration.

 

E: info@fairygloss.com

FB: Fairy Gloss

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The Mill Alumni - Fruzsi Kenez

Fruzsi Kenez is a painter, ceramicist and curator.

Kenez has been a practicing artist for 8 years, and has participated in over 60 exhibitions during this time. She has a BA in Visual Arts (Spec) from UniSA and a Graduate Diploma in Art History from Adelaide Uni and have tutored at UniSA for 6 years.

She opened Peanut Gallery in September of 2016, showing finely curated exhibitions featuring emerging and established local artists alongside interstate and overseas talent.

She's really into coffee, cats, and memes and long walks at the beach.

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The Mill Alumni - Haneen Martin

Haneen Martin is a printmaker and sculptor, and the owner of Zombie Queen Art & Consulting, a business aiming to help artists in any way possible – be it editing artist statements, assisting with pricing, discussing ideas and exhibiting.

 

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The Mill Alumni - Insider Foundry

Insider Guides
International Student Guides

Insider Guides equip international students with information about how to enjoy their new home, not just survive.

They are free, annual guidebooks that we produce with the help of local students for Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra. We also print three offshore guides for prospective international students looking to study in Australia. We have one for SE Asia, Middle East and the Subcontinent, one just for China (in Simplified Chinese) and one for South America.

Over 156,000 guides are printed annually, with red carpet distribution to over 300 distribution points in 27 countries.

 

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The Mill Alumni - Kale Thompson

Kale Thomspon is a sculptor and designer who's practice focuses on geometric forms and tensegrity (tension+integrity) methods in exploring designs.

The attractor which his work revolves around is "finding of novelty in old forms".

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The Mill Alumni - Kylie Maslen

Kylie Maslen is a writer and events producer from Adelaide, South Australia. Her writing is focussed on sense of place and feminism, covering topics including cultural criticism, women’s health, and her love of Australian Rules football. 

She says, "I write about things that make me happy and things that disappoint me. These are generally the same things. 

I am currently working on a collection of essays about invisible illness, and am developing a novel of auto-fiction about friendship between women."

On her blog, book-plate, over two years she wrote about what she had been reading and what she had been eating, building a body of work which explored the idea of home. 

She sends out updates of varying regularity at tinyletter.com/kyliemaslen.

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The Mill Alumni - Lillian Choo

Lilian Choo is an Adelaide based creative and a resident artist at The Mill Adelaide Studios. In 2012 she graduated with a Bachelor of Design from the University of South Australia, specialising in fashion and portrait illustration. 

 

www.lilianchoo.com

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The Mill Alumni - Mateus Nolasco

A first generation Australian, Mateus Nolasco is a Chartered Accountant and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Blank Financial Technology and a co-founder of the Insider Group, Australia’s national market leader in international student media.

Mateus spent the first half of his career at Grant Thornton Australia, where he worked across multiple divisions in the Adelaide and Sydney offices. Later, he worked side by side with local entrepreneurs from the SouthStart (formerly Majoran) and the Mill Adelaide co-working spaces. Mateus acts as a director for the Good Thnx Foundation and is an advisor to the Mill Adelaide.

Mateus enjoys working with local creatives to develop their financial literacy and increase their chances of building sustainable businesses. He is passionate about Adelaide and believes the city has a bright economic future.

 

Projects/Roles

Renew Adelaide
WiFindUs
Insider Group
Blank Financial Technology

 

 

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The Mill Alumni - Naomi Murrell

Designer and purveyor of fashion jewellery and accessories since 2009, Naomi Murrell Studios brings a little ray of sunshine to folks who cherish fine design. 

Working out of a bright studio and showroom at creative HQ, The Mill, Naomi has quietly but confidently carved out a niche in the Australian market with her eye for understated, graphic femininity.

Led by Naomi Murrell and Dave Stace, the friendly studio team are renowned for delivering good conversation alongside keepsakes for fun lovers.

Having graced the pages of many a fine mag, the likes of Frankie, Yen and Marie Claire all agree Naomi Murrell is top shelf. With a loyal flock of collectors, an impressive treasury of 50+ national stockists and a flagship store opening on Ebenezer Place in Adelaide, late November 2014, the label is winning hearts all over the place!

Driven by the impulse to capture beauty and share it with others, Naomi Murrell’s tiny finery is big on hope, happiness and simple pleasures.

 

www.naomimurrell.com

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The Mill Alumni - Peta Alannah

Adelaide based illustrator, Peta Alannah, creates depictions of the female form that are beautifully suggestive and elegant. 

Peta has exhibited her work in various Adelaide group exhibitoins and held her first solo exhibition at The Mill in 2015. She is currently the Manager of Distribution + Logistics at Naomi Murrel.

 

E: peta.alannah@gmail.com 

The Mill Alumni - Sam Williams

Samuel Williams is the 2016 Australian Cultural John Monash Scholar, studying the representation of sexual and gender diversity in young adult literature at Queens’ College, Cambridge, from October. When in Australia and not wearing a mortarboard, he’s a freelance writer, editor and French-to-English translator. His short stories and poems have appeared in a handful of local publications, including Voiceworks, and his playwriting has been performed at the Bakehouse Theatre. His recent employers have included the SA Writers Centre, Scotch College Adelaide and ActNow Theatre. He is currently developing a new Australian musical with composer Josh Belperio and the help of a Carclew P&D grant. He’s not allowed to tell you what it is yet, but watch this space.

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The Mill Alumni - Sarie Tardif

I'm an Adelaide based graphic artist and a founding member of local design and architecture collective Fascination Street.        

       
Colours and shapes I see in my local landscape are my main inspiration, and I enjoy working with most mediums, from watercolour to digital art. 

If you would like more information, please contact me:      

e: hello@sarieart.com

in: @sarietardif

w: www.sarieart.com

The Mill Alumni - Saskia Scott

Saskia Scott is an emerging artist and curator based in Adelaide, South Australia. While she trained formally as a ceramicist, her work spans a number of media and genres, from conceptually-grounded sculptural works to functional homewares and artisanal design. She has undertaken residencies at Format Systems and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Her most recent work, Fragments, explores grief, embodiment, and catharsis through the deceptively simple lens of black porcelain. In her curatorial practice, Saskia is the Gallery Coordinator for the Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation. She has previously interned with the Flinders University Art Museum, Format, Tanzania, and the SASA Gallery. 

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@saskia_scott

The Mill Alumni - Weft


Weft; A high-end soft furnishings & textile studio focused on sourcing natural and sustainable fabrics. 


Fabrics are hand dyed with native botanical dyes within indigenous communities to create a range of soft furnishings and home wares, manufactured in Australia. 


Weft Studios aims to consciously combine both aesthetics and ethics to create a product that encompasses 100% fair trade practices.
 

The Mill Alumni - Wholegrain Studio

Wholegrain Studio is an Adelaide-based design practice with a passion for creating objects that have a story to tell. The studio has a strong belief in using recycled product and the ‘perfectly imperfect’, to create custom pieces that create and share a memory. We take commissions and retail a range of unique products made to order by request.

www.wholegrainstudio.com.au

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The Mill Alumni - Zombie Queen

Zombie Queen does two main things, selling art and helping emerging artists find their way in the art world. ZQ is about the labour of love, working endlessly to achieve extraordinary goals. 

Being an emerging artist is tricky. Not only do you devote all your time to your art, but then you're expected to understand how to put an exhibition together, price your work, write an artist statement that makes sense and promote yourself. ZQ is here to help, drop me an email to arrange a time for a chat.

If you are interested in selling your work, please send examples of your work and a bit about yourself to haneen.martin@gmail.com

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