PREVIOUS RESIDENT ARTISTS


Ryan Williams

 

Ryan is an interdisciplinary recorder artist.

A passion for the recorder has lead him on a journey full of cross-artform collaboration, engaging performance and exciting improvisation.

With an endeavour to collaborate with any artform, Ryan uses his vibrancy as a stage performer to engage audiences visually and sonically.

 

“Ryan Williams . . . he’s described as the Jimi Hendrix of the recorder" Brian Wise, Off The Record, Three Triple R 102.7FM.

Recorder has lead him on a journey full of cross-artform collaboration, engaging performance and exciting improvisation.


Sophie Caligari

 

Australian photographer Sophie Caligari’s works explore themes of antiquity, memory, scientific study, human form as sculpture, and photographic theory. Known mostly for her wet plate collodion practice, Sophie’s use of meticulous composition and considered lighting design gives her subjects the governing voice in her work. Predominately exploring human and botanical subjects, Sophie’s work evokes ideas of femininity, nostalgia and fragility while transporting the observer to a place often described as ‘enigmatic and present yet wistful and sentimental’.

 

Trained by Ellie Young and Craig Tuffin, the best the Australian industry has to offer, she is currently Australia’s youngest commercial wet plate collodion photographer. While creating new alliances between cutting-edge LED studio lighting and antique processes, Sophie is bringing the practice of alternative process to the forefront of the Australian industry.


GEO / George Ironside

George Ironside / a.k.a GEO has spent most of her adult life surrounded by Urban Art. In 2004, GEO first picked up a spray can in a back alley of Brunswick, Melbourne. Since then her life has been a journey of love and admiration for street, graffiti and urban artists.

In 2008 GEO left Australia to travel Europe. She soon found that Berlin was a City rich in colour amidst a dark history.

While in Berlin, Geo founded 2 streetArt galleries between 2008 to 2013. The most known was WMSG (We Make Stuff Good) at the infamous Stattbad (Since demolished). In her time in Berlin GEO curated more than 250 exhibitions, founded 4 companies and managed countless artists from across the globe.

Since returning to Melbourne in 2013, GEO has worked as a freelance street / mural artist as well as a Disability Support Worker.  She is currently working on an installation to highlight our City's issue with accessibility.


Chris Moses

Chris can be found wandering the world somewhere, camera in hand. Shooting mostly analogue film he captures intimate street scenes across the globe.

His photographic exhibition at NOIR Koi Baat Nahi, translating to "No Worries" in Hindi, transported us to a new viewpoint from which we could stand back and see what had previously been mistook for an everyday urban landscape to be a beautiful capture of time, place and unexpected diasporic urban culture.


Matt Vito Zimmari

Matt is a film maker and analogue photographer. Residing in Melbourne, Matt explores the urban and suburban landscape with his camera capturing the often unseen side of the everyday.

He has showed his work at the CCP salon and at Gallery 550 in Richmond in the photographic group exhibition "Spectrum".


Kat Banakh

Kat is a multi-disciplanry artist exploring drawing, painting, photography, video and digital mediums.

As a resident artist at Noir in August 2017 Katie created "Momentum", an exhibition of video and light installations, and 2.4 meter hanging works which were cut up by participants at opening night, each taking home part of the artwork.