Dan Koop is an Artist and Producer. Creatively, he makes performance works in unusual and public spaces that engage audiences to become participants. Professionally, he has worked for contemporary multi-artform venues and festivals in Australia and the UK.
At the 2012 Next Wave Festival Dan and collaborators premiered The Stream / The Boat / The Shore / The Bridge, a live public artwork along and across the Yarra River. In 2010-11 Dan’s solo work Wish We Where Here invited participants to re-connect with the people living in their own city by playing delivery boy, hand delivering messages with special instructions in Brisbane, Sydney and Launceston. From 2004-07 Dan presented works in the UK with the Live Art Development Agency, Glastonbury Festival and at Edinburgh Fringe.
In 2013 Dan was awarded an ArtStart grant by the Australia council and was selected to participate in the SITUATE art in festivals program. In 2014 he has been commissioned to present a work in Arts House’s 2014 Going Nowhere festival, with collaborator Andy Field (UK).
Dan completed a Masters of Arts (Public Space) at RMIT University in 2012. Currently, he is Producer for Theatre Works’ ENCOUNTER(S) program of intimate performances in various spaces around St Kilda. Previously, Dan has worked in Programming teams at Sydney Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse and BAC (London). Dan was an Assistant Producer for the Punchdrunk Theatre/BAC co-production of The Masque of the Red Death.
Andrew Bailey studied Design at the VCA School of Production, graduating in 2004. He has designed MTC’s productions of Beached, Happy Ending, The Golden Dragon, On the Production of Monsters (Green Room award nominated), The Joy of Text, Songs for Nobodies, Ruby Moon, and, for MTC Education, Explorations: A Streetcar Named Desire. Andrew was also Associate Set Designer on Other Desert Cities for MTC. Some of his other site specific designs include Green Room award winners The Stream / The Boat / The Shore / The Bridge (Next Wave Festival) and Southern Crossings and Pillow Talk and This is our Youth.
Lauren Clelland’s recent projects include curatorial project I Don’t Think This Is Happiness (Metro Arts, FreeRange 2012), the (non)dance work Where We Begin (Under the Radar, Brisbane Festival 2011), Pin Up Your Doodle (Donkey Wheel House & the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art) and CROSS-STITCH: No Pluto, Just Stars (Metro Arts, FreeRange 2010).
With extensive experience in Front of House Management and Production Coordination, Lauren has recently worked with Melbourne International Film Festival, Brisbane Festival, Garden of Unearthly Delights at Adelaide Fringe, MONA FOMA and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Penny Harpham is a Melbourne based actor and theatre maker. She has performed with La mama, Elbow Room, Stella Electrika, CrossDitch, The Good Room, The Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble, Backbone Youth Arts and She Said.
Her Live Art works include Y? (commissioned by the City of Yarra), VOICE (with Transmit Receive for Soundscaping, Glasgow) and Deliverance, a 240 hour durational performance piece, first enacted in 2012 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and then in Berlin at KunstHalle as part of a residency with Berlin’s prolific live art collective, KUNSTrePUBLIK.
Penny also writes and directs for independent theatre company, She Said, which she co-founded in 2006, with works including Breaking, (Melbourne Fringe 2012), Fallen (currently in development at The Abbotsford Convent) and the upcoming production of Laika and Wills (Melbourne Fringe 2013).
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama/ Journalism from the University of Queensland and is currently studying her Masters in Arts and Cultural Management at The University of Melbourne.
Georgina Humphries is a public artist who creates temporary installations for festivals both locally and internationally. Recent projects include work for The Harvest Festival, (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane 2012), Falls Festival (Lorne, VIC, 2012), Adelaide Fringe Festival (2011, SA) & Glastonbury Festival (2010, UK).
Georgina has also recently undertaken arts residencies in Germany & China, as well as receiving a number of grants and awards including the Incinerator Gallery Award, (Artecycle Exhibition, 2013), ArtStart Grant, (Australia Council, 2012) and Adelaide City Council Public Arts Grant in 2011. In 2011 Georgina completed a Masters of Arts (Public Art) at RMIT University.
Jamie Lewis is a performance artist whose work investigates the thresholds of audience engagement through the experimentation with the Live, facilitating the role of the audience member as co-creator. Conceptual, responsive and perceptive, the form of her work is determined by the nature of collaborations and provocations through the process of creation.
Her background in Theatre of the Oppressed work with Drama Box (Singapore) has taken her to the streets of Bangalore, India, youth in Singapore schools and workshops with Augusto Boal in Omaha, USA. She graduated with a B.A. (Hons.) in Theatre and Performance at LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) and completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation (Animateur) at the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne). Jamie is also one-quarter of Transparency Collective.
Max Milne is a photographic and conditions nurturing artist. He creates spaces that allow people to experience what is present for them emotionally and physically. Active in Melbourne visual art subcultures for the better part of the last decade, Max pursues collaborations between photography and other art forms, especially performance/theatre. Recently he produced and directed Shrine at End of the Line Festival 2013 and co-created and directed a poly vocal performance installation VOICE in Glasgow and Melbourne 2013.