Aboriginal Australian Actress
Kylie Bracknell (formerly Kylie Farmer) [Kaarljilba Kaardn] is an Aboriginal Australian actress, voice-over artist, TV presenter, writer and theatre director from the south west of Western Australia – the Nyungar nation. As an actress, Kylie has appeared in television programs such as The Gods Of Wheat Street (ABC) and Redfern Now(ABC), films including Ace Of Spades, and theatre productions The Caucasian Chalk Circle and The Sapphires. Kylie also translated selected Shakespearean sonnets into the Nyungar language for a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe in London as part of their ‘Globe to Globe’ festival (2012). She returns to the stage at Sydney Theatre Company this year, performing in their upcoming production of Black is the New White.
DR TARSHA FINNEY
Senior lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Tarsha Finney is an architectural urbanist and educator. She is senior lecturer in the School of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney, and visiting professor at the Royal College of Art, London. Her research work focuses on several areas: housing, domesticity and questions of density and centralisation in the city with reference to notions of disciplinary autonomy and change in architecture. Her doctoral work looked at the multi-scalar role of large housing projects in the transformation of mid-century New York. Tarsha speaks regularly in Australia on radio and television, and she writes for the general press about the issues of housing and contemporary urban transformation. She is currently putting together a publication that looks at the conditions for experimentation in housing transformation.
Sophie Howarth crosses an observational documentary style of photography with art. ‘I like the way I can use photography to tell a story. The feeling that was infused in the picture at the moment it was taken, embellishes the story. This is the art of photography for me’. Sophie has specialised in Music Photography and has had the opportunity to photograph some of the world’s most important musicians, festival and tours. Her book ‘Peace Love and Brown Rice A Photographic History of the Big Day Out’ published of her time on the road with the event, as official photographer, has sold over 8,000 copies. She is currently in pre production for her book ‘Soaring The Golden Eagle Festival of Mongolia’ which is a study of reverie experienced in the festival environment.