Rosina Byrne

Dean Worthington, Arts Coordinator at Mildura Senior College, Mildura. Sharing a keen interest in the Arts and Community. 
A local boy who has returned to the district after spending four years working abroad and five years living in Melbourne.

Rohan Morris, is a local Artist and Enrichment Officer at La Trobe University Mildura. Studying Visual Arts with a background in Graphic Arts. 
His work deals with contemporary issues surounding domestic objects and political issues surrounding sexuality and human rights.

Past organisers

Filomena Coppola

Filomena, like the Lady in the Unicorn tapestries, is obsessed with the senses. If her drawings could release scent - they would be a perfumers delight - not quiet smells but a cacophony of sound. And if you could lick them the slippery sensation would cover the tongue and tickle its way down your throat. But for now, she is making drawings that want to be stroked. Furry plant forms that confuse the visual and evoke the need to touch.

Filomena is currently represented by Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney and has work hanging in Australian Galleries, Melbourne. She has been included in several drawing exhibitions including JADA Drawing Award, The Robert Jacks Drawing Award, the City of Banyule Drawing Award and The Hutchins Drawing Prize, where she was awarded a Judges Selection in 2001, and she was awarded The City of Hobart Art Prize in 1994. Filomena has been the recipient of several awards and residencies including the Vermont Studio Centre Residency and Part Fellowship, Vermont, USA in 2004, Ian Potter Foundation Individual Grant in 2001, Arts Tasmania Development Grant in 1999 and the Rosamond McCulloch Scholarship to the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris in 1997. Her work is represented in collections including Artbank, Print Council of Australia, University of Tasmania, Launceston and Hobart, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, The Hutchins School, Banyule City Council and the Devonport Art Gallery.

Kate Cotching

Kate Cotching's art practice applies sculptural rules to two dimensional materials. She un-masters traditional craft techniques and much of her work exists because it has holes in it.
Kate Cotching has exhibited regularly in Artist Run Spaces and Public Galleries since graduating in 1997. Including West Space, Counihan Gallery, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Gallery 4A, 24hr Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne Art Fair, the Mildura Arts Centre, and the Murray Darling Palimpsest. She has been awarded the Australia Council Rome Residency, the Deakin's Award Travelling Scholarship to Beijing, and a residency at Gertrude Street in Melbourne. She has also been the recipient of the Siemens art prize, the Deacons Award, Pat Corrigan and the Myer Foundation. Her work can be found in collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, and various private collections. She has also contributed to a number of community arts projects in Bristol, UK.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts (painting) and a Master of Arts (fine art) from RMIT University, she is currently in her fourth year of a Social Work degree at Latrobe University.