Cj is an emerging performance maker and general creator of odd things. A multi-disciplined practitioner jumping from performance to visual arts, writing and production on a spattering of community and company theatrical works, Cj has recently shifted her main focus to producing and performing in innovative new work and founded Darwin’s Theatre of the Found Collective - an artist co-op that examines our artistic practice through experimental theatre models with an emphasis on getting art out into the world. Cj creates new, unpolished work to be seen and touched.
Room 105 formed in 2010 at Charles Darwin University, taking their name from the very practice room in which they began jamming. Since then, they have been playing regular gigs at The Happy Yess, Parap Railway Club and The Chippo with their contagious, hybrid breed of reggae, rock, blues and pop.
Although it is difficult to classify the sound of a band and label it with a specific style, Room 105 have dodged this pitfall by creating their own genre, inspired by a recent review, called Garage Reggae. Headlining local shows and opening for interstate bands such as The Rubens, The Last Dinosaurs and Fat City Strut, Room 105 have been steadily making a name for themselves in the Darwin music scene as a band that consistently gets bodies moving and people talking.
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Ward Hancock is an emerging artist based in Darwin, Australia. He has played at a number of showcases and large events and has developed a reputation for enchanting vocals, catchy melodies and heart felt lyrics. He is also the lead singer for Rambutan Jam Band.
I think I was born with a creative soul but I never really realised how much I enjoyed art and music until I was about 18 when I picked up a pencil and made a decision to actually try and draw.
I decided to enroll in a Diploma of Commercial Arts. Through this I continued to expand my mediums and taste a bit of the marketing side of arts. I have found a real love for Illustration, Graphic Design, Advertising as well as Fine Arts. I am still learning and growing but I have had the opportunity to sell my artworks at Sandy's Cafe in Casuarina and display my work in two exhibitions.
In the music side of things it kind of just took a hold of me, it is the greatest outlet I have ever experienced. I have, with this had the opportunity to perform at the Happy Yess, Darwin Hotel and the Darwin Festival.
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Angus Robson is a young Darwin-born freelancer who has spent the better part of the last 5 years toiling away in the darker corners of the theatre over lights, sound desks, ladders, prompt copies and has loved every minute of it. He has a passion for creating light and soundscapes that enhance any experience and is always up to challenge himself or try something different in his designs. He has worked with nationally renowned shows including the currently touring “Djuki Mala” as well as sold out local performances from independent theatre groups such as “Creatures of Habit.”
Angus has been performing in productions for around 7 years and is also a founding member of Top End Comedy.
Angus was one of the LAUNCH Youth Events Coordinators in 2013.