Meg Wilson is an Adelaide-based interdisciplinary artist who works predominantly with large-scale and often site-specific installation and performance. She aims to provoke imposed perplexity, uneasiness and a sense of drama in the everyday.
As Designer, Meg has worked with Vitalstatistix, Foul Play, Carclew, No Strings Attached, Act Now and Restless Dance, collaborating with artists such as Mish Grigor, Willoh S.Weiland, Halcyon Macleod, Gaelle Mellis, Emma Beech, Yasmin Gurreeboo, Geoff Cobham and Michelle Ryan. Throughout 2016 Meg was Lead Artist intern with experimental theatremakers, THE RABBLE. Meg recently premiered new work SQUASH! with Arts House during the Festival of Live Art (FOLA), and in 2018 will debut in design roles with State Theatre Company South Australia and Windmill Theatre Co.
Meg has exhibited independently with Contemporary Art Centre SA (CACSA, 2018), BLINDSIDE, VIC; Constance ARI, TAS; and Nexus Arts and FELTspace (SA) and has created public projects for FELTspace (SA) and OSCA (SA). Meg was a finalist in the 2018 Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize with her work, Team Trampoline, which she performed at No Vacancy QV Gallery (VIC). In 2018, she will be resident artist with Urban Theatre Projects (NSW) to hand-weave trampolines for a production during Right Here. Right Now.
Ian is an artist specialising in music composition and sound design for theatre, dance, film and radio. He has performed around Australia and internationally, including New York, London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Wellington, Calgary and Vancouver.
He has worked with numerous companies, including Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, State Theatre Company South Australia, New Working Group, Back to Back Theatre, Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Dee and Cornelius, Windmill Theatre Co, Barking Gecko, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Patch Theatre Company, Restless Dance Theatre, Vitalstatistix, NICA, Arts Centre Melbourne, the Australian Festival for Young People, Underbelly Arts Festival, FOLA, Big West Festival, Museum Victoria, the Australian Museum and ABC Radio.
He has been nominated for two Green Room Awards for his designs for Jurassica (Red Stitch Actors Theatre in 2016) and for Looking Glass (New Working Group in 2018). He co-directed the dance film Blowfish, which was highly commended at the Dendy Awards, Sydney Film Festival and nominated Best Dance Film at the Australian Dance Awards and the Reel Dance Awards. He has also produced two original solo albums, Before Winter Sets In and Pendulum.
Muzafar Ali is a former refugee from Afghanistan currently living in Adelaide.
At the age of 19, he started working for the United Nations in Afghanistan to coordinate disarmament of local warlords, and worked as a political and human rights analyst. During his work with the UN, Muzafar was threatened by the warlords and corrupt government officials. He survived many life-threatening incidents which led to him to fleeing Afghanistan with his family.
Taking advantage of his work with the UN, Muzafar took photographs of Afghanistan’s remote valleys and people which had never been photographed by contemporary photographers before. His photos have been exhibited in Afghanistan, Korea, Australia, Canada, United States and Holland.
In Indonesia, Muzafar led other refugees to establish Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre, the refugee school in West Java. Muzafar is a co-producer and co-writer of the film, The Staging Post, which focuses on refugee life in Indonesia.
Elyas Alavi is an award winning visual artist and poet based in Adelaide, South Australia. He primarily works in the forms of painting, installation, video art and performance art.
Elyas graduated with a Master of Research (Visual Arts) from University of South Australia in 2015 and a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) in 2012. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in art spaces including Mohsen Gallery (Tehran), IFA Gallery (Kabul), Blacktown Art Centre (Sydney), Jugglers Art Space (Brisbane), SASA Gallery and Fontanelle Gallery (Adelaide).
Elyas is also an internationally renowned poet. He published three poetry books in Persian/Farsi language. First poetry book “I’m a daydreamer wolf” published in 2008 (5th edition published in 2016), in Tehran, followed by “Some Wounds” in 2012 in Kabul and “Hodood” in 2015 in Tehran.
Elyas regularly runs art and poetry workshops in schools and community centres in Adelaide.