Artists

alison taylorAlison Taylor - Creative Director, Green Expectations Project

Alison Taylor has a background in the arts, community development and environmental sustainability.  Alison has studied Ceramic Design and has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters in Social Science, majoring in Environment and Planning.   She has worked in a range of community organisations and local governments and now runs a sustainability consultancy specialising in working with communities towards a sustainable future.  Through her years of experience, Alison has developed a belief in the power of communities to create social change and her work with the Green Expectations Project has given her the opportunity to work with the community of Latrobe City to reflect and envision a new future given the global need to reduce greenhouse emissions.

Alison Taylor can be contacted at www.talltree.net.au

Stefanie Robinson - Lead Artist

stephanie robinsonStefanie Robinson is a director of community art events, an artist, puppeteer and performer.

A committed community artist, Stefanie strives to create inclusive, creative and professional events including installations, parades and outdoor performances, and she has been integral to the success of numerous community arts activities during her career.

She has been a core team member with Neil Cameron Productions (Qld), Burning Sensations (Vic) and LightnUp Inc (NSW), and has also worked independently on numerous projects in Australia and New Zealand.
Stefanie is thrilled to be working with the community of Latrobe City in creating a winter installation event and a spring street parade for The Grid project.

shaun gardnerShaun Gardner - Sculptor

Shaun Gardner has been working as a professional artist for 8 years – his former life being that of a computer technician. Having graduated at Monash Gippsland and currently living in Morwell, his talents are as diverse as the local region's needs.

Whether performing on stilts, working with children, writing songs or making large scale sculpture, his art is driven by creative impulse and expressed in whatever medium is most appropriate.

Being car-free and 100% solar at home, the values of this project fit well with his own and he is delighted to be contributing to a project involving art and a healthy green sensibility.

 

shaun gardnerKathy McCormick

Kathy McCormick has worked as an artist in community projects in Australia and Scotland for over seven years. Illuminated sculptures, shadow installations, costume design and digital storytelling are a few of the mediums Kathy uses to create a playful, magical atmosphere in which the critical issues of our time can be approached with hope and imagination. At the heart of many of her works is the desire for dialogue between different perspectives and the urge to celebrate our collective heritage and connection to land.

Kathy recently completed a degree in Community Cultural Development at VCA and is currently the director of the annual Moon Lantern Festival in Richmond, Melbourne.