ABOUT THE ARTISTS
FLOCK is a monthly forum for WA’s independent and freelance artists to share practice and conversation with each other. It is by artists, and for artists. At each FLOCK event one local WA independent artist leads a creative workshop then another facilitates a discussion. FLOCK is funded and hosted by a different arts organisation each month. It is a space to share, learn, reflect, connect and celebrate the independent arts community.
FLOCK was founded by Alex Desebrock, Daisy Sanders and Elizabeth Pedler in 2018.
Janet Carter completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Edith Cowan University in 2008, followed by Honours in Contemporary Arts in 2010. Carter’s practice embraces a range of practices and forms, including drawing, sculpture, performance, new media and installations. Since her involvement the Proximity Festival in 2012, she has been focused on creating collaborative, non-gallery based, transient participatory works that are concerned with building resilience in an increasingly precarious world. Her current work is concerned with unravelling conceptions around gender, sexuality, desire and embodied identity, with regard to how they impact vulnerable minorities.
Patrick Gunasekera is a disabled Sinhala interdisciplinary artist working across writing, visual media, performance, facilitation and advocacy. For the last two years he has researched and critiqued social sites of power and the conditions of whiteness within the arts to disrupt systemic oppression in institutional and social contexts of Australia, and at present his practice is focused on building survivor led methodologies of justice work. His work has appeared in Australian Poetry Journal, Digital Writers Festival 2018, Perth Festival 2020 Literature & Ideas weekend, the upcoming Black Inc. anthology “Growing Up Disabled in Australia”, and he has also presented on intersectionality at WAAMH Mental Health Conference 2019 and New Economy Network Australia Conference 2019.
Image courtesy of FLOCK