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Sharna is an early career visual artist and arts worker based in Brisbane/Meanjin. She is completing a Doctor of Visual Art at The Queensland Collage of Art, Griffith University and is a current co-director and co-founder of IN | artist run initiative based out of The Old Lock Up in Maroochydore. Sharna was a finalist in the 2021 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award and again in 2023. Her practice works across painting and sculpture and is anchored in material experimentation. She explores themes of metamorphosis; comfort and discomfort; vulnerability and failure; memory; known and unknown; and presence and absence that speak to an intertwinement of corporeality, embodied experiences, and conceptual meaning. 


June is an artist based in Gubbi Gubbi country. Her practice investigates the interplay of light, space and perception through the use of geometric reductive works and devices that are suspended between the 2D and 3D realms. An honours graduate from National Art School in Sydney, she has co-curated and exhibited in Sydney, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. A founding co-director of interdisciplinary arts collective IN | Artist Run Initiative based at The Old Lock Up in Maroochydore, she is represented by The G Contemporary in Noosa and works full time as a graphic designer.


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Odessa Mahony-de Vries is an interdisciplinary artist working across painting and sculpture. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) with a major in painting at RMIT in 2018. Odessa's work has been exhibited at Noosa Regional Gallery, The Butter Factory Arts Centre, and QCA Webb Gallery in Brisbane. Her curatorial work includes an exhibition titled NOW at the Butter Factory Arts Centre 2023. Her artist residencies include LJ projects dance studio with Ruby Donohoe, The Old Lockup, and Testing Grounds Victoria. Odessa's studio space is open via appointment in the town centre of Nambour QLD.


Photo by Cooper Brady as part of ArtsCoast UnWritten Models program and Creative Industries Investment Program supported by Sunshine Coast Council Arts and Heritage Levy.

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Photo by Petalia Humphreys, 2023

Photo by Warwick Gow, 2023

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