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Little Orange

Photo: Nancy Trieu

Little Orange is a Campbelltown Arts Centre working studio for Western Sydney artists who identify as a person with disability, d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing and/or Disabled Creatives. The studio has been running since 2014 and fosters high quality artistic practice through the provision of materials, mentorships, business training and access to industry professionals. 

Little Orange artists have a broad range of practices spanning drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture and performance. The purpose of the studio is to provide a platform for establishing artists to develop and launch their career through opportunities within the C-A-C artistic program and community.  

Past projects by Little Orange artists include a large-scale mural at Apex Park by Jess Fesic, a floor mural at Ingleburn town square by Jessica Pound and a NAIDOC week mural at Macarthur Square by Sri Thulin. 2019 achievements include Little Orange Presents at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, where Adam Jones performed in a tarot booth, Imogen Jade served drinks at her Creamy Cocktail Bar and Joel Beers offered rides on Tony’s Bus made of painted cardboard, installed over a real golf buggy. Little Orange set up their working studios at The 2019 Other Art Fair, speaking to visitors about their practice and hosted the birthday celebration of Campbelltown Art Centre’s 30th Anniversary exhibition We are all connected to Campbelltown (one way or another). Kaldor Public Art Projects and the Art Gallery of NSW invited the Studio to collaborate on the AGNSW Art After Hours ‘2019 International Day of People with Disability’ exhibition and a series of ‘Love & Happiness’ Kaldor talks. 2020 saw the studio focus on public art projects, including Eagle Farm Park, Redfern Park, Rizal Park and a city-wide domestic violence awareness campaign with artist Giselle Stanborough. In 2021, Richard J Bell was mentored by Tongan culture and language consultant Mary Haeva and Xeni Kusumitra’s painting of C-A-C Director Michael Dagostino, marking his tenth year at the Arts Centre, was a finalist in the Archibald Prize.

2021 Little Orange artists include: Adam Jones, Jessica Fesic, Joel Beers, Imogen Jade, Peter Gregson, Brendalee Coan , Sri Thulin, Jessica Pound, Renee Allara, Richard J Bell, Blake Thomas and Xeni Kusumitra 

Little Orange Studio is coordinated by David Capra and co-facilitated by Julie Finch. 
Download the Little Orange Colouring Book here

Little Orange expression of interest
Placement in the studio is accessed according to strength of an individual’s artistic practice and their demonstrated dedication to establishing a career in the arts.

If you or someone you know is interested in commissioning or becoming a part of the studio please contact the C-A-C team
by email [email protected]
or phone 02 4645 4100.

 


Imogen Jade’s Creamy Cocktail Bar, Little Orange Presents, Sydney Contemporary. Photo: Nancy Trieu


Joel Beers’ Tony’s Bus, Little Orange Presents, Sydney Contemporary. Photo: Nancy Trieu

Jessica Pound’s Into the Night floor mural, Ingleburn 

Sri Thulin, North to South: A Turtle’s Long Journey, Macarthur Square, NAIDOC Week 2018. Photo: Greg Fonne

Jessica Fesic, Apex Park mural, Bradbury, 2017

Archibald Prize 2021 finalist Xeni Kusumitra, adrift oil on linen panel 35.5 x 28cm, Photo: AGNSW, Jenni Carter Sitter: Michael Dagostino

2021
Photographic portraits with Garry Trinh , Campbelltown Arts Centre
Jessica Pound, Puppets Night Out, public art amenity screen, Livvi’s Place, Glenfield, Campbelltown City Council, Variety Fundraising
Richard J Bell, Tongan Kupesi Connection, Create NSW Grant
Artist Exchange Markets, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Xeni Kusumitra, C-A-C Friends Exhibition, MacAbilty Award
Xeni Kusumitra, Archibald Prize finalist, Art Gallery NSW
Xeni Kusumitra, Arts Activated Conference panelist, Highlighting Diversity: The Impact Of Representation On A National Platform
Renee Allara, Auslan Tour, Macarthur and Beyond, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Renee Allara, Cementa Residency, Kandos
Jessica Fesic Campbelltown Animal Facility designs, Campbelltown City Council
Imogen Jade,  PRUAIP M4 Sound barriers commission, Cumberland City Council
Adam Jones, Tarot Tuesdays, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2020
Imogen Jade and Jessica Pound, public art amenity screen, Eagle Farm Park, Campbelltown City Council
Jessica Fesic and Renee Allara, public art amenity screen, Redfern Park, Campbelltown City Council
Richard J Bell and Blake, public art amenity screen, Rizal Park, Campbelltown City Council
International Day of People with Disability Mural, Campbelltown Bike Education Centre
Renee Allara, Brendalee Coan Jessica Fesic and Giselle Stanborough, Domestic Violence Mural, Post Office Dumaresq Street and Millgate Lane, Campbelltown City Council
Venturing Out of My Cave, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Imogen Jade, Creamy Cocktail Bar, Justine Williams’ She Conjured the Clouds, Sydney Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2019
Joel Beers’ Tony’s Bus, Adam Jones’ Tarot Booth, Imogen Jade’s, Creamy Cocktail Bar, Little Orange Presents, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
Art After Hours International Day of People with Disability – Little Orange Presents: Pandora, Art Gallery NSW
Hand Picked Markets, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Workshop Facilitation, Eat Your Heart Out Festival, Liverpool City Council
Love & Happiness Public talks/Mentorship, Kaldor Public Art Projects Studio, Art Gallery NSW
Workshop Facilitation, Fishers Kids, Campbelltown Arts Centre
The Other Art Fair, Sydney Technology Park
Adam Jones , Michelle Brown, CreateAbility Internships, Create NSW
Jessica Pound, Ingleburn Mural, Love Ingleburn Activation
Peter Gregson, Fringe Lily Mural, Campbelltown City Council
Xeni Kusumitra, Macability Award  Fishers Ghost Arts Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Peter Gregson, Macarthur Artist Award Fisher’s Ghost Arts Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Sri Thurlin, Bunadnon Trust Residency, Accessible Arts
Xeni Kusumitra, John Olsen Scholarship, Julian Ashton

2018
Art Markets, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Car Boot Markets, Curated Garry Trinh, Gallery 4A, World Square
Little Orange Party, 30th Birthday Celebrations, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2017
Exhibition and Artist talks, Campbelltown Disability Action Plan launch, Campbelltown City Council
Photographic portraits (with Daisey Knight & Nancy Trieu), Campbelltown Arts Centre
Sri Thulin, Arts activated conference speaker, Accessible Arts

2016
Big Blue (Little Orange) exhibition, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Little Orange promotional video, Produced by David Capra & Kate Blackmore

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