Peter Breen, Co-Founder / Director

Peter Breen is the co-founder and current chair / director of Jugglers Art Space inc. Peter has been the leader and facilitator of Jugglers as part of a remarkable team that over the past 18 years has been carving out its own niche around a range of values and activities that make it a significant and important community arts organisation in Brisbane.

Peter's underlying ideas and values that keep him motivated in his leadership and oversight are spiritual and cultural inquiry, creativity as basic to humanity, welcome, social justice and community as the best crucible for these to flourish in.

For Peter, it continues to be a rich experience full of surprise, growth, health and challenge.

www.peteskibreen.wordpress.com

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Kira Bayfield, Manager

Kira is currently studying Social Enterprise and Sociology at Griffith University. She has recently hit the ground running at Jugglers, bringing with her a wealth of good vibes, lunchtime snacks, and vast knowledge from her events management, administration and marketing experience.

Kira’s passions are human rights and creativity.

With a love for (and obsession with) music and her cat, you can easily picture how she spends her weekends. Her current hobby is Hip Hop dance classes as she tries to convert her kitchen moves to actual grooves. She hasn't been successful, yet…

Dominique Chen, Manager

Dominique is a very proud progeny of Jugglers, having spent many of her impressionable years as part of a music collective residing in one of the upstairs studios. Fast forward ten years - a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Art History/History & Indigenous Studies), a Master of Arts in Visual Arts, and almost a decade of project and organisational management work within the corporate and not-for-profit arts and community development sectors - she still keeps very close the sentiments learned and grown from her time at Jugglers....and enjoys playing a role in their continuation into the future.

As a visual artist, Dom works mainly in photography, print making, performance and video installation, addressing themes of Australian social and cultural concepts of the environment, nature, connection, memory and identity.

www.dominiquechen.com.au

 

Alex Freitas, Bar Supervisor

Alex likes to talk. A lot. He’s all about sharing ideas and discoveries. And he’s always discovering something. Spotting puns in casual conversations. Drawing abstract patterns. Playing rock and roll songs in bossa nova style. He likes entertaining people. Mainly because he pleases himself with other peoples joy. It’s kind of a “selfish altruism”. He thinks it’s a win-win situation.

Also he is Neo’s dad. Neo is a very awesome little person. At this stage a majority of Alex's artistic work is parenting performances. But he also draws, paints, sculpts. And makes some funny time-lapses.

You should go check his art. Now!

www.xandolino.com

Moozhan Kheiri, Gallery Assistant

Moozhan is a visual artist who mainly works within photography and illustrations. Her work revolves around the effects of diaspora life and the cross culture of her dual nationalities (Iranian and Australian). Her work has been exhibited in cafes, shops, galleries and showcases around brisbane. She is also an emerging curator. Moozhan is a bachelor of fine arts honours student, majoring in visual arts.

Moozhan is passionate about social justice and working with communities to help them talk about their issues through art.

Instagram: @moozhankheiri

Bohdi Gardener, EADP Facilitator

Bohdi is a jack of all everything, and can fall under a lot of categories. But to make it as simple as possible just call him an artist.

Eight years of visual/fine arts study coupled with varied trade experience during the same time period shows in his approach to all matters. Known mostly for his mural work and as a competent drawer bohdi likes to work large and fast tailoring his style to execution instead of time strain.

This artist focuses all conceptual matter in his work towards social issues and matters of the body and human experience. And is consistently active towards these issues and his own development in these areas at all times.

Practical, conscious, Productive. ;)

Instagram: @bohdig

 

Kat Donald, Intern

I am a visual artist who is mainly interested in analogue collage and film photorgaphy. My works often show themes of nature and femininity and been displayed in cafes, shops and galleries around Brisbane as well as in online zines.

I am very passionate about bringing the community together through the use of art as a platform to express and communicate the positive and negative aspects of our society as well as individual lives.

Instagram: @kateelizabethdonald

Jasmine Price, Intern

I am Jazz, a third-year student studying a Bachelor of Fine Art at QCA. My major is Interdisciplinary Print Media. I love being in the studio making a mess printing several copies of a lino-cut I carved.

My role at Jugglers so far has revolved around web-design, I've done a pretty fantastical job wouldn't you agree?

Instagram: @colouredblossom

Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau, Volunteer

Dorothy is a contemporary artist. She critically examines the construction of cultural and racial identity. In her self-portraits, she presents the process of introspection and critiques the generalised portrayal of the East Asian culture. Dorothy’s practice conveys the notion of perplexity developed from her peripatetic youth when she was moving between Hong Kong and Australia, providing an intimate reflection on the sentiment of displacement experienced globally and collectively.

On the side she is a professionally qualified drummer and a self-acclaimed Photoshop wizard. Half a foot into the art world, Dorothy has been involved in the background scene. She’s currently enjoying every moment volunteering at Jugglers!

Instagram: @laudorothy