Having Graduated in Surface Pattern Design in 1983, Julie Thompson has worked as a textile designer and also held many fine Art exhibitions since then. Now her work is evolving from her textile and fine art to become more abstract, taking influence from colour, texture and form to create new artwork.
Julie now aims to work with and upon reclaimed and recycled materials, such as sweet wrappers and cardboard, taking her inspiration from yoga, dance, verse and nature, merging together her loves to become new forms of artwork and expression.
Julie dances regularly and has taught dance from around the world for adult education and special needs in the past. She utilised her time at Nes to explore some create dance ideas, choreography and improvisation, being able to explore her love of dance and yoga and create and perform at open studio a strong piece of dance improvisation about a journey to self called “Emergence “with support and help from Kerryn. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ehrlich Ocampo, also known as “Firechill”, is a Filipino circus performer and movement artist who dances with various props such as poi, hoop, and the leviwand. He has been developing his own movement style, and has also been exploring producing visuals with his movement. He has also delved into using words in his expression, incorporating spoken word into his performances, as well as writing a short book.
Recently, he worked for Cirque du Soleil at Sea as part of the creation team and original cast of two shows. He believes that Iceland whispered to him through her heralds that he fly to the land of ice and lights, and so he came to Nes Artist Residency and has been exploring fusing images of his body movements with the sublimity of his surroundings.