Zoe Edema is an artivist, impresario, writer, musician, adventurer and organiser who has worked extensively in creative project management and facilitation in Australia, UK and Hong Kong. She is passionate about creating more opportunities for artists, making art more accessible to the public and diversifying the current arts and culture landscape in Australia and around the world. In 2017 Zoe co-founded Muralisto, a co-design public art company dedicated to creating change through socially engaged public art. Her previous role as Fair Manager at The Other Art Fair - an internationally renowned fair showcasing the best emerging and un-represented artists in Australia - saw her accomplish record attendance and artist participation, she also assisted in securing partnerships with AFTRS, City of Sydney, Award-winning NFP Reverse Garbage and JASCO (Eckersley's).
As an artists manager, event & content producer, Zoe has curated and delivered high-quality events and content for over 5 years, as result she has developed strong networks with international and local artist communities and worked with clients including Scentre Group (Westfield's), Adobe ANZ, Vivid Sydney and Biennale of Sydney. Zoe has extensive experience managing budgets, teams and timelines and has a wide-reaching network within the art sector.
Xander Edema is an artivist, traveller, healer, dreamer and multi-discplinary street artist, based in Sydney. He has been an influential figure in the underground art scene in Sydney after co-founding The Chrown, an arts event company. As a freelance artist, designer and muralist Xander has worked with a number of high profile clients including Ovolo Hotels, Little Darling, Gumtree, Waverley Council and RPA Hospital. He delved into the world of design and community art through formal study at UNSW Art and Design. During this process; community art and development, event management and art direction became the focus of his creative endeavours. In 2017 Xander launched Muralisto, a co-design public art company. Constantly exploring different styles, techniques and canvases, Xander has exhibited works and collaborated with clients and artists in 8 different countries.
Josie Gardner is an artivist, writer, explorer, facilitator and academic. She completed an Honours degree in International Development with specialisation in Peace and Conflict studies at UNSW, where she is now a tutor and research assistant. In 2011 she pioneered a micro-credit development project for widows in Tanzania and has worked with vulnerable communities across the world, including as a human rights caseworker for refugees at Amnesty International. Josie is deeply interested in the how participatory public art can positively impact social discourse around inclusion and equality, and can be used as a peace-building tool in post-conflict communities. In 2017, Josie launched Muralisto, where she now fiercely leads community engagement and undertakes social impact research.