Portrait of a Character: Meet the Artists
James Gulliver Hancock’s obsession with re-imaging his world has seen him work for major print, TV and music publishing releases including: Coca-Cola and Ford Motors. He has always been obsessed with machines and the way things work and rendering the meeting of tiny screws in perfect perspective. This is now married with a love of colour, paint, and controlled mess as well as connecting it to deeper conceptual and philosophical meaning. James undertook artist residencies all over Europe and currently works out of two studios: one in The Pencil Factory in Brooklyn, New York, and the other from his homeland studio by the beach in Sydney, Australia.
For Portrait of a Character, James has created an illustration of Peter from our current mainstage production Replay by Phillip Kavanagh.
Edwina White found her thrills when she studied Visual Communications at UTS. After graduating with the University Medal, she taught university while freelancing as an illustrator, fine artist, writer and performer. Edwina’s bower bird approach to the use of found materials, and automatic drawing, often injected with a wry dose of humour seem deeply connected to her Australian roots. Edwina’s work has been exhibited in the UK, Japan, Russia, throughout Australia and the USA. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Edwina has decided to craft a portrait of Benedict Andrews’s leading character of Gloria.
Max Cullen is a well-respected artist and actor. He began his career as a painter and sculptor after training at Sydney’s National Art School. His works have been exhibited regularly in solo and in group exhibitions and he has worked as an illustrator, cartoonist and layout artist on several magazines and newspapers. Cullen was also a regular arts reporter on the Sunday current affairs television program. In 2005 Max won an AFI Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Love My Way. Max now runs a Gallery in Gunning near Canberra with his wife, artist Margarita Georgiadis.
Max will be creative a portrait of Amanda from The Literati, who is being portrayed by Max’s friend and former cast member Kate Mulvany.
Angus Callander is an up and coming Sydney based visual artist who recently graduated from National Art School. Angus was awarded 2015 Derivan Award for Excellence in Painting from National Art School. In 2016 he has contributed to various group exhibitions including the Clyde & Community Art Award and Transpire ES74.
Angus has decided to interpret the character of Michael from Phillip Kavanagh’s play Replay which runs until the 7th of May.
Featured artwork from left to right:
- James Hancock, Finders Keepers, 2015
- Max Cullen, Henry Lawson (After Low), 2005
- Edwina White, Playing Eliza, 2012
- Angus Callander, Twin Orange Beacons Masonite, 2015