Tamryn is a poet and Director of The Red Room Company. She has a PhD in Literature from the University of New South Wales where she has also taught Creative Writing. She has exhibited poetic projects in Sydney, Melbourne, Switzerland and Mexico. Her collection phosphene is published by the Rabbit Poet Series. Other poems and essays have appeared in Five Bells, Nth Degree, Cordite, The Drunken Boat, ImageText and Image [&] Narrative.
Sally Marwood has a wide range of experience embracing external relations, client and stakeholder relations, development and sponsorship, marketing, corporate communications and design projects. Her work has taken her to London as head of Marketing, Media and Sponsorship for the Design Council, in Sydney as a Manager in 'Look of the City' and as Marketing and Development Manager for the National Art School and more recetnly as External Relations Manager at UNSW Art & Design.
Producer - Creative Programs
Micheal is a visual-arts curator and program producer based in Western Sydney.
His passion for the arts and community engagement has taken him across a number of roles at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Liverpool City Library, University of New South Wales Art + Design, Bonhams Auctioneers Australia, Arc UNSW and Kudos Gallery.
Kristy Wan is the Content Manager, resident tea-lover and oxford comma enthusiast at The Red Room Company. Her previous roles have included administration, marketing/communications, and dragon taming and generally accepts that no one is quite sure what she does. She is currently finishing her degree in Communications, majoring in Writing & Cultural Studies. Kristy is a fire twirler that dabbles in photography, poetry, and short stories.
Head of Creative Learning
Lilly Blue is Head of Creative Learning at The Red Room Company. She is a visual artist and educator with a background in physical performance, installation and community arts. She has worked Internationally delivering arts residencies, professional development programs, creative commissions and exhibitions, as well as designing arts programming for young audiences driven by a rigorous studio practice. Together with dancer Joanna Pollitt she is the Creative Director of BIG Kids Magazine, an Australian contemporary arts publication that features the work of children and artists side by side and promotes the arts as an everyday way of seeing and responding to the world.Read more
Eunice Andrada is The Red Room Company's Project Assistant. She is a poet and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. Eunice's work in journalism has been featured in a host of local and international media outlets, from New Matilda to Indian Link. Likewise, her poetry has appeared in multiple platforms across print, visual, and broadcast media, on Deep Water Literary Press, 2SER, Indiefeed Performance Poetry Podcast, and the interactive graphic novel ParraNormal, which recently won a Global Best Award (2014). She was awarded the John Marsden Poetry Prize in 2014.
Rob Osborne is working with us on the Unlocked prison poetry program. His professional background includes teaching English in the secondary education sector, and Media, Communications and Digital Media Production in the tertiary sector with Corrective Services NSW as the Manager of the Audiovisual Production Unit. Rob was instrumental in developing and introducing the "Unlocked" poetry project and is a passionate believer in poetry's transformational potential. Since leaving a full time role in Corrective Services, Rob has undertaken PhD studies in the area of creative work in prison education.
Andri is a Project Assistant across the seas, as she is currently finishing her English Literature degree in England. Her interests in language, identity, and community, and her mission to concur all things…educationally, are sending her somewhere in Europe for a postgraduate course. Andri loves reading, especially outdoors, and is always within reaching distance of black coffee and chocolate of any kind.
Melissa is currently finishing her first Arts degree, in English and Social & Cultural Analysis, at Western Sydney Univeristy. She has previously -and continues to- volunteer at various literary festivals and other events around Sydney. Melissa has a keen interest in editing and publishing as well as writing some of her own fiction and poetry. Her other interests include the performing arts, online entertainment and production, and live music.
Winnie Dunn is currently in her third year of studying a Bachelor of Arts Pathway to Secondary Teaching at Western Sydney University. She majors in English and Modern History. A sometimes blogger at winniereads.wordpress.com, she likes to spend most of her time reading books, people and shamelessly sharing a lavender-scented toy bear with her seven year old sister.Read more
Russell has recently completed his degree in Neuroscience/Psychology at UNSW and is currently working at The Red Room being inspired by poetry before he returns to the world of academia for his postgrad.
Sheree is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English at Western Sydney University. She loves to read and write her own stories. Her dream is to one day have her own book out in the world. When she's not doing assignments or studying for an exam, you can almost always find her curled up on the lounge with a book in her hands. Sheree is currently an intern at the Red Room Company, and is finding herself inspired by the poems she reads.