Kirtika Kain is an artist practicing on Darug Country, NSW Australia. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art at NAS in 2016 and was awarded the Bird Holcomb Scholarship to complete her Master of Fine Art in 2018. She was a recipient of the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award in 2017, the Art Incubator Grant and Dyason Bequest, Art Gallery of NSW, and has been a finalist in numerous art prizes. In 2020, Kirtika took part in the Parramatta Artist Studio Program and was a finalist in the Create NSW Emerging Artist Fellowship. She has been an artist in residence at the British School at Rome and the Amant Siena Summer Residency 2022, and is a featured artist in the 24th Biennale of Sydney in 2024.
Juz Kitson pushes the boundaries of material and meaning through her sculptural works. Since her debut in Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2012, Art Dubai in 2014, Australia platform at Artstage Singapore 2014 and the Adelaide Biennale (2016) Kitson has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally with solo shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, London, Japan, and Beijing.
Kitson’s work continues to gain critical acclaim as a prize finalist including the Wynne Prize (Highly Commended 2022) (2017), the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (2019) and The Alice Prize (2018). Her work is held in public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank, RMIT University, Westpac Bank as well as in private collections in Australia, USA, Europe and the UK.
Coen Young received the Clitheroe Foundation Scholarship during his time studying at NAS. Since graduating in 2010, Young has exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hong Kong, and received the Redlands Konica Minolta Contemporary Art Prize for emerging artists in 2015. His works are held in the collections of Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Art Gallery of NSW; ArtBank, Sydney; and Murdoch University, Perth as well as many significant private collections across Europe, UK, North America, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and South Korea.