Irregular Fit is a large-scale collaboration between existing First Nations, Bla(c)k and POC (persons of colour) artists and creative collectives . Independent to Irregular Fit , the core team of artists and collectives involved in this project have curated projects that have collectively garnered over 20,000 guests. Having said that it's not all about the numbers, all our projects and events have had the directive to create spaces for/empower marginalised artists, communities and audience members .
As a team we recognise there is always room for growth and improvement and endeavour to do all we can to ensure we are always listening actively to our communities and working to community needs and wants across our projects.
FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Hello/Nua , I'm Ayebatonye I'm an events producer/radio presenter/ curator and community engagement specialist working and living on Gadigal Land . I began Irregular Fit with the primary goal to create more equity and champion the importance of community care and creating a framework of safety for marginalised communities within creative industries.
I host the monthly show Irregular Fit on Nomad Radio, podcast Don't @ Me on FBI Radio and facilitate the Irregular Fit DJ workshops .
I'm humbled to be part of the Australia Council for the Arts Future Leaders Program 2020 cohort and sit on the Board of Directors for the Red Rattler Theatre and MusicNSW Levels Programming Committee. Outside of my work within the arts and cultural industries I undertake community engagement, anti- discrimination and anti racism work .
FIRST NATIONS ENGAGEMENT
Ngayu niliwal Georgia Mokak, I am a proud Djugun woman from Broome, gular Kimberley region. I grew up on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country, and am very grateful to be welcomed as a visitor to Wangal and Gadigal Country for the past two and a half years. My community informs everything about my practice in the arts, including my role with irregular Fit as Creative Producer and First Nations Engagement. Outside of my commitment to Irregular Fit, I am also the First Nations Engagement Coordinator at the National Association for Visual Art, Artist Educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, freelance writer/editor/producer/curator/consultant, and on the Board of Firstdraft.
NIGHTLIFE PRODUCER + CURATOR
Hi I'm Kelly Lovemonster I'm a nightlife producer and freelance curator and co-run Swagger Like Us, a queer art hub that features emerging QTPOC artists based in San Francisco.
I recently began working at the Immigration Mueseum in Melbourne as a curator and also write about queer nightlife and performance. I've been a contributor to Archer Magazine, San Francisco Bay Guardian, SFMOMA’s Open Space, and co-edited 4U MAG, an online culture magazine.
Kia Ora, my name is Daisy Caterall, I'm a Maori Ngati Maniopoto woman based in Sydney, Australia. My creative practice spans multiple disciplines including visual art, djing, writing, zine making and singing all of which share the common goal of empowering young marginalised people. I also do this through my youth work, producing events for young queer people to have an opportunity to socialise, learn a new skill and explore their identities safely.
I'm a trained yoga practitioner and run Feel Free Yoga, weekly class for anyone who identifies a person of colour, bla(c)k, non-white, Indigenous, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to come and practice vinyasa flow in a safe(r) queer, non-judgmental space that works towards embodiment through movement and meditation.
I'm one of the co founders of New Wayfinders, an art collective of young Pasifika people looking to explore queerness and their cultural identity through artmaking, based in Narrm (Melbourne)
I'm a Ngati Hine Māori woman living on Cadigal land, and come from a long line of storytellers and myth-makers. My art comes from my whakapapa (genealogy), and through recalling them I pay tribute to my tīpuna (ancestors) and my whenua (lands).
My practice is ethically community minded, aimed at engaging and empowering my community to celebrate their voices. I've been a proud member of the New Age Noise collective throughout 2019, contributing to their inaugural event 'Parramatta in Retrograde' as an artist liaison.
Currently I work as a facilitator for the Stories of Strength program, a storytelling project committed to encouraging young people in the Western Sydney Region to tell their own stories and engage with the lived experiences of their community.
I also co-present and co-produce Audible Lines alongside Daisy on Nomad Radio . Audible Lines is a show celebrating the array of music Sydney has to offer, with particular focus on first nations, POC and queer artists.
DR JEHAN KANGA
CREATIVE PRODUCER + ADVISOR
Hi, I'm Jehan Kanga. I drive rapid commercialisation, solving problems for startups within the emerging deep tech space across all industry sectors in Australia. We support the translation of technology from Universities, build technology clusters, IP ecosystems and help connect large enterprises/corporates with startups.
I was the former professional interdisciplinary artistic director (2009-2016) within the contemporary performing arts sector in Australia & India (Song Company / CuriousWorks / Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts). I'm also passionate about governance, and volunteer on several Australian NFP boards in health/aging & the arts. Former inaugural Director of The Red Rattler Theatre Inc (2013-2017) and board advisor to Black Rainbow (2018-).