Leslie Pearson is an award-winning multimedia artist, community arts advocate, and educator. In 1998, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Southeast Missouri State University and was heavily involved in community arts programming as the Assistant Director of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and co-curator of Gallery 100 and the Lorimer Gallery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In 2000, she earned an MA in Museum Studies at Newcastle University in England and completed an internship at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland, England.
Kerrie Bedson worked has worked in a variety of jobs. The skills and values that she brings to each is that of creativity and wellbeing. As an artist she has explored photography, sculpture, ceramics, bookmaking, weaving, printmaking and mixed media.
Trained as a teacher with a major in Visual Art, (BA in Ed., Deakin University) she has worked as an educator for many years within Victorian schools. Further studies with a Masters in Creative Arts Therapy (RMIT) incorporated her two passions, Arts and Wellbeing.
Sculptor and bamboo artist, Leonard Tebegetu brings his culture and upbringing in Papua New Guinea, his experience of life on a small island off the north of the main land and his work as a contemporary artist working globally, based in Port Moresby – to the role of Canoe Maker for Mountain to Mouth 2016.
Benjamin has combined a passion for sculptural form with a pragmatic rural sensibility throughout his 16-year international career producing civic sculptures in stainless steel, wood, stone and ice. As director of Agency of Sculpture, he consolidates a network of sculptors and craftspeople to harness natural forms into works of astounding beauty meeting the requirements of civic works of lasting significance.