by Phoebe Repeti

HosseiImage: UTS Art by HOSSEI, photography by Jacquie Manning 

Makers Space with HOSSEI

21 May to 24 August
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Discover the vibrant and colourful world of HOSSEI in our Autumn Makers Space!

The Makers Space is our brand-new program for 2024, an immersive and interactive Makers Space for creatives of all ages.

Led by guest artists and curators, the Makers Space offers a year-round, dedicated space for reflection, creativity and play.

For the second iteration, our guest creative is multi-disciplinary artist HOSSEI, known for creating joyful installations and video works that celebrate healing, mysticism and the maternal figure.

Through a multi-layered approach involving costuming, soft sculpture and sound, HOSSEI invites you to make yourself at home in this newly-commissioned, outer space inspired world.

Curated by Talia Smith, with concept by Louisa Minutillo.

Suitable for all ages
Please note that some activities are best suited to ages 5+

See the full Autumn line-up here.

Hossei Image: HOSSEI at Verge Gallery by Garry Trinh

Artist Bio

HOSSEI is a multidisciplinary artist with Persian, Turkish, and Russian ancestry, whose work addresses his heritage and notions of togetherness and healing.

He was artist-in-residence at UTS Galleries, Sydney, in 2022/3, where he developed his Blesssense products and his exhibition O (2023). His show ESSENSSE opened at Verge Gallery in February 2024.

He has also exhibited at West Space in Melbourne, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Artspace in Sydney, and in Dark Mofo in Hobart.



Image: HOSSEI at Parramatta Studios, 2022 by Jacquie Manning

This project is presented by Blacktown Arts supported by Blacktown City Council and the NSW Government through Create NSW.