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Young creatives shine at Signal

A group of young adults standing together in front of a brick wall.

Some of our city’s most talented young artists are bringing stunning projects to life through the Signal Young Creatives Lab.

This year’s works include a performance installation by Tré Turner that draws parallels between the ‘fae’ of European folklore and colonial writings about Australian First Nations people.

Komang (Rosie) Clynes – a theatre-maker and performer who trained at the Victorian College of the Arts – will create a narrative musical recording inspired by time she spent living in Indonesia.

‘It was from collaborating there with other artists that I came up with the concept for Mythologies, a body of music about navigating how you create space for yourself when you don’t feel like you belong,’ Rosie said.

‘The EP features lots of samples of gamelan orchestra and traditional Indonesian pop. And it is an ode to the music I love, so it draws its sound from jazz, Detroit house and ‘80s RnB.’

Young Creatives Lab artists receive funding, mentoring, producing support and full use of Signal’s venue and facilities.

‘Signal is providing a huge amount of support,’ Rosie said.

‘They are helping me steer the ship, supporting me with funds, and even providing me with their space to perform the launch at. I’ve loved working with Signal so far.’

The Young Creatives Lab projects will be launched with special events at Signal. For event details, keep an eye on the Signal webpage.

‘The EP launch will be a celebration of finding yourself and owning your own mythologies, and getting to watch creatives of colour in action,’ Rosie said.

‘The launch will not only feature my music but other artists as well – spoken word, DJs and other musicians. It will be lots of fun and everyone is invited.’

Signal is a creative studio that offers diverse young people aged 13 to 25 the opportunity to create and collaborate with professional artists.

To explore upcoming workshops and projects, visit Signal.

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