CO_ The Creative Couples Project is the creation of Cecile Knight and Belinda Raposo. It was borne out of our admiration for creative couples such as Frida and Diego. We both discovered that we shared a life long love of the art Frida and Diego. This lead to many conversations about what it means to be co-creative; the ups and downs, the passions, the clashes and the eccentricities. Over the years we have met contemporary creative co-conspirators in the arts, activism and environmentalism, and felt our own creative journey was to tell the stories of creative collaborators living and breathing what it means to live a truly creative life.
Cecile Knight: Creative Director. Cecile is an installation and object based artist and co-creator of CO_ The Creative Couples Project. Her work has been published in various publications including Queensland Homes magazine, ShowArts International magazine and DQ magazine. Cecile recently had a solo exhibition as well as a group exhibition titled The Advocates as part of Midsumma at Gasworks Arts Park. View her makings here www.cecileknight.com
Belinda Raposo: Writer by night and ukulele playing early childhood professional by day, and co-creator of CO_The Creative Couples Project. She has been shortlisted for her fiction writing, and featured in The Victorian Writer magazine. She has exhibited with Cecile Knight as part of collaborative duo Raposo Knight Their poetry-video-installation work Soapbox has shown in Lismore and Sydney.
Alyson Pearson: Al is our Graphics girl. Helping us prepare the layout for publishing, and bringing the CO_ vision into being, Al brings her experience, energy and vibrant style to our Creative Headquarters. She has had her illustrations published in Semi Permanent magazine, Yen Magazine, Curvy magazine and others. Spy on her at www.alykatcreative.com.au
Michelle Dunn: Michelle is a photographer and videographer with many successes and accolades behind her, and contagious passion for creating and sharing through her work. Check out her work at www.michelledunn.com.au We are so chuffed and greatly humbled to have her onboard. Oh, and she is one half of a Creative Couple….Phyllis Papps: Phyllis brings her many years of writing and editing to our Project Team. She’s spent many years researching the life of gay poet and editor Barrett Reid and is currently writing his biography. Her article on Reid was published in Queen City of the South: Gay and Lesbian Melbourne. Rounding off what is now a well balanced team of players. Phyllis will oversee all editing aspects of the project, and we are just eternally grateful for the wealth of knowledge and experience she adds to this little vision of ours. She is also one half of a Creative Couple.
Above: Image by Michelle Dunn Photography