Yarra Youth Services

The Yarra Youth Artist in Residence program, in partnership with The Little Projector Company, will present the Gertrude Street Projection Festival’s mobile projection program in 2021.

The program will weave interstitial visions of the future with themes of assembly and sanctuary drawn from a future inflected by the pandemonium of pandemic.

Featuring new works from artists Rose Hartley, Chelsea Hickman with D. Dilara A. and Gen Townsend with Kim Sachs, Inflection will present discreet mobile projection potential woven with the fabric of the future.


Friday 23rd July
6 - 7:30PM
Chelsea Hickman and YYS Fashion program at 9 Gertrude Street.
6 - 9PM
Gen Townsend and Kim Sachs (Roving)
Rose Hartley (Roving)

Saturday 24th July
6 - 9PM
Gen Townsend and Kim Sachs (Roving)
Rose Hartley (Roving)
Chelsea Hickman and D. Dilara A. (Roving)

Yarra Youth Services


Chelsea Hickman and D. Dilara A.

Chelsea Hickman (she / her) is an emerging contemporary artist from lutruwita/Tasmania, currently based in so-called Melbourne.

Hickman’s work focuses on consumerism, utilising found objects and wastage.

Hickman is an Artist in Residence at Yarra Youth Services where she is also delivers a fashion program for young people, dedicated to experimentation.

Hickman holds an Honours degree in Fashion Design from RMIT and a Graduate Certificate in Visual Art from the University of Melbourne (VCA). Her most recent commission was to design and produce the uniforms for MPavilion’s 2020/21 season, themed ‘Re-emergence, Re-animation and Re-use’.

In 2020, she was the Open Category Winner of the Woods Street Youth Art Prize for her textile artwork 'Danger Danger Danger Danger Danger'.


Urban Sociologist | Poet | Text-Based Artist | Creative Director.  Born in Izmir, Turkey.  Raised in Naarm / Melbourne, Australia. Loved and learned in Istanbul, Turkey. Write poetry, prose, stories, and articles on ethnographic & sociological observations. Combine art, digital media, and urban sociology, to create an alchemy of transdisciplinary social connectedness.

BA, MA, Ph.D., Post Doctorate | Melbourne, Istanbul, Sydney, Berlin | Founder & Creative Director of DDA Globe – A digital arts, society, & culture, storytelling space.

Rose Hartley

Rose Hartley (she/her) is visual storyteller based in Naarm / Melbourne, who utilises the mediums of photography, film, & projection.

Rose’s work explores our changing relationship with the climate in an increasingly uncertain world. She has been featured in Monster Children Magazine and Frankie Magazine and has been recognised by social & environmental justice organisations such as GetUp! and Human Rights Watch.

Rose co-curated the International Women's Day Exhibition, Ideas of Resilience, at Brunswick Street Gallery 2021.

Gen Townsend and Kim Sachs

Gen Townsend (she / her) is an emerging visual artist who lives and creates on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people. Gen's art practice is inspired by studies in Sociology and attempts to reveal internalised colonialism, capitalism and consumerism through satire and metaphor. She is currently an Artist in Resident at Yarra Youth Services and strives to support accessible art programs through her engagement with Connection Arts Space and non-profit initiative, the Artists for Kids' Culture arts bus. 

For Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Gen is collaborating with Kim Sachs (she / her), a Melbourne based artist from Fiji and Canada. Kim focuses on portraiture and, more recently, digital art and other mediums. Kim is a volunteer and photographer at Trocadero Gallery.

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InflectionYarra Youth Services
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