Ian Sinclair and Rachael Guinness (NSW)


Ian Sinclair is a writer & experimental artist exploring immersive & participatory installation, live art, New Weird text & cross-art form collaboration. Developing projects that consider fragility, queerness, the ecological uncanny & emerging narratives in the age of the Anthropocene. His creative partnership, Pony Express (WA/NSW), with transdisciplinary Loren Kronemyer, works across platforms of media art, performance & anti-disciplinary research to create immersive alternate realities that reflect themes of post-sustainability, global weirding & the slow apocalypse. His writing blends banal dialogue with free-form flights of fancy & comic-book hyperreality.

In 2017, Sinclair won a Malcolm Robertson Foundation Emerging Writers Award for his play Whale Fall (Black Swan Theatre). In 2018, Sinclair was the Stephen Cummins Queer Residency recipient for his solo work Intimate Objects for The Symbiocene (Performance Space). Sinclair has a BA (Contemporary Performance) from Edith Cowan University.

Rachael Guinness is a scenographer and installation artist exploring ideas of new materialism, user-centered experimental design, future-proofing and the tension between functional versus dysfunctional objects. Her practice spans the corporate and creative sectors via the delivery of large-scale works for brand functions, fashion shows, music festivals, music videos & product launches. Guinness works under the mentorship of Creative Director Tony Assness.

Recent clientele and events include Romance Was Born, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Ball, Camilla, Vivid, Secret Garden Festival, Laneway Festival, Dom Perignon, Sydney Writer’s Festival & Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation Gold Dinner. Recent projects include art direction for music videos including Jack River & I Know Leopard, the Tom Dixon X IKEA X UTS workshop and Winterland Campbelltown. Guinness has a BFA from Curtin University and is currently studying Bachelor of Design in Product Design and Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation at University of Technology Sydney.