Cheeseagle believes in the power of art to start conversations and make change. We work with communities who are living in exceptional circumstances - invisible, forgotten or marginalized by broader society - and whose stories remain untold. Our art projects invite the sharing of new stories.
With community collaborators, local organisations and professional visual artists, we design processes, artworks and exhibitions that reflect the character of the collaborators and provide practical support for the communities. This support may range from exhibition proceeds and increased public awareness, through to housing or other resources.
We source key professional collaborators and supporters who share a keen understanding of the individual project, a passion for social impact, and the skills and resources to support the project’s production and completion.
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Read about our past art projects and media here.
Exhibition venues are chosen to celebrate the communities and complement the artwork, as well as to maximise audience and commercial success.
Each project is more than a collaborative art experience, an exhibition, documentary or fundraising event. Our projects are the sum of many inspiring collaborators and supporters, and we invite you to join us. There are many ways to be involved: artists, creators, contributors, storytellers and those with whiz tech skills are always part of our projects.
We are a Melbourne-based creative partnership and collective. We bring together professional artists, photographers, filmmakers and community collaborators, and we craft collaborative visual arts projects to create social change.
Kaff-eine is a contemporary and street artist who combines creativity with a strong social conscience. She makes art and film projects around the world, creating works that reflect each communities’ distinct character, while inviting audiences to engage with social and political issues. Her painting practice, which is loaded with symbolism and narrative, varies from photorealistic portraiture to stylised children's - storybook style characters. Her projects with friend + fellow cheeseagle co-director Emily Cheesman are collaborative, striking and raw.
As a street artist, Kaff-eine regularly adventures into forgotten and abandoned spaces to create her artwork, adapting her practice to suit the available surfaces, spaces and contexts. She continues and expands this practice with cheeseagle and seeks out communities and areas that others have ignored or neglected. Where possible, she uses locally-made materials to create the collaborative artwork and best reflect each community's distinct character.
Visit Kaff-eine's website here.
Emily is an Australian-Filipina and has worked and volunteered in the not-for-profit sector for over 12 years. She fell back in love with the arts and storytelling working in children’s book publishing. She calls both Melbourne and Manila home.
Each cheeseagle project draws together professional artists, community collaborators and project supporters. Read more about our current projects and the people behind them here.
Artwork by Kaff-eine. Second photograph by Rowena Naylor.