The meeting place for artistic minds and collaborative spirit
La Crème Creative Inc. is a not-for-profit creative space and initiative founded in 2017, located in the heart of Brookvale Arts District (B.A.D). Our mission is to connect artists, entrepreneurs, makers, small businesses, and freelancers in a creative, casual, and fun environment that nurtures synergy and collaboration.
We strive to provide a central shared working space where individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines can come together to share ideas, collaborate on projects, and support each other's growth and success.
Join us on a collaborative journey at the Northern Beaches of Sydney and meet the talented residents of our space and our partners in this adventure. We have top quality ingredients in the house, so come and be a part of our creative community.
When he is not painting, he’s probably thinking about what to paint. Architect, muralist and illustrator. His figurative style is complimented by plenty of colour and geometry which immediately catches your attention, however, there is always a powerful message and hidden codes that draw viewers in further to really think about what it is they are looking at. He's a community player, a dreamer, a dad, chocolate lover and always curious about technology and music. Miguel is the President of La Crème's Committee.
Meet Gabby, a skilled photographer with a wealth of experience in art direction for advertising agencies in Caracas. Len-based artist, portraitist and passionate about alternative and conceptual photography, Gabby documents creative processes through photography and video, especially if they are related to an artistic practice. Plants and dogs lover she is a freak about curating and the aesthetics in interior spaces. As the Vice President of the La Crème committee, Gabby is dedicated to fostering creativity and supporting the artistic community.
Tom retired from a successful Accounting career at KPMG at the ripe age of 28 to chase winters in the Canadian Rockies and Waves in El Salvador. Having mastered (not really mastered) Spanish working in Barcelona it was time to head back home and come out of retirement, mostly because he was broke. Landing a plum job at a Brewery with a hefty beer allowance and in office bar kept Tom out of trouble for a few years. It was then that Beaches Accounting was born to facilitate surf meetings with clients and generally live the dream. Tom is the Treasurer of La Crème's Committee.
Renate finished her 4 years of study in 2015 in photography and realised very quickly that although the direction of photography was moving towards digital, those first classes in the darkroom was where she felt at home. Working now as a fine art photographer, her interest lies in experimenting with alternative processes challenging what a photograph is and what it can be. Renate is continuously inspired to share the wonders of darkroom photography with others, especially to a younger generation who are growing up taking photographs on their latest smartphones. Ren is Secretary of La Crème's Committee.
Susie Dureau’s oil paintings, spectrogram collages and light installations are portals into the landscape, both real and imagined. Her works are landscape-based although they invite non-literal interpretations about light and colour. Susie’s work asks us to ‘feel’ as a way of thinking, by using our primary experience of the natural world as a guide. Her current investigations centre around the forces that bind humankind into a kinship relationship with the more-than-human world. Susie lives and works on Garigal and Gayamaygal Country across Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Susie is a La Crème Creative committee member.
From the southern depths of New Zealand this farm girl has never let the country leave her. It’s quite obvious when you see her work… animals… animals… animals. You’d think she was obsessed or something. Painting in watercolor, her portraits of feathery or furring beings they say, capture the soul of the animal. #ArtForPurpose if her tagline and the stories behind her art aim to uplift you and ignite passion for nature and the environment. She is founder of NinetyFive Percent; art for Oceans Bi-annual exhibition, apart of artist run Sydney Road Gallery and teaches school students how to fine tune their talents right here in house.
HOLLY JAYNE GIBBS
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Past In-House Residents
MJP. MATT JACKSON PLUMBING
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