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Where Creative Minds Meet

La Crème, beyond being a creative and coworking space, is a community.

Founded in 2017, La Crème Creative Inc. is a place where good things happen. Situated on the heart of Brookvale Arts District (B.A.D), this Not-For-Profit creative space and initiative aims at nurturing innovation, collaboration and productivity in a central shared working environment.

Our mission is to connect artists, entrepreneurs, makers, small businesses and freelancers in a creative, casual and fun environment that nurtures synergy and collaboration.

Whether you are an accountant or a filmmaker or a muralist - La Crème could be your place to make good things happen.

Meet the residents of the space and those who accompany us in this collaborative adventure on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. We have top quality ingredients in da house!

Current Residents

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MIGUEL GONZALEZ

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.

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GABBY VILLALBA

She is an Australian photographer born in Venezuela with extensive experience in art direction in advertising agencies in Caracas. Portraitist and passionate about alternative and street photography, Gabby documents creative processes through photography and video, especially if they are related to an artistic practice.
She likes to go running, meditate and is passionate about curating and aesthetics in interior spaces. Gabby is the vice president of the La Crème committee.

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TOM DAVEN

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 Rienmueller, photographer, photo media artist, darkroom, sydney,

RENATE RIENMUELLER

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.

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SUSIE DUREAU

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.

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JAIMEE PAUL

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.

MARIA DEL CARMEN

YOUR DAY BY CHLOE 

BLAIR ISOBELLE

HANNAH DECKER

La Crème... de La Crème

Connect with other residents, neighbours, enthusiasts, collaborators and Amigos!

Past In-House Residents

MJP. MATT JACKSON PLUMBING

Collaborators / Neighbors