Colleen is a freelance journalist who writes about food, science and the environment. She teaches the workshop ‘Write like a pro’ at Surplace.
Marianne LorthioisResearcher, writer
Marianne is a researcher, analyst, copywriter and part-time poet. She works with Surplace on business development, project management and translation. She specializes in cultural and social impact projects.
Claire Gerin-LajoieLearning Experience Designer
Claire is a learning experience designer who uses illustration, vibrant presentations, and group facilitation to help organisations nurture their creative culture and get their message across.
Anna WeksejGraphic designer
Anna is a graphic designer, illustrator and researcher. She teaches the graphic design workshop at Sur Place.
Pascal HuỳnhWorkshop leader. Animator. Art director.
Pascal is an animator, podcast producer, workshop leader, youth facilitator, and multi-disciplinary artist extraordinaire.
John Jacob CourtnaySound designer, Musician, Event planner
John Jacob is a prolific musician, sound designer, video creator, event planner, and all around party bringer.
Damaris BakerVideographer, Producer, Musician
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Damaris is a filmmaker, animator, radio producer, musician, and choir leader. Damaris also does healing practices with voices, resonating bowls, and the body.
Natasha SherPhotographer, videographer
Natasha is a hard working photog, ready for a wide range of shooting scenarios. She is also developing a documentary on the culinary history of Bangladesh.
With a foundation of painting and murals Bronwen’s work also extends into photography, design/illustration, large-scale puppets, and sets and props within tv/film and theatre productions. This multi-disciplinary practice also extends into teaching and facilitation and is woven together with themes of embodiment, agency and connection.
Hannah MaterneGraphic design, object design, art direction
Hannah does graphic design and illustration work in the areas of branding + logo, booklet, packaging, information design, textile design and art direction. Hannah see a future where the human environment is closer to the joy, peace and whimsy of the natural world.
Matthieu is an expert in organizational development, service design, game design, empowerment through art practice, youth intervention, social innovation and event planning. He uses these skills to bring meaning into change projects, and to improve entrepreneurial impacts through educational intervention and collaborative facilitation.