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In Synthesis artist portraits for adidas Originals

I had the pleasure of taking portraits of five female artists for a zine to accompany a gallery show called In Synthesis. It was curated by Joseph Allen Shea, presented by adidas Originals, produced by Little Hero and celebrated female artists and the communities they create.

What follows is some pages of the zine, some out-takes of portraits that didn't make it, plus some pictures of the preview dinner and opening night.

Full credits for the show:

all originals represent


Female Artist Collectives and Collaborators

The Kingpins Kate Mitchell Chicks on Speed Agatha Gothe-Snape Bianca Chang & UTS Students Even Books Kevina-Jo Smith Nell & Bec Machine Jess Olivieri and Hayley Forward with The Parachutes for Ladies
With unified action and a space for exploration IN SYNTHESIS celebrate women in art and the communities they create. Curated by Joseph Allen Shea

Show runs until Sunday the 2nd September Gallery hours Fri/Sat 11-5pm, Sun 11-3pm


adidas Originals is proud to present IN SYNTHESIS, a group exhibition curated by Joseph Allen Shea exploring the strength of young female artists working in creative collectives and collaborations.

Joseph Allen Shea is a Sydney-based independent curator, writer and artist, known for his roaming project space GALLERY A.S and previous work at Monster Children gallery.

The all-female line-up will showcase work from collectives and collaborative efforts, championing the adidas Originals #represent campaign. IN SYNTHESIS will celebrate women in art and the communities they create, inspire and enhance.

IN SYNTHESIS will exhibit work from The Kingpins, Kate Mitchell (Greedy Hen), Chicks on Speed, Even Books, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Parachutes for Ladies, Bianca Chang and UTS students, Kevina Jo-Smith and Nell and Bec Machine.

Like the partnerships that spawned the work, the exhibition acts as if an alloy; the unification of ideas and persons being stronger than the sum of each part.

The works presented are as ambitious, diverse and energetic as their creators. Progressive installations, performance, kinetic sculpture, video and dance will create a living, breathing show of colour and movement. adidas Originals promotes the idea of connecting within a community, and representing as one.

Daniel BoudComment