Edge Studio

We bid farewell to Western Edge CEO Penny Harpham

Western Edge Chair Veronica Pardo announces the departure of CEO Penny Harpham It is with heavy hearts and enormous gratitude that we announce the forthcoming departure of our CEO, Penny Harpham, from Western Edge, after eight years of dedicated and […]

Delsa Tuitea is the Recipient of the 2023 New Voices for the West Commission

Western Edge are delighted to announce that the 2023 recipient of our first ever writing commission, New Voices for the West, is Delsa Tuitea.   Delsa Evotia Tuitea is an Australian born Samoan playwright and producer. She is an alumna […]

Western Edge Takes On Southeast Asia: Reflections from the 2023 Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting

From Melbourne’s West to Southeast Asia, Western Edge headed to the 2023 Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting, highlighting our work with young people in the sector and the embodied ways in which we give space and voice to our artists. […]

“Enormously challenging and rewarding”: Penny Harpham Reflects on 2022

  As we usher in the beginning of summer, CEO Penny Harpham reflects on the big year that was 2022 here at Western Edge (and hints at what might be in store for a promising 2023). Woweee, what a year. […]

EOI: Join Our #FutureReset Co-Design Committee

  We’re looking for Expressions of Interest from young people (aged 15-30 years) to join our Future Reset co-design committee. The Committee will be engaged in the series of creative collaborative workshops and provide consultation, strategic direction and support to develop […]

Edge Ensembles jump through time with new show “Distortion”

Co-Artistic Director John Marc Desengano’s cup is very full, and not just with coffee. This week, he weighs in on all that’s been happening with our Community Edge Ensembles program – and why you need to come to our upcoming […]

Welcoming Our New Chair, Board Members and Artistic Leadership Team

Hello from the tail end of winter,  As I write this it is one of those rare warm winter days of Naarm, and I am suspended in the feeling of optimism and hope that a change of weather can bring on. There […]

Our First-Ever Fundraiser: Supporting Next Generation Artists in Melbourne’s West

For over 20 years, we have been working with diverse and structurally disadvantaged young people across Melbourne’s western suburbs, one of the most multicultural areas in the country.   Melbourne’s West is one of Australia’s fastest-growing with over 130 cultural groups, […]

A new milestone with The Retreat premiere and EOFY fundraiser

Dear Western Edge supporters, I’m Penny Harpham, the Executive Director here at Western Edge. We’re at the turning of a new season of winter, which at Western Edge means warm conversations with our artists and staff, wrapped in blankets drinking […]

The Retreat: How We Made A Feature Film – In A Pandemic!

  The characters are hilarious yet heartbreaking; the story is absurd yet subversive. Under normal circumstances, completing an entire film already feels like a huge win, especially for young artists in training. The Sub30 Collective went even further – during […]