Edge Studio

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 […]

In Conversation with our co-Artistic Directors

They’ve been in the role for just two months and already Western Edge’s two new co-Artistic Directors, Robert Young and John Marc Desengano have had a huge impact on our community. Through conversations, over meals, during workshops and on Western […]

Are you our next Marketing Manager?

Join our team in the role of Marketing Manager We’re on the lookout for a creative marketing gun with strong digital savvy to join the team. Western Edge is in a really exciting period of evolution, with a new team […]

The Western Edge Artists Breaking the Bias

Today is International Women’s Day. The theme is #BreakTheBias. The call to arms? Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. As an organisation that champions diversity, inclusion and equity for all artists and young people, breaking […]

Introducing Western Edge’s two new co-Artistic Directors

After two years of massive growth and industry challenges, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Western Edge’s two new co-Artistic Directors,  Robert Young and John Marc Desengano. Robert and John Marc bring different artistic practices to the company. […]

A new home at The Substation

It’s been a long time coming but we are thrilled to be settling into our new home at The Substation, in Newport. After a two years of lockdowns, Western Edge has finally found its new home base in the west. […]


  Hello from the summer break! The end of the year is always an opportunity to reflect and with my dear co-partner Tariro having wrapped up just a few weeks ago, finding time to pause, reflect and honour the incredible […]