Edge Studio

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 […]


HINDSIGHT IS A MIRACULOUS THING If an older version of myself had told the me of three years ago, I would be co-steering a performing arts company with brilliant artists in the western suburbs of Narrm (Melbourne), largely during a […]

WEYA is humbled and deeply grateful to have been successful in our application for Four Year Funding

Last Friday, the Australia Council for the Arts announced the outcome of its 2021-2024 four-year funding program and Western Edge Youth Arts is humbled and deeply grateful to be successful in our application. We want to thank the Australia Council […]

Western Edge responds to COVID-19 outbreak

We wanted to reach out to our community during this challenging time. After careful consideration and based on the current recommendations from the Victorian Government in relation to the rapidly changing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, we have decided to close the WEYA office from […]

Passionate Pathways with Chanella Macri

Background: How did you become interested, and then involved in the arts? I’ve always been interested in stories, I think. My mother is Samoan and I received her passion and heritage of oral storytelling, of using the arts to connect, […]