Hi! My name is Mckenzie, growing up I have always been immersed and captivated by art, music, movement and all sensory experiences. One of my greatest joys in life is being introduced to the world through a different perspective. I have a strong passion for changing how spaces are viewed. Whether that be through the introduction of new senses, such as music, found objects, murals in unexpected places or ideas that make you think, ‘wow, I wish I had thought of that’. I find it fascinating to listen to different artist’s stories, finding out what motivates and inspires them to create. Working collaboratively excites me, as the Youth Collective all shares the aim to create accessible experiences in the arts for young people. I have been involved with several youth programs in the past, such as with City of Sydney, Powerhouse Museum and CAC Gallery. I love the delight that comes from bringing a crazy idea to life and putting a smile on someone’s face.
My favourite thing about Gallery is that each time you enter a space, it becomes completely unrecognisable from the exhibition before. I have diverse interests in art, though I tend to find conceptual works or aesthetically intriguing pieces catch my attention. I find myself drawn to Temporary displacement by Louisa Dawson and Rue de I’Hôtel de Ville by Eugene Atet.