The sociocreative trust is formed of four artists and friends Susie Anderson, Melissa Delaney, Beck Pope & Gemma Robertson. Currently living in different corners of the globe, the trust is inspired by the desire to connect beyond imaginable borders. SCT uses the strength of ideas and process to make their own rhythms and to create a world of value through their collaborations.
For Melissa, sociocreative trust formed from a connection with the other members after they met working together at RMIT University. What at first seemed like an unlikely group, after time and working and playing together, the trust formed to bring together the valued experience and views of each of the members. In addition to a rich experience of experimental art practice, Melissa was exploring wellness studies including meditation, nutrition and yoga which coincides with her interests in the slow movement, in food, in food systems, and influences the way she works with others. Melissa is keen to always make her own time, and also values those small moments. For her, some of the most important work happens within an intimate space.
Susie is a writer based in Sydney. Her practice is concerned with the distances between place, people and culture, themes she explores through poetry and non-fiction, and occasionally other art forms. In 2018 she received the inaugural Emerging Writers Festival and State Library of Victoria Fellowship. In 2016 she undertook a residency at the Banff Centre in Canada and was a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow in 2014. Her writing is forthcoming or has appeared in Artlink, un magazine, Runway Magazine, Rabbit Poetry Journal, Australian Book Review, Alien She, The Lifted Brow and Voiceworks.
Based in regional Victoria, Gemma is an arts facilitator who has worked across Australia, Scotland and Aotearoa New Zealand. She is fascinated by human identity, the wonder of random connections and finding beauty in the every day. Also intrigued by how we manage ourselves, Gemma sits on the boards of a visual arts philanthropic fund and a disability services provider.
Beck is an Arts Manager. She thrives in small, miscellaneous settings, connecting people towards co-creating and making sense of the world through translating ideas into real projects. She currently works at RMIT University in Melbourne mentoring students with delivering their extracurricular ideas and activities. Beck loves to discuss and explore art, cultural diversity, emerging technology, emotional and social sustainability and wellness.