OUR TEAM

The Art Mulch team all practice Art and love. They are sharing this practice with the world. They are amazing people who stand for others fun and freedom by committing their time, skills and life to making the world more colourful.

 
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Mitch Lagos - Creative director

Mitch believes in creativity as healing, truth and love. His one of a kind journey started very young, in theatre, and has taken him around the world. He has a BA (1st hons) Musical Theatre from Lasalle College in Singapore, being grateful to receive the Lasalle Award for academic excellence, topping his faculty.

Following study, he’s worked professionally as an actor, singer, dancer, musician, composer, director, writer, underwear model, visual artist and film maker. Some highlights include Tranformer’s Live Show; Pangdemonium’s Rent (Benny); SRT’s Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt); SRT’s Treasure Island (O’Brien/Billy) and his own channel MITCH LAGOS TV.

Currently, he writes, directs and performs for the popular kids entertainment group Hi-5. Mitch has big ambitions for the world and is fulfilling them. Included in this is Art Mulch. He is the possibility of great change and with his education and life experience behind him, he is an unstoppable force.

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Melissa gan - Co creator

Originally from Singapore, Melissa is a versatile performer whose professional credits span across musical theatre, opera, children’s shows and immersive theatre, as well as film and corporate/commercial dance events. She holds a BA in Musical Theatre from Lasalle College of the Arts. 

Melissa first began her Art Mulch journey in Singapore with Mitch, where they hosted several creativity parties in 2016. She is passionate about seeing others gain joy by unlocking their creativity, and is thrilled to continue sharing the Art Mulch experience here in Melbourne, both in person and on social media. .

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Rian howlett - Venue

Rian is a multi-disciplinary artist, producer and curator. Born in Hong Kong in 1993. He has performed across and Australia and the world. Highlights include: featuring in Channel 10’s The Wrong Girl; dancing in Neon Laneway in Melbourne’s White Night and Perth’s winter Lights Festival; and opening and programming works for The Fireside, a performance space and production house in Melbourne’s CBD.

He graduated from the three year BA in Acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2015 and now specialises in fantastical work, which tickles the imagination through movement, text and visual spectacle.

He has a background in devising new work and performed in sold out seasons of I Can Breathe Underwater (Lead actor) and Talk Dirty to Me (Choreographer, Principal Dancer) within Perth’s Fringeworld. He has written, directed and performed in two Australian tours of his own work, taking MOLT: The Museum Of Lost Things from coast to coast and bringing his next project, 2 Animals {that don’t traditionally get along} from Melbourne to Adelaide.

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Alex O'Connell - Accessibility Officer

Alex is a disabled musician and visual artist who has let her creative side sit idle for too long. ArtMulch has inspired her to get back into the swing of things. 

Having multiple chronic invisible illnesses, she understands the importance of accessibility in the arts, and is passionate about making ArtMulch an inclusive and welcoming space for everyone wanting to participate. 

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CADENCE  - SAFETY OFFICER

Cadence has a passion for singing, making music, and releasing her inner child through art. She aims to make Art Mulch a safe, consensual and inclusive space for everyone regardless of gender, race, ability or sexual identity. Cadence brings her experience in being on the committee of a musical society, and being part of theme camp organisation for festivals. 

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MARK CONROY - QUARTERMASTER

Mark has been a passionate advocate for creativity throughout his life, encompassing enthusiastic participation in community theatre and choirs, and many, many bands. He makes sure his house is always full of musical instruments and equipment and is keen for a jam at a moment’s notice. He seeks to enable everyday people to recognise their power to create and change the world, through progressive political activism and empowering creative projects like Art Mulch. He is currently studying sound engineering and dabbling with his housemates in permaculture, with a view to eventually creating a permanent, sustainable musical/artistic space for education and creative exploration. He is one half of the psychedelic folk band ‘Beastfolk’, and spends lots of time busking on the streets of Melbourne.