Artists & Designers
Fergo Plastic Projections® is working within a network of well experienced and talanted graphic designers and artists. This is to offer you a wide range of options regarding your customized fergo®.
Fergo Plastic Projections® is also proud to present original indigenous designs from Tanya Ellis. Some of her work is now for sale in our Stock Shop.
BIOGRAPHY: TANYA ELLIS
Has grown up in the western suburbs of Sydney. Tanya first started off as an artist in a community screen printing co-op called Garage Graphics, after leaving high school at the age of 16. Following this, Tanya studied Visual Arts at the Eorea Centre for 2 &1/2 years working in the mediums of photography, copper work, painting drawing and woodwork. Tanya had to terminate her studies to be full time carer for her Mother who had been injured in a car accident.
For the next three years, Tanya juggled the full time care of her Mother, with her work in the community as an artist in residence in Western Metropolitan Sydney. In 1992, Tanya joined the dance troupe Gamilaroi. After this, along with two other associates, Tanya formed her own dance troupe Pemol Kudjari, remaining the driving force behind the company for 4 years.
In 1996, Tanya began working with childrens theatre company, REM theatre, working consistently as a performer and then technician with the Company. During this period Tanya was the recipient of a training program grant through the Australia Council for the Arts. Her work with this company resulted in her touring with a number of productions both Nationally and Internationally, ably acting at the same time as a cultural ambassador for the Company as well as Australia.
All through this period Tanya continued her first passion painting and drawing and she still maintained her community artist in residence base producing many works for community groups such as womens health centre and youth groups.
Tanyas incorporated her skills as an artist, when she produced her own designs for costumes and body painting for productions such as The Kookaburra Who Stole The Moon, Buralga and Totem Music and live art in a production called Kicking Up the Dust.
Her growing experience in all aspects of presentation and design, lead to her being invited to join an International project with the famed inflatable French Puppet Company Plasticiens Volants. With this company she toured widely throughout Europe and Australia.
Her long term association with David Ferguson, initially through REM theatre and separately on numerous other projects, has now developed into a new phase where Tanya is creating indigenous designs for Fergo Plastic Projections.