RISING’s Artist in Residence Jim White (Dirty Three, Springtime, The Double) and the Cretan laouto (lute) player and singer Giorgos Xylouris. Xylouris White has released four albums produced by Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto. A founding member of seminal Australian group Dirty Three, White’s drumming mastery has led him to work with artists including Cat Power, Bill Callahan, Mary Margaret O’Hara and Ed Kuepper.
Xylouris is part of a multi-generational family of virtuoso Cretan musicians. Xylouris and White have taken their instruments, which normally play supporting roles, to new territories as melodic leads.
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.