Jessie Ray is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and performer. Founder and Director of Art Party, Jessie has a keen interest in uncovering local artists across all disciplines, spaces, festivals, ideas and genres and promoting them to allow self-sufficient creators and a connected community. She has been painting since she was 7, writing poetry and prose since she was 12 and has a deep belief in the healing power of the artistic process no matter the life situation. She will be writing a weekly column for Kaleido to cover local space, initiatives and events that are coming to life in Sydney. If you see her, hug her.