The Last Bureau is a media production company based in Katoomba, NSW, Australia.
The company is currently listed on the MTNS MADE website and provides written and audio-visual skills and services to the Blue Mountains and greater Mid West of Sydney regions and communities, reaching as far as Kandos, Rylstone, Lithgow, Bathurst and Mudgee.
The company directors are Solange Kershaw and Damian Castaldi. While Solange combines her artistic practice in sound design and composition, with a knack for coding to create funky, unexpected projects, Damian is into sound, rhythm and digital media and has a knack for combining and making things.
The Last Bureau brings together their passion for art, music, education and technology and is motivated by their combined practices in creative programming, web development, audiovisual installation, interface design, sound design and music production.
They collaborate with artists, writers, musicians, photographers, educators, programmers and producers and have most recently worked with: Varuna the Writers House, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Full Kit Collective, Tin Collective, Purple Learning, Portable Studios, the University of Technology Sydney, Electrofringe and individual Blue Mountains writers Vanessa Kirkpatrick, Mark O'Flynn, Amanda Kaye, Emma Brazil and Craig Billingham on their recent project Whispering Trees, supported by the Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust Cultural Grants Program 2014.
A selection of their previous audio projects can be heard on their artist's website at: http://sodacake.com/listen/
Previously Solange and Damian have worked, broadcast, collaborated and exhibited with; ABC Radio National, ABC Classic FM, the Museum of Sydney, DLux Media Arts, The Performance Space, ANAT (Australian Network for Art & Technology), CMAI (Center for Media Arts and Innovation), ACMA (Australian Computer Music Association), Serial Space (Anyplace), Loop Space Gallery, Sounds Australia, Octapod Association, Sydney College of the Arts, Artspace (Sydney), Government House Historic Houses Trust, Villa Alba Trust, the Loft Gallery UTS, RubyAyre Gallery, UNSW Cofa (the University of NSW, College of Fine Arts), the University of Newcastle, Renew Newcastle, Raw Space, ToosNeger Studio, IRCAM, Radio France, Deep Wireless (festival of radio and transmission art, Toronto), Next Wave Down Under BAM (Next Wave Festival, New York), CCCB (Center de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona), ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art).
If you would like to contact us directly via email you can find us at: info[at]thelastbureau.com
Our individual Resumes are available on request.
Thank you for visiting the Last Bureau, Solange & Damian