Get to know the Neo Ambassador crew with some key stats, and enjoy the character profile pics that talented member, Madeleine Coates, created for the team!

photo: Madeleine Coates.

Name: Madeleine

Nickname: Maddy, Mads

Age: 16

Favourite Artist: Audra Auclair, Agnes Cecile, Malcolm Liepke, Alphonse Mucha, Victoria Gedvillas... too many!

Favourite Art Form: Drawing/painting

Favourite Colour: Navy blue

Favourite Part About Neo: Just being immersed in the gallery environment and being part of the art scene

Hobbies: Making art, reading, playing video games

Favourite Musician/Genre: Japanese indie rock/city pop

Inspiration: All of my favourite artists

Favourite Movie: Anything Studio Ghibli

Favourite Quote: Don't have one :-(

You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with said elephant? Become best friends with the elephant (nevermind the logistics!)

photo: Madeleine Coates.

Name: Cleopatra

Nickname: Cleo

Age: 16

Favourite Artist: Ben Quilty

Favourite Art Form: Dance or watercolour painting

Favourite Colour: Pink

Favourite Part About Neo: The social aspect and the people.

Hobbies: Spending time with my friends and family

Favourite Musician/Genre: Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Inspiration: My Family and the people around me

Favourite Movie: High School Musical

Favourite Quote: “The purpose of our lives is to be happy”. – Dalai Lama

You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with said elephant? I would keep it and make my own zoo, in my backyard.

photo: Madeleine Coates.

Name: Charlotte Lockwood

Nickname: Lottie, Charlottie, Clottie

Age: 13

Favourite Artist: Monet

Favourite Part About Neo: Holding the Neo nights and seeing our ideas being put into reality

Hobbies: hockey, playing saxophone and piano, performing arts, musical theatre, creating art

Favourite Musician/Genre: Favourite musician: Lauren Daigle and Favourite Genre: Contemporary

Favourite Quote: why fit in when you were born to stand out. - Dr Seuss

Favourite Movie: The Greatest Showman or Les Miserables

You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with said elephant: Eat it (because it would cost a lot to maintain)

photo: Madeleine Coates.

Name: Elizabeth

Nickname: Lizzie

Age: 16

Favourite Artist: Nathan Ferlazzo or Hokusai

Favourite Art Form: Photography or painting

Favourite Colour: Red

Favourite Part About Neo: Meeting new people and immersing myself in the gallery

Hobbies: Photography, chemistry, reading, music

Favourite Musician/Genre: Bastille, indie/rock

Inspiration: Marianne Curley, Dan Reynolds or Amelia Earhart

Favourite Movie: I don't have one particular favourite, maybe Brother Bear

Favourite Quote: "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about dancing in the rain."

You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with said elephant?: Move to the country and inconspicuously raise the elephant

photo: Madeleine Coates.

Name: Remii Clare Murray

Nickname: Remski

Age: 14

Favourite Artist: Vincent Van Gogh

Favourite Art Form: acrylic paint

Favourite Colour: blue

Favourite Part About Neo: All of the fun activities

Hobbies: Painting

Favourite Musician/Genre: Conan Gray

Inspiration: My Mum

Favourite Movie: Call me by your name

Favourite Quote: Rock and roll is not dead - yungblud

You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with said elephant? I would try to keep the elephant to the best of my ability.

photo: Madeleine Coates.

Name: Ezra Lockwood

Nickname: Ez, Ezy, or C.C.

Age: 14 years, 11 months, 20 days, 19 hours, 13 minutes, and 30 seconds or watching all 11 main Star Wars movies approximately 6352 times consecutively.

Favourite Artist: Pablo Picasso

Favourite Art Form: Architecture and Cubism

Favourite Colour: Blue

Favourite Part About Neo: The unique and bright experiences

Hobbies: Clarinet, Painting, Cycling, Gaming, and a little bit motorbiking.

Favourite Musician/Genre: J.Williams is my favourite composer and I like the Contemporary genre.

Inspiration: Bold and sharp shapes, a match of dark & light colours, and sound.

Favourite Movie: Star Wars

Favourite Quote: “I can do all things through he gives me strength”

You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with the said elephant? I would ride it to school and then take it to Africa to release it. Technically this isn’t giving it away.

photo: Madeleine Coates.

Name: Claire Chessman

Nickname: bee, weeb

Age: 18

Favourite Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Favourite Art Form: Realism

Favourite Colour: Green

Favourite Part About Neo: Being able to see different forms of art being produced/involving young people

Hobbies: Painting, gaming

Favourite Musician/Genre: Favourite musician is too hard, but i like indie.alternative music

Inspiration: My friends

Favourite Movie: Rocky horror picture show!

You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with said elephant? I would give it the best life i can and try obtain a friend for them!

photo: Madeleine Coates.

Name: Hayden

Age: 16

Favourite Artist: idk ahahahah

Favourite Art Form: Architecture

Favourite Colour: Lime

Favourite Part About Neo: Opportunities for everyone to get engaged!!

Hobbies: Graphic design, photography, travelling

Favourite Musician/Genre: Songs in foreign languages

Inspiration: Travel magnets, insightful photographs, elegant fonts

Favourite Movie: can't think of specific one but a lot of LGBT+ movies are lit!!

Favourite Quote: "Take the road less travelled."

You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with said elephant? I would raise awareness of endangered animals in general by fostering it into an internet personality.

photo: Madeleine Coates.

Name: Perry

Nickname: isn’t my name short enough?

Age: 15

Favourite Artist: Gary Winogrand

Favourite Art Form: Photography

Favourite Colour: Blue

Favourite Part About Neo: How do I choose?

Hobbies: Photography

Favourite Musician/Genre: Shoffy or Peach Pit

Favourite Movie: Crazy Rich Asian’s lmao

Favourite Quote: “Be who you want to be, unless you want to be a serial killer in which case please give up on your dreams” ~Unknown

You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with said elephant? I would embrace my luck and train it as my guard “dog” and life companion :)

photo: Madeleine Coates.

Name: Claudia Montaigne

Nickname: Claudie

Age: 14

Favourite Artist: Leonardo Da Vinci

Favourite Art Form: Performing arts

Favourite Colour: Yellow

Favourite Part About Neo: The art workshops and the badge making

Hobbies: Digital art, Photography

Favourite Musician/Genre: Aurora

Inspiration: My friends and family

Favourite Movie: Parasite- It's got beautiful shots

Favourite Quote: Here comes the sun, and I say it's alright- The Beatles

You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with said elephant? I would take it to its natural habitat and let it be free in the wild.

Name: Georgia

Nickname: G

Age: 17

Favourite Artist: Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Favourite Art Form: music

Favourite Colour: green

Favourite Part About Neo: Interactions with people

Hobbies: Watching movies and dancing

Favourite Musician/Genre: Tash Sultana

Inspiration: Russel Brand

Favourite Movie: Pitch Perfect

You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with said elephant? Release it back to its home