Joseph Douglas, aka Joey Leigh Wagtail, is a Dunghutti/Gumbaynggirr man hailing from South West Rocks who has been playing and writing music since high school. Coming from a lineage of musicians, Douglas has developed an eclectic style that continues to evolve.
The Powerhouse Generations Fellowship connects artists with established industry experts and mentors, to pass on intergenerational knowledge and create pathways in the music industry. Between November 2022 and April 2023, Douglas was in residence at Powerhouse to develop his music and explore instruments in the collection.
The Generations Fellowship connects artists with established industry experts and mentors, to pass on intergenerational knowledge and create pathways in the music industry. Established in 2020, this is a partnership between Create NSW, Powerhouse and Australian music management and touring company, Astral People.
Valued at $100,000, the Fellowship supports three early career solo artists or groups to carry out six months of professional development. Each Fellow is provided with $25,000 in financial support, and in-kind support in the form of studio space at Powerhouse Ultimo or Powerhouse Castle Hill, with industry mentoring and networking facilitated by Astral People throughout each residency.