Guest Trainers

Martin Bray

Martin Bray



Martin Bray is a renowned and highly sought after international makeup artist based in Barcelona and Sydney. Working in the industry for over 17 years his career has spanned across editorial, numerous Fashion Weeks, television and advertising. Martin has also worked in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Shanghai, Barcelona, New York, Mexico, Beijing and Barcelona. His art can be seen throughout many advertising campaigns and television.

Martin has been the resident Makeup Director for XFactor Australia over the past five years . He has been head of hair and makeup for Australia’s Got  Talent and Dancing With The Stars Special. He was Makeup Director for Pacha live shows in Sydney for the past two years.

Martin is an international educator conducting workshops and lecturing at schools and makeup expos such as IMATS.

His celebrity clients include: Kylie Minogue, Loreen, Kelly Rowland, George Michael, Miranda Kerr, Heather Small (M People), Alexis Jordan, Jen Hawkins, Winter Gordon,  Amanda Lapore, Tina Arena, Ronan Keating, Guy Sebastian, Natalie Bassingthwaite, INXS,  Jimmy Barnes and The Rogue Traders.

His client credits include: Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Sony, Optus, Virgin Atlantic, Camilla, Nespresso, Sydney Casino, Australian Tourism, Myer, Emirates Resorts, Foxtel Lifestyle Channel, Loveable, Deutsche Bank, Mather’s, Absolut Vodka, Blackberry, The Star, Cointreau, Commonwealth Bank and Paspaley Pearls.


Miriam van Cooten




After starting her career in Los Angeles on film and commerical sets, Miriam moved to Europe and the fashion hubs of Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, and Paris where she concentrated on fashion shoots and music videos, working with many celebrities. During this time she frequently jetted across to LA and Miami for fashions and catalogues.

With her roots now firmly in Australia, Miriam established her business, MVC – shaped by the sophistication and elegance of old style Hollywood with a modern twist.

Miriam has worked with clients around the world including many celebrities: musicians Steve Tyler (Aerosmith) and Kate Cebrano and a bevy of actresses and TV personalities: Brooke Shields, Bond girl Famke Janssen, Mariel Hemmingway, Joan Rivers, Ricki Lake, and models Gale Elliot and Megan Gale.

Miriam’s work has featured in the world’s premier fashion magazines, television and print advertising, music video clips, TV and film. Locally Miriam’s work can be seen in advertising, film, video, TV, fashion and Sydney’s bridal magazines.


Pablo Morgade



Pablo is Australia’s number 1 face chart designer!

Pablo has been at MAC cosmetics for the past 6 years , working on the team for fashion events  and runway shows including; Fashion Week NZ 2013, Face chart creator for Fashion Week Australia 2015, body art team for IMATS Australia 2015, Face chart image creator worldwide makeup forum for David Jones stores , X-factor Australia 2015, Australian Next top Model 2016, The Voice Australia 2016 Fashion Week Australia 2016,  Pacha Sydney IVY club with the amazing make up team recreating the theatrical make- up directed by Martin Bray.

“The opportunity to have this space allows me to see all the inspirations around the world created by my face-charts. Definitely great way to learn and share what I love the most.’ #art #makeup

“I have been given the opportunity to satisfy our most prestigious clients like Edwina McCann editor of Vogue Australia and Julie Bishop member of the Australian House of Representatives, among others.”

“I have always kept in mind that with focus, respect and a lot of hard work anyone can achieve their biggest goals.”

“There is no doubt I made the right decision to become a makeup artist. I have enjoyed every minute of the past seventeen years working with makeup, and now I would like to share the tricks and expertise that helped me become the artist I am today”


Kelly Bowman




Agency: Reload Agency

Sydney born, Kelly’s artistic flair and creative eye was seen from a very young age, so the transition into makeup artistry wasn’t a surprise to many around her.

Making her move to the UK, Kelly’s versatility and determination saw her career flourish as she firmly established herself in the European market. She quickly saw herself working on advertising campaigns with Apple Mac, Dove, Herbal Essences, Sainsbury’s & Space NK. She also freelanced alongside one of the most sort after, luxury brands – Hourglass Cosmetics.

Upon her return to Australia, Kelly brings with her invaluable experience and knowledge across all mediums including; fashion, editorial, TV and advertising.

CLIENTS: Sebastian Maison, Muscle Republic, Anchors & Dove, Supre, Telstra, Jane Debster, Baily Nelson, iMute, Cosmopolitan and many more.


Katrina Raftery





Agency: DLM Agency

Katrina began her career as a hairstylist, most notably at the award winning salon “Noddy’s On King” in Sydney’s Newtown. Her natural ability and interest in fashion make-up and hair styling provided an easy introduction into the industry where she has successfully combined the two arts.

Whilst Katrina’s work took her on travels around the globe from Mexico to the Maldives to Los Angeles, in 2003 she decided to move to London to expand her expertise in fashion, beauty and celebrity. She stayed two years during which time  she worked with British Vogue, Eve, Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, New Women, and on supplements such as Saturday Times, Sunday Times, The Guardian and ES Magazine. Her advertising clients included Body Shop, Avon, Puma, Reebok, New Look, BHS and Debenhams. Katrina continues her work here in Sydney on leading brands and labels such as RM Williams, Tigerlily, Nutrimetics, and Paspaley, to name but a few.

Constantly evolving and adapting to the latest trends, Katrina’s individual and distinct style contributes to every shoot and project that she is involved in. Her expertise spans the realms of fashion, beauty, advertising and make-up director for shows and parades.

Katrina has also designed, developed and distributed a new range of hair accessory carry-alls under her own label – KATKIT ROAD.




Caroline Olweny


Caroline is a celebrated international film, fashion and celebrity make-up artist and hair stylist with a long list of credits to her name.

She began working for MAC Canada in 1992, then swapped between MAC in London and Canada until 2007. Caroline has worked on a myriad of celebrities from Usher to Jessica Mauboy and Rogue Traders.

Her work has been published in InStyle and she has worked on film productions such as Matrix Reloaded, Revolutions and the Matrix game.


Rick Connelly


FEATURE FILMS & TV DRAMAS: Ash vs Evel Dead (US TV Series), Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead men tell no tales, Mad Max Fury Road, Wentworth, Wolf Creek 2, the Wolverine, Offspring (Channel 10 TV Series), Crownies (ABC TV Series), Primal, The Clinic, The Pacific (TV Movie Series), The Ruins, Rogue, Jindabyne, Wolf Creek, Cinderella Man, Farscape, Anaconda II, Troy, The Night We Called It A Day, Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions, The Quiet Amercian, Queen of the Damned, Moulin Rouge, Chopper, The Matrix, Dark City.


Sheldon Wade



Sheldon is a leading artist in the Australian TV industry and the Australian and International film arena. He has worked in the industry for over 10 years and specialises in hair and prosthetics, alongside makeup.

FEATURE FILMS: The Matrix 1, 2 & 3, Peter Pan, Star Wars Episode 2, The Nugget, Danny Deckchair, Mad Max Fury, Great Gatsby, Wolverine, Superman Returns, The Sapphires, Farscape

TV DRAMAS: All Saints, Water Rats, Murder Call, Home & Away, Rescue Special Ops, Love Child, Peter Allen – Not the Boy Next Door, The Secret Daughter, Here Come the Habibs

TV SHOWS: Sunrise, Australia’s Next Top Model