I’m delighted to be presenting at Aesthetics, Politics and Histories: The Social Context of Art AAANZ Conference 2018, December 5 – 7 at School of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Panel: Beyond Institutional Critique: Broader Applications of Creative Dissent Convenor: Gabrielle de Vietri, independent artist. Since the 1970s, there has been growing validation of institutional critique… Read more »
I am thrilled to announce I have been invited to speak at Defeating the Myth: Art & Motherhood Forum on Friday 23rd November 7-10pm, hosted by The Art Room. I’m honoured to be included in the discussion with fellow artists Kate Daw and Victoria Reichelt. Many thanks to the excellent work of the hosts, artists and mothers Erika Gofton… Read more »
State of the Union panel 1: Courtesy of the artists – Conditions of creative labour In conjunction with State of the Union exhibition at the Ian Potter Museum, on Tuesday 4 September, 6.00- 7.30pm I will be speaking on a panel discussing the precarious working conditions of Australian artists. Gabrielle de Vietri will convene the discussion with speakers Megan… Read more »
ARTSLOG is an online database that logs the working conditions of visual artists in Australia made by artists for artists. ARTSLOG is run by a small collective of artists in Naarm (Melbourne) as an independent research platform, cofounder by Gabrielle de Vietri and myself. We acknowledge that we meet and work on the land of the… Read more »
Curated by Rachael Haynes and Simone Hine, Converse is a group exhibition of video works by Australia female performance artists at BOXCOPY, Brisbane. The show runs from 14 – 28 July and includes artists Mandy Quadrio, Hannah Raisin, Archie Barry, Barbara Cleveland plus my video Baby gestures 2016. “This exhibition emerged out of conversation about Australian feminist performative artworks and embraces conversation… Read more »
Curator Veronica Caven Aldous has invited me to participate in a public event as part of ACCA’s Unfinished Business exhibition currently on show. You’ve Got a Mouth is an interactive discussion at the Round Table led by Veronica Caven Aldous and a diverse group of artists. During this event, artists will read and discuss their own ideas and statements on… Read more »
I am please to be presenting new research devised and conducted by Jessie Scott, Lizzy Sampson and myself at the Women, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970 symposium as part of Anne Marsh’s Doing Feminism project. We will present our research investigating experiences working as an artist/parent (primary carer) in Australia today including the challenges… Read more »
The Art/Mums Collective has been invited to participate in Anne Marsh‘s residency program as part of Doing Feminism/Sharing the World. Hanna Tai, Gabrielle de Vietri, Clare Rae, Claudia Phares, Eugenia Lim, Jessie Scott, Tai Snaith and myself will live at Norma Redpath House in Parkville for the week from February 5… Read more »
Mouthfeel curated by Megan Fizell including my video Untitled #1 (fish), will travel to University of Massachusetts’ (Dartmouth) Colleague of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery. The exhibition will run from 15 February to 20 March 2018. Information about the university gallery can be found here. More to come! Thanks again to Meg!
I’m thrilled to announce my video, Baby Gestures (2016) will be exhibited at May Spaces’ beautiful black box (video space) from November 28 to December 23. Artists/curator Kent Wilson wrote a catalogue essay to coinside with the show. Thanks also to Art Guide Australia for promoting my work in Art Guide Top Five. You can view information… Read more »
Curator Megan Fizell has included Untitled #1 (fish) into a group show called Kitchen Studio at May Space, Sydney. Artists include Miku Sato, Hana Hoogedeure and Luke O’Donnell, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Hanne Nielsen and Birgit Johnsen, and Ana Prvački. The show runs from October 10 – November 4. More can be found via the gallery’s website. A preview… Read more »
My video Untitled #1 (fish) has been curated into a major group exhibition exploring language at Flux Factory, New York. The show opens Thursday, 6 July from 6 – 9 PM. For more information click here. Inspired by Flux Factory’s location in Queens, NY –the most language-dense area in the world– Tongue Tide explores the multitude of ways… Read more »
I am utrolig (incredibly in Norwegian) excited and honoured to announce that I will be part of A Centre for Everything’s Art / Politics / Action Artist Intensive Residency in the beginning of May. This week long residency is presented by A Centre for Everything and CLIMARTE as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017. Presenters/participants include: Mel Evans… Read more »
Untitled #1 Pregnancy (2014) will be exhibited in a group show at Institut für Alles Mögliche (Institute for Everything), Berlin in March. I have a long history working with this space and am really happy to be involved in this project; big shout out to Ulrike Riebel. For more information about the show click here. Installation view: … Read more »
Post Baby Belly (2015) will be exhibited at Seventh Gallery on the night screen from 10-25 November. Curator and writer Pippa Milne has produced an exhibition catalogue essay to coincide with the show. Please join me at the opening on Wednesday 9 November 6-8pm. For more details visit Seventh gallery’s website here.
I am please to announce that my video Untitled #1 (Origins of Turn Taking) has been shortlisted for the 2016 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award- Open category. Opening night and award announcement will be held on 4 November and the exhibition will run from 29 October – 15 December. For more information about the award, shortlisted artists,… Read more »
Michael Dooney of Jarvis Dooney Galerie Berlin, has curated a group show exploring performance, the body, and photo-media. Titled Spatial Awareness, the exhibition includes works by Clare Rae, Mira Loew, Lin Wei and myself. The two works I am exhibiting are Untitled #1 (Pregnancy) 2014 and Untitled #1 Origins of Turn taking 2015. To coincide with Berlin… Read more »
Curator Clare Needham has included two of my videos into a group exhibition at Stockroom contemporary art space, Kyneton. Untitled #1 (Pregnancy) and Post Baby Belly will be shown alongside works by Catherine Bell, Erika Gofton, Kate Just, Ilona Nelson, Clare Rae, Hanna Tai, Meredith Turnbull and Roma Turnbull-Coulter. The Exhibition opens Saturday 11 June, from… Read more »
I’m so very pleased that Untitled #1 Pregnancy is included in the inaugural MARS Gallery/Melbourne Central Art Loop exhibition with an amazing line up of artists. Screening from March – July 2016 the exhibition will receive a large and diverse audience utilising it’s public space. Many thanks to curator and MARS Gallery Director Andy Dinan. Visit Melbourne Central Art… Read more »
Mouthfeel an exhibition curated by Megan Fizell is traveling to Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Darwin. Running from 9 April – 7 May this group show includes my video The Language Between Us and features works by ELIZABETH WILLING (Lick, 2009), HILLERBRAND & MAGSAMEN (Coffee & Milk: Water Dance, 2005) , HANNAH RAISIN (Rose Garden, 2009)… Read more »
Please click here to access Robert Nelson’s review on video art including my work Untitled #1 pregnancy at MARS gallery, Melbourne.
I am very please to invite you to the opening of my exhibition at MARS Gallery, Melbourne on Saturday 30th January from 3pm-5pm. Untitled # 1 Pregnancy (2014), will be exhibited in the stunning Black Box video space until Saturday 27 February. Simone Hine has kindly written the catalogue essay for this show. Many thanks to… Read more »
Curator Sarah Vandepeer and dLux MediaArts are presenting a selection of ‘Is This Art?’ works at Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and Regional Gallery in Nowra including my video Untitled #1 (fish). The exhibition will run from 6th February – 26th March 2016. Please visit dLux MediaArts and Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and Regional Gallery for more information…. Read more »
My video, Untitled #1 Pregnancy has been curated into a group show by curator and artist Lenine Bourke. The exhibition- Artist Residency in Parenthood at 107 Projects Gallery in Redfern will open 5pm Wednesday 2 February and continue until Sunday 13 February. Part of this project will include a public forum on Saturday 6 February 10:30am-12:30pm consisting… Read more »
Curator Megan Fizell’s exhibition Mouthfeel including my video The foreignness of Language is showing at Queensland University of Technology, Creative Industries Precinct, Parer Place Urban Screens. The group show will screen from 30 November – 10 December, 6.00pm – 9.00pm nightly and includes artist Hannah Raisin (Australian), Hillerbrand+Magsamen (American), Elizabeth Willing (Australian), Martynka Wawrzyniak (Polish, New York-based) and myself. For… Read more »
Becoming Language is a group exhibition at Watch This Space, Alice Springs of new moving image works by Luhsun Tan, Carl Looper and myself decompressing the impossibility of personal portraiture, quantum physics and de-colonialism. My video, Untitled #1 (origins of turn taking) will be included in the show. The exhibition will run from 13 November –… Read more »
Untitled #1 (origins of turn taking) is a new video work exhibited at Bus Projects in November. Please join me at the opening Wednesday 11 November, 6-8pm. The exhibition will continue until 28 November. For more information please visit the Bus Projects website here. Or to view the Facebook event click here. Big shout out to Channon… Read more »
Image via Art Collector My new video Untitled #1 (origins of turn taking) 2015, produced thanks to the generous support of Creative Victoria, is in a solo exhibition at Brenda May Gallery Sydney. Along with the premiere screening of Untitled #1 (pregnancy) 2014, the show will run from 27 October until 21 November. Together these two… Read more »
I was sent a letter by Veronica Caven Aldous inviting me to contribute to an exhibition she was co-curating called F Generation. F Generation: f generation: feminism, art, progressions is a collaborative platform for exploring contemporary feminism art. 2015 marks 40 years since International Women’s Year in 1975. During that year key feminist art events… Read more »
I’m pleased to announce that my new video which has been funded by a new work grant from ArtsVic will be shown in an exhibited titled Location, curated by Laura Hanlon. As per the Critical Animals exhibition info page: Location is a group show that expands the walls of the gallery to envelope a wider context imagining… Read more »
Michael Meneghetti and Melissa Edwards from Channels Festival and Excerpt Magazine have curated an online group show titled Proxemics. The exhibition will run in conjunction with this years festival from 18 September and features video works that investigate body language and personal space by Xanthe Dobbie, Penny Van Hazelberg (Anthony Pomponio), Matto Lucas, Jutta Pryor, Masonik and myself. Click here to view the exhibition. Big shout out the Michael and… Read more »
Untitled #1 (fish) is screening at Video Contemporary as part of Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. Curated by Australian Centre for the Moving Image; Ulanda Blair and Jess Bram. There are six themes; Duality, Constructed Worlds, On Time, Forbearance & Fortitude, Role Play and Material Beings. Untitled #1 (fish) has been curated into Role Play. I feel… Read more »
My video, Untitled #1 Pregnancy (2014) is included in a group show from 18 July-25 July at INSTITUT FÜR ALLES MÖGLICHE, Berlin. The exhibition celebrates the works of artists who have previously exhibited at The institute. For further information about the event: Titel: 25 JAHRE KÜNSTLERHAUS AM ACKER! Time: 18. — 25.07.2015 Opening: July 18. 2015… Read more »
Curator Megan Fizell has included my video The Foreignness of Language into an exhibition titled Mouthfeel at Brenda May Gallery, Sydney. Fizell explains that Mouthfeel is defined as the physical sensations in the mouth created by food or drink. The objective of this exhibition is to stimulate a synaesthetic response in the viewer through the observation of these… Read more »
Curated by Vanessa Fraser of dLux MediaArts, Untitled #1 (fish) is included in a special Art Month edition of IS THIS ART? Exploring the theme of Language, this screening will take place at Artereal Gallery, Sydney. dLux Media Arts media release: Celebrating the annual Art Month festival, Artereal Gallery and dLux MediaArts have joined forces… Read more »
dLux Media Arts has included one of my performance videos into a show as part of the Spectrum Now Festival, Sydney titled Double-D Scape. The event will run from 6-9 pm on Thursday 12th March at Tortuga Studios: 31 Princes Highway, St Peters NSW 2044. For more information see the dLux website and Tortuga Studios. Big thanks to… Read more »
Curator Paul Greenaway and Brenda May Galley (Sydney) have included Untitled # 1, Pregnancy (2014) as part of a video platform for Art Stage Singapore titled Video Stage. Running from 22 – 25 January 2015, Art Stage Singapore is the leading art fair in Asia. Video Stage will include forty artists works made between 2013 to the present. Half the artists come… Read more »
Invited by curator Nikki Walkerden, Breaking Control is a media art exhibition including my video The language between us and works by Jill Scott and Bryden Williams. The exhibition will be held at a new artist run project space opening in the Blue Mountains called West, by Modern Art Projects (MAP), which will present a range of contemporary art projects. The exhibition… Read more »
In Motion (kinetic art and moving image) is a projection and performance night on Saturday 22 November from 7.30-9.30pm curated by Sally Clarke from Airspace Projects, Sydney. Supported by the Marrickville Council, this event is organised across a number of spaces so visitors can walk down Junction Street between 7.30-9.30pm to experience a variety of video and performance art including… Read more »
Artist and curator Kawita Vatanayankur has invited two of my performance videos into an exhibition with Palestinian video artist Sharif Waked at The Ferry Gallery in Bangkok. The gallery is a public contemporary art space on a privately owned ferry operating on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. To learn more about… Read more »
I have received an Arts Victoria grant for the production of a new body of work in 2015 titled Language acquisition; learning through conversations. This grant will enable me to research, develop and create a new series using HD video to explore the origins of turn taking in conversation to investigate how humans are socialised through learning a… Read more »
I’m thrilled to announce that Untitled #1 Shohre, Persian has been shortlisted for the 52nd Fisher’s Ghost Art Award part of Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. I’m honoured to be shortlisted with artists such as Eugenia Raskopoulos (whose work I wrote about in my masters thesis), Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Heath Franco and Britt Salt, among others. The exhibition… Read more »
A series of my performative videos have been curated into a solo exhibition at Parer Place Urban Screens- Queensland University of Technology’s Creative Industries Precinct. Flawed Symmetry: Finding a voice will run from 6 -12 October (except 9 October) from 6.30 – 9.30pm nightly. To find out more about the exhibition including a statement about the… Read more »
My video, The language between us is in a solo show at NCCA – Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin. Exhibition opens Thursday 18 September 6-8pm and runs until 11 October 2014. For more information and to visit the gallery’s website click here.
Three of my performance videos will be exhibited at FILE Festival: Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In its 15th edition, my work will be screened as part of FILE Video Art. The festival includes interactive performances, installations, video art, net and sound art, plus games design. The festival runs from 26 August until 5 October…. Read more »
In the final venue for the Experimenta Speak to Me national tour, my video The Foreignness of Language will travel to Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo. The exhibition will be held from 10 August – 9 November 2014. For more information please visit Experimenta or Western Plains Cultural Centre.
dLux Media Arts, Artereal Gallery and Rozelle Contemporary Art Precinct present Untitled #1 (fish) as part of IS THIS ART? An exhibition at Artereal Gallery, 6 August 2014, 6pm – 8pm. dLux Media Arts media release: Showcasing the latest and finest in new media art, IS THIS ART? is a ground breaking quarterly screening program of moving image works that… Read more »
I’m Trying to Talk to You is a group exhibition curated by Roberta Rich and includes the first Melbourne screening of my video The Language Between Us. Please join me at the opening on Thursday 10 July from 6pm-8pm at The Substation. The other artists in the show are Ka-Yin Kwok, Justine Makdessi, and Roberta Rich. … Read more »
My video Untitled #1 (fish) 2011 has won 2014 Head On Photo Festival Multimedia Award. The finalists of this award are currently exhibited at Brenda May Gallery, Sydney until 7 June. Click here for more information about the exhibition and here to view the finalists work on display at Brenda May gallery, or visit the Head on festival… Read more »
Experimenta Speak to Me including my video The foreignness of language, will travel to Albury Library Museum as part of its national tour. The exhibition will open 17 May- 13 July. Visit Albury Library Museum website or Experimenta website for more information.
A selection of my videos will be included in a video program for Month of Performance Art, Berlin. In conjunction with INSTITUT FÜR ALLES MÖGLICHE, the event is called Direct Action and will run from 23- 25 May. To find out more visit Month of Performance Art and INSTITUT FÜR ALLES MÖGLICHE.
Please join me at One Night Only in Oslo for the screening of The language between us on Monday 12 May at 8pm. For more information visit One Night Only’s website.
One of my videos has been shortlisted for the 2014 Head On Multimedia Award. It’s all very hush hush as I’m not allowed to say which one. Finalists will be announced opening night of the festival- 16 May at the Paddington Town Hall, Sydney. To find out more about Head On festival please click here The Multimedia… Read more »
The Language Between Us will be exhibited at Perth Centre for Photography (PCP) in April. The exhibition opens Thursday 3 April at 6pm. Opening guests include Phillip Goldswain Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, The University of Western Australia. EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, 4 April 2014 – Sunday, 5 May 2014. FLOOR TALK: Artist talks will be held… Read more »
Experimenta Speak to Me, 5th International Biennial of Media Art opens at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, on 7 April. The exhibition will run from 7 April – 2 May 2014 and will be located at The Block. My video- The foreignness of language, is included in this travelling exhibition. To find out more about the exhibition including the exhibition… Read more »
I am delighted to announce I have been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s commendation for masters excellence for my thesis Finding a voice: An exploration of the impact of language acquisition on identity using self-portraiture performance video, which I completed at Monash university (faculty Art Design and Architecture). Each faculty nominates only one masters research student per year, so the nomination is… Read more »
My masters thesis Finding a voice: An exploration of the impact of language acquisition on identity using self-portraiture performance video, has been nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Master’s Excellence at Monash University. Only one masters research students thesis is nominated each year, per faculty. I am honoured to be nominated, it is an acknowledgement… Read more »
I am thrilled to announce that I have received an ArtStart grant for 2014. This grant will assist with (forthcoming) exhibitions at Perth Centre for Photography, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (Darwin) and One Night Only (Oslo, Norway). Furthermore, curator and writer Jared Davis will produce a catalogue essay for the exhibition at Perth Centre… Read more »
A selection of my masters video works have been shortlisted for the Linden Art Prize at the Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts. Including The Foreignness of Language, The Language Between Us and Untitled #1 (fish). EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, 21 February 2014 – Sunday, 30 March 2014 Judges: Kirsten Paisley – Director SAM Lesley Alway –… Read more »
Endelig! (‘Finally!’ in Norwegian) In November 2013 I received a Master of Fine Art (Research), graduating with first class honours, from Monash University. Thesis: Finding a voice: An exploration of the impact of language acquisition on identity using self-portraiture performance video. I thoroughly enjoyed working with my supervisor Peta Clancy and am very grateful for… Read more »
The Foreignness of Language is included in Perspektiva 2.0 at College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney. Curated by Atanas Djonov, Alison Groves and Peter Humble, the show runs for one night only on 25 August 2013. Installation view
My video, The Foreignness of Language which is part of Experimenta 5th International Biennial of Media Art- Speak to me, will travel to Bendigo Art Gallery from 7 September until 13 October 2013. Click here for more information about the exhibition
My work and profile was featured in The A-Z of Contemporary Art, episode 2 L-Z, on ABC TV Australia, presented by Andrew Frost (2013). You can find my work under “V for video.” Click here to watch a trailer for the series
Experimenta Speak to me 5th International Biennial of Media Art is an official event of the 2013 International Symposium of Electronic Art and will tour to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, from 8 June – 21 August 2013. My video The Foreignness of Language is part of the Biennial and will be screened at ISEA 2013…. Read more »
The Language Between Us is included in a group show at INSTITUT FUR ALLES MOGLICHE, Berlin. Titled Direct action, the exhibition is part of Month of Performance Art in May. Click here for more information or visit Month of Performance Berlin.
The Language Between Us will be exhibited at Firstdraft ARI in Sydney, opening 30 January 2013. Click here for more information about the exhibition and here for gallery details. (Image: video still)
I am excited to announce that The Foreignness of Language has won Best video at the Centre for Contemporary Photography 2012 Kodak Salon. I am especially pleased because two colleagues of mine, Dianna Wells and Linda Wachtel also won awards; Gitzo Best Landscape Image and JCP Studios and Fini Frames Best Architectural Image, respectively. Click here… Read more »
I am ecstatic that my video The Foreignness of Language has been shortlisted for the Substation Contemporary Art Prize. The show opens on Friday 21 September and will run until 21 October.
Finding a Voice will be exhibited in a solo show at Felt Space ARI in Adelaide from 5 September to 22 September 2012. The exhibition will open 5 September at 6pm. Click here for more information: The thousands
One Night Only ARI in Oslo, Norway will exhibit The Foreignness of Language in a solo show on 3 September 2012. Click here for more information about the exhibition and gallery. (Image: installation view)
Jared Davis has curated my video The Foreignness of Language into an exhibition called Narrative threads- video art program as part of Speak to me Experimenta 5th International Biennial of Media Art. This biennial will launch at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne on Thursday 13 September 2012 at 7pm. The exhibition will run from 14 September â€“… Read more »
Finding a Voice will be included as part of Videoholica 2012 International Video Art Festival 5th Edition in Varna, Bulgaria. The festival will run from 30 July – 3 August 2012. For more information and to view or download the program please click here
Strange loop is a curated exhibition screening at MIA (Moving Image Art) in California, USA including my video The Foreignness of Language on 27 July 2012 at 7pm For more information about the screening and gallery location please click here
Screen Space will exhibit Finding a Voice from 29 June – 11 August 2012. Please join me for the exhibition opening on Thursday 28 June, 6pm – 8pm. Media Release Click here for more information
Virion is a video art traveling exhibition curated by Brisbane based Rachael Parsons, which was established in 2010. The aim of this biennial exhibition platform is to give artists the opportunity to show their work to a diversity of audiences, across a variety of public sites around Australia and New Zealand. As part of the… Read more »
Curated by Alicia Renew, Finding a Voice will be exhibited as part of a screening program at Monash University Art Design and Architecture Gallery (MADA Gallery), Caulfield, Melbourne. (Image: video still)
Peloton, together with Sydney College of the Arts, are collaborating for a special off-site exhibition coinciding with the Rozelle Contemporary Art Precinct (RCAP) launch. My video The Foreignness of Language will be exhibited by Peloton on the SCA campus. Click here for more information about RACP The exhibition will run from 1 March – 30… Read more »
After returning from a research residency at Monashâ€™s Prato (Italy) campus, a group of my fellow researchers and I have organised an exhibition of our research work produced during the residency. My video Untitled #1 (fish) will be included in this show. The exhibition will be held from 16 February – 6 March in the… Read more »
For sale, is a group show my video The Foreignness of Language has been curated into by Michael Meneghetti from Propaganda Window and will be screened at Federation Square (big screen), Melbourne during December 2011. For more information about screening times please click here
Please join me for the opening of The Foreignness of Language at Bus Projects, Melbourne on Tuesday 27 September from 6pm – 8pm. The show will run from 27 September – 15 October 2011 in the Screen Space. Click here for more information
My photographic series Strangers to Ourselves will be exhibited in a solo show at Queensland Centre for Photography from 2 April – 1 May 2011. To read more about the work and exhibition details please click here
Strangers to Ourselves will be exhibited at C3 Contemporary Art Space at the beautiful Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne. Please join me for the opening night 2 February 6pm – 8pm. Exhibition runs from 2 February – 20 February 2011.