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The Artist Files

Abdul Abdullah

As the son of a sixth-generation Australian and a Malaysian Muslim, Abdullah describes himself as an "outsider among outsiders" and through his work, offers a unique perspective on Australian culture and what it means to be a young Australian Muslim.

Angela Tiatia

Multimedia artist, Angela Tiatia explores contemporary culture, drawing attention to its relationship to representation, gender, neo-colonialism and the commodification of the body and place.

Benjamin Forster

Benjamin Forster is a 'miscellaneous' artist who works primarily with programming and technology.

Connie Anthes

Visual artist working in painting, ceramics and installation.

Craig Walsh

Craig Walsh is primarily interested in hybrid and site-specific projects and the exploration of alternative contexts for contemporary art.

Dan Elborne

Toowoomba (Qld) based artist, Dan Elborne creates ceramic installations, which draw from varying points of personal experience and significance.

Dani Marti

Currently based in Cessnock NSW and works across video, installation and public art.

Deborah Kelly

Socially and politically engaged artist Deborah Kelly works across collaboration, collage and performative interventions.

Frank & Mimi

Brisbane-based public artists, Emily Devers and Rick Hayward collaborate as Frank & Mimi.

Heath Franco

Recipient of the 2015 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging)

Hiromi Tango

The art of Hiromi Tango responds organically from one project to the next, exploring neuroscientific concepts through sculptural and performative practices.

James Tylor

James Tylor’s work focuses largely on Australia's 19th century history and its continual effect on present day issues surrounding cultural identity.

Julie Gough

An acclaimed artist, writer and curator, Julie Gough's research and art practice involves uncovering and re-presenting subsumed and conflicting histories, often referring to her own and her family’s experiences as Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

Justene Williams

Justene Williams is a Sydney artist whose work encompasses video, photography and performance.

Justin Shoulder

Interdisciplinary artist Justin Shoulder is particularly known for his spectacular performances that developed within the underground context of Sydney's queer performance scene.

Khaled Sabsabi

Multi-media and installation artist

Lauren Brincat

Best known for her task-based performances, Lauren Brincat was formally trained in painting, and considers Art as her first language and English as her second.

Lawrence English

Brisbane based artist, composer and curator, Lawrence English works primarily with sound, and considers the body as part of the equation for listening.

Lindy Lee

Lindy Lee is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists, with a career spanning three decades in Australia and internationally.

Mason Kimber

Perth-born artist Mason Kimber is interested in the idea of ‘architectural memory’ and works with oil on canvas and traditional fresco techniques.

Mikala Dwyer

Mikala Dwyer’s practice is developed through a series of evolving projects, connecting personal biography, site-specificity and research into theories of the occult and alchemy.

Nadeena Dixon

Nadeena Dixon is a Wiradjuri, Yuin and Gadigal (Dharug -Boorongberigal clan) multi-disciplinary artist incorporating textiles, short video, photography and animation.

Nell

Born in Maitland, New South Wales, Nell’s work deals with birth, sex and death understood through physical experiences of impermanence.

Nicole Monks

A Wajarri Yamatji woman from Western Australia, Nicole Monks is a transdisciplinary artist and designer of Aboriginal, Dutch and English heritage.

Olga Cironis

Czech/Greek Australian artist, Olga Cironis examines notions of belonging, cultural globalisation, appropriated histories and accepted attitudes on belonging in the Australian cultural and social landscape.

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Paul Yore

Paul Yore is a Melbourne based artist exploring queer culture, politics and homo-eroticism.

Phaptawan Suwannakudt

Contemporary artist from Thailand, presently based in Sydney, working across tapestry and painting.

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran

Currently based in Lidcombe, Western Sydney, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran's multi-disciplinary practice spans sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing and installation.

Sally Smart

Sally Smart has long been concerned with the feminine identity from both a contemporary and historical perspective.

Salote Tawale

Salote Tawale is known for work that draws on her personal experience of race, class, ethnicity and gender while growing up in suburban Australia.

Sarah Goffman

Sarah Goffman is an Australian contemporary artist whose works often involve her reuse of everyday consumable items, transforming discarded objects into socially engaged installations and assemblages.

Suzann Victor

Dr Suzann Victor produces public artworks and installations that respond to space and architecture with distinctive forms and ideas including kinetic works that move in space, and are themselves, moving experiences.

Tarryn Gill

Western Australian based multidisciplinary artist, Tarryn Gill makes artworks spanning the mediums of sculpture, installation, photography, film, drawing, set and costume design and performance.

Tess Allas

Curator and writer working in the field of Aboriginal art and cultural practice.

TextaQueen

Renowned for her work using the humble felt-tip marker, TextaQueen explores politics of sexuality, gender, and race, examining how visual and popular culture inform personal identity and the influence of ethno-cultural and colonial legacies on these dynamics.

Tim Silver

Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Tim Silver has been exhibiting internationally for more than a decade.

Tom Moore

Born in Canberra and currently based in Adelaide, Tom Moore creates fantastical glass sculptures that are unconventional, compelling and technically rigorous.

Tony Albert

Tony Albert (b. 1981, Townsville, Australia) weaves together personal and collective histories to create his unique assemblage works.

Wendy Sharpe

Contemporary Australian figurative painter, Wendy Sharpe is the recipient of numerous awards, grants and travelling scholarships.