Fayen d'Evie, Amelia Wallin, Tamsen Hopkinson, Bryan Phillips, Holly Craig, Katie West, Thea Jones, Georgia Hutchison, Pip Wallis, Benjamin Hancock, Lizzie Boon, James Nguyen and Andy Butler
“Carmen Papalia, Open Access: Accessibility As Temporary, Collectively-Held Space, 2020”
Fayen d'Evie is an artist and writer, born in Malaysia, raised in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Fayen advocates blindness as a critical position that radically agitates ocularnormative biases, offering methods for navigating intersensory conversations, the tangible and intangible, hallucination, uncertainty, the precarious, the invisible, and the concealed. With artist Katie West, Fayen co-founded the Museum Incognita, which activates collective readings of neglected and obscured histories.
Amelia Wallin has held curatorial and administrative positions at Performa (New York), Campbelltown Arts Centre, Biennale of Sydney, Performance Space, Performing Lines and Vivid Ideas. She has played an active role in Australian arts development through directorial positions at Firstdraft, Tiny Stadiums Festival, and as co-founder of the residency and exhibition program Sydney Guild.
Tamsen Hopkinson (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pahauwera, Irish Pākehā)is a Māori artist, curator, producer and teacher from Aotearoa, based on Wurundjeri country. Her practice is an expression of Indigenous Sovereignty and considers ideas around language, access, materiality and sound. Tamsen has extensive experience within the contemporary arts sector, and over the last ten years has worked across key organisations including West Space, Monash University of Art Design and Architecture (MADA), TCB Art Inc. and UN Projects. She currently works as a Senior Producer at Footscray Community Arts Centre and The Substation.
Bryan Phillips A.K.A. Galambo is a Chilean/Australian artist working in community arts, music and performance, using sound as a means to facilitate engagement with others. His practice has mainly been developed in Chile, but after completing his Masters in Community Cultural Development he has become involved in projects with artists from Timor-Leste, Indonesia and Australia.
Holly Craig is a dance artist and performance maker based in Sydney. From their lived history of Blindness, Holly creates movement works which activate critical discourse on social issues through personal narratives.
Katie West is a Perth-based artist and Yindjibarndi woman who has lived her life in Noongar Yued and Noongar Whadjuk countries. West describes herself as a multidisciplinary artist situated in the social sciences. Her practice is shaped by her family history, studies in sociology and work experience in the area of Indigenous health.
Thea Jones is an artist and former West Space General Manager of Welsh/English settler heritage based in Naarm (Melbourne), and raised on Wiradjuri country in rural NSW. Encompassing writing, textiles, and craft, her work is guided by language, feminist and queer theory, folklore and amateur histories.
Georgia Hutchison is a trans-disciplinary practitioner working within curating, education and design — with a parallel practice crossing photography and assemblage. Her approach to creative, professional and pedagogical practice is curious and critical of our slippery encounters with material situations — seeking significance and vibrancy in things.
Pip Wallis is Director of Programs at Callie’s, Berlin. She was previously Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Managing Editor, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly Los Angeles; curator in residence, Chisenhale Gallery London; and Curator, Gertrude Contemporary. She is a lead investigator on Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum and a member of Matter in Flux.
Benjamin Hancock is a solo and collaborative performance artist, who situates their work within and across the dance, drag, and contemporary art communities. He is interested in how a subjective body receives, interprets, processes, and translates information. His work explores and redefines how we understand the ability, strength, care, sexuality, masculinity and femininity of a body.
Lizzie Boon is an archivist, arts registrar, writer, and occasional designer, currently living and working on Wurundjeri country. She is interested in the expanded potentials of publishing, particularly its embodied possibilities. Lizzie is also studying psychology, which is increasingly guiding her perspective on making.
James Nguyen is a Sydney-based artist working with visual art, documentary, installation and performance. After completing a Masters of Fine Art at Sydney College of Arts, he undertook a collaborative Fellowship at UnionDocs. This fellowship in was supported by the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship. James has also been the recipient the Clitheroe Foundation Scholarship at the National Art School and is a PhD candidate at UNSW Art & Design.
Andy Butler is an artist, writer and curator. Andy's practice focuses on the ways societal structures of power shape cultural production. As a curator, he tackles questions of how predominantly white cultural institutions engage with the practices of those who have historically been underrepresented in public cultural discourse, and the slippages and contradictions we find ourselves in when those who hold power talk about social transformation and equity.