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Kim Munro

Kim Munro is a documentary maker living on Kaurna land. Her practice includes film, sound and installation. Her films have been screened on television and film festivals, as well as galleries. She is currently working on a video projection commission in regional Victoria. Kim is also a lecturer at the university of South Australia. 

Jason Sweeney

Jason Sweeney (he/him) is a composer and sound artist based on Kaurna Yarta. Since 1999 he has composed for leading performing arts companies and organisations (State Theatre Company SA, Restless Dance Theatre, Patch Theatre, Chunky Move, Closer Productions, pvi collective) and international companies and centres (TED, SPILL Festival, SOIT, Banff Centre, NADINE).

Fiona Sprott

Fiona Sprott (she/her) is an artist and research academic with an extensive history of writing for stage and screen. She holds a PhD (Flinders University), and MCA (UTS) earned through ten years of dedicated research into the cultural representations of heterosexual female fear and desire, ghosts and haunted spaces forged through trauma/intense grief.

Jacob Boehme

Jacob Boehme is a critically acclaimed theatre maker and choreographer, from the Nharangga and Kaurna Nations, creating work for stage, screen, large-scale public events, and festivals.

Boehme is currently the inaugural Director First Nations Programs for Carriageworks, one of Australia’s largest multi-arts venues for the development and presentation of experimental and
contemporary arts.

Alumnus of NASIDA College of Dance and the Victorian College of the Arts, (MA in Arts – Playwriting, MA in Arts – Puppetry), Boehme was the founding Creative Director of Yirramboi Festival, recipient
of the 2018 Green Room Award for Curatorial Contribution to Contemporary and Experimental Arts and has led the artistic direction for opening ceremonies of major festivals and events: Tanderrum (Melbourne Festival), Thuwathu (Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair), Opening Welcome Ceremony (Cricket World Cup, Dreamtime at the G, FINA World Swimming Championships, Dreaming Festival).

Boehme is the writer and performer of the critically acclaimed solo performance work Blood on the Dance Floor, recipient of the 2017 Green Room Award Best Independent Production.

Boehme is an Australia Council for the Arts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellow and has been a member of International Advisory Committees for the Calouste Gulbenkian UK Inquiry into the Role of Arts Organisations, the Ministry of Culture Taiwan South-East Asia Advisory Panel, the Global First Nations Advisory and Bibu Festival International First Nations Curatorial Committee.

Samorn Sanixay

Samorn Sanixay is a Canberra based textile designer and weaver with  more than twenty years experience in textiles and natural dyeing. From 2002 to 2005, Samorn was as an apprentice under the guidance of Master weaver Khaisy Sophabmixay, who was born in Sam Neau in north eastern Laos, an area known for some of the most exquisite weavings in the world. In 2004, the Eastern Weft weaving cooperative was established to support disadvantaged young Lao artisans of…

Melody Ellis

Melody Ellis is a writer and artist and lecturer in creative writing and is a member of the non/fictionLab research group. Her work is informed by fictocritical approaches to writing and scholarship, as well as to a commitment to collaboration and to collective thinking and making. Melody was a founding co-director of the artist run initiative, Gallery WREN (2001-2004). She has worked for numerous artist-run initiatives and Biennales including un Magazine, West Space, The Biennale of Sydney and the Athens Biennale. Her most recent curatorial work includes a collaboration with Sandra Bridie at Bus Projects entitled ‘Walking in the configuration of infinity’ (2021).

Aunty Margaret Brodie

Aunty Margaret Brodie is the Kaurna elder for Port Adelaide, this culturally important project is lead and guided by her. She is a daughter of Auntie Veronica Brodie, and great-great-granddaughter of Lartelare, a senior Kaurna woman who was born by the Port River, Kaurna Country in 1851. Over the last 10 years, as a certified Tour Guide, Margaret has shared culture and story with schools and community thru walking tours and workshops. Recently, she was…

Jennifer Eadie

Jennifer Eadie is an artist, writer, and academic living on Kaurna Country in Port Adelaide. Her creative work is interdisciplinary (text, installation, and audio-visual) but always grounded in place. Methodologically, her practice is fictocritical, involving collaboration and drawing on site-based material. Currently, she is a Research Fellow in the Nulungu Research Institute, University of Notre Dame. Her recent art and words have been shared in UNRAVEL, her on-going collaborative project with Adrianne Semmens, and in…

Ali Gumillya Baker

Ali Gumillya Baker is a Mirning woman from the Nullarbor on the West Coast of South Australia. She is a visual artist, performer, filmmaker, and a member of the Unbound Collective, that brings together four Aboriginal artists, activists, and academics. Ali is a Senior Lecturer at Flinders University. Her areas of research interest include colonial archives, memory, and intergenerational transmission of knowledge. 

Gabrielle Nankivell

Gabrielle Nankivell is a South Australian director and performer with formative ties to Europe. Working independently and commissioned by leading dance companies and training institutions, Gabrielle also maintains a collaborative creative practice with composer Luke Smiles. Gabrielle’s work has been widely presented across Australia, Europe and Asia by Adelaide Festival Centre, Arts House, Cankarjev Dom (Slovenia), Carriageworks, Esplanade Theatres (Singapore), Festival d’automne (France), High Fest Yerevan (Armenia), Klapstuk (Belgium), Lyric Theatre (Hong Kong), Roslyn Packer…

Gabrielle Nankivell

Gabrielle Nankivell is a South Australian director and performer with formative ties to Europe. Working independently and commissioned by leading dance companies and training institutions, Gabrielle also maintains a collaborative creative practice with composer Luke Smiles. Gabrielle’s work has been widely presented across Australia, Europe and Asia by Adelaide Festival Centre, Arts House, Cankarjev Dom (Slovenia), Carriageworks, Esplanade Theatres (Singapore), Festival d’automne (France), High Fest Yerevan (Armenia), Klapstuk (Belgium), Lyric Theatre (Hong Kong), Roslyn Packer…

Steph Daughtry

Steph is a cross-disciplinary Creative Producer, Director and Artist working across live performance, film, installation, and experience design. She is co-Artistic Director of multi-sensory design company Post Dining. Steph currently lives, works and plays on Kaurna Country.

Arran Beattie

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Arran Beattie worked professionally in theatre, film and television with The BBC, UK Theatre School at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He appeared in Falstaff (Scottish Opera) and memorial film Auschwitz (RedSnappa, 2010) before migrating to Australia in 2013. Arran graduated from Flinders Drama Centre in 2018 and is an actor, writer, drag performer, singer, guitarist and clown. Most recently, he appeared in Neale Irwin’s Parlour Games (The Green Guys Company)…

Peter Beaglehole

Dr Peter Beaglehole is a playwright.

Dan Thorpe

Dan Thorpe is… a pianist and performer with a special interest in queer work, and work with a focus on the theatrical and performative. He trained classically through his teens, before injury gave him an out from playing dead white men. The work he performs now celebrates his broken and queer body, rather than further battering it into a ninteenth century mould. He has been described as having “no respect for the culture of pianism”…

Mary Angley

Mary Angley (she/they) is an award-winning theatremaker and a recent graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts’ Master of Directing program. A child of The Internet, in her work she reveres the unique properties of both live and digital performance. Her practice spans writing, directing, dramaturgy, and performance, with sporadic forays into design. She received First Class Honours from Flinders University for her practice-led research project: an immersive adaptation of Timon of Athens.  For her…

Daley Rangi

Daley Rangi (they/them) is a neurodiverse Māori artist evading categorisation and invading the status quo; speaking truth to power and reorientating hierarchies.

Shan Turner-Carroll

Shan Turner-Carroll (b. AUS 1987) is an Australian artist of Burmese descent. Shan’s practice responds to both site and situation specificity, and integrates mediums including photography, sculpture, performance and film. The subjects his works have related to include both human and non-human nature, alternative forms of social exchange and interactions between art, artist and viewer. Looking towards the multiplicity of connections between body and landscape, site-specificity is key to his work. Not only in making,…

Emily Parsons-Lord

Emily Parsons-Lord

Kuba Dorabialski

Kuba Dorabialski is an artist, writer and educator originally from Wrocław, Poland. He works primarily in video installation. He's interested in mysticism, political history and the personal poetic; his tools are geography, language and cinema history. Kuba's work has been exhibited in the US, Europe and Australia and several of his videos are in the Artbank collection. In 2017, he won the John Fries Award with the video installation Floor Dance of Lenin's Resurrection. In…

Katy B Plummer

Katy B Plummer makes video, sculpture and installations. She looks for the moment that fervent conviction and striving either ascends to glory, or tips into bathos. Basically, she likes high drama with its pants around its ankles.

Cinzia Schincariol

Cinzia Schincariol is an expert beginner who loves dancing her way through the world. "I love meeting people, embodying stories, memories and landscapes. I am addicted to experiencing, to learning. I want to explore the artistic potential of the intersection of all my passions. I want to question what it means to be an artist. I seek vitality, joy, growth, enlivenment and deep internal reforestation. I seek peace with ‘time’. I want to show up to…

Dianne Reid

Dianne Reid is a performer, choreographer, camera operator, video editor, writer and educator. She has created dance for a range of live and screen contexts. Hipsync is her dance video production company established in 2002. Dianne has created over 50 screendance works, many of which have screened internationally. Dianne trained in Adelaide in Communication Studies (Drama), then a BA Dance under David and Simi Roche (South Australian College of Advanced Education). In 2001 she completed…

Catherine Ryan

Catherine Ryan is an artist, writer and performer from Melbourne. Catherine works in media including performance, sound, text, video and installation. She has exhibited at galleries and festivals in Australia and Europe, including Gertrude Contemporary, MUMA, the Royal College of Art (London), the Vienna Biennale and the Melbourne Art Fair. She has written accompanying creative and philosophical texts for a number of art projects, as well as miscellaneous pieces in academic and not-so-academic publications. Her…

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James Nguyen

James Nguyen works with installation and performance, often collaborating with members of his family to examine the politics of art, representation, and decolonisation. "Drawing out conversations with family, friends and strangers through poetry, sculpture, film, music, and other shared experiences, I try to understand the profound creativity and humour of migrants and our relationships."

Katie Sfetkidis

Katie Sfetkidis is a multidisciplinary artist living and working on lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people. Her feminist practice is interested in exploring feminist and political histories and their impact on contemporary lives of women. Sfetkidis is keenly interested in exploring the role of the artist in public life and often working outside traditional art institutions, Most notable public artworks include; PRESENT/MEMORY: Women's COVID-19 Time Capsule (2020-2022); The Feminist Poster Project (2020-2021);  Dear Minister…

Jennifer Mills

  Jennifer Mills is the author of the novels The Airways (Picador, 2021) Dyschronia (Picador, 2018), Gone (UQP, 2011) and The Diamond Anchor (UQP, 2009) and a collection of short stories, The Rest is Weight (UQP, 2012). In 2019 Dyschronia was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia’s most prestigious prize for literary fiction, the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, and the Aurealis Awards for science fiction. Mills’ fiction, essays and criticism have been widely published, including in Best Australian Stories, Best Australian Essays, Griffith Review, The Guardian, Heat, Island, the…

Tilly Lawless

  Tilly Lawless is a queer, Sydney-based sex worker who utilises her online platform to speak about her personal experiences within the sex industry, in an attempt to shine a light on the everyday stigma that sex workers come up against. Growing up in rural NSW, her writing is often a bucolic love letter to the countryside that she comes from, and also a deeply intimate insight into queer romance and relationships. You can read…

Motus Collective

  Returning to South Australia after touring and performing in Europe throughout 2018, Felicity Boyd and Zoe Gay recognised South Australia needed new artistic energy and grass-roots opportunities for local dancers. As a result of this need, Motus Collective was formed in January 2019. Throughout 2019 Motus Collective held its Interdisciplinary Jam Sessions at The Mill, to which artists of all disciplines were invited. This created a space for artists to meet, move, collaborate, explore…

Monte Masi

  Monte Masi is an artist who makes performances, videos, and text works which examine and reflect on economies of visual attention: the labour of looking and the ways we look together. He explores the way bodies are conditioned by various spaces of visual display, from the cool contemplation of the gallery space to the hot stare of the browser session to the complexity of encounters in the social sphere. Recent exhibitions and performances have…

eDuard Helmbold

eDuard Helmbold’s practice explores the roles of nostalgia and shame in the negotiation and production of cultural identities beyond myths of origin and language. He is a white, Afrikaans speaking South African immigrant living in Australia. His exploration of nostalgia and shame in identity production is as much about research as it is about self-discovery and personal emancipation. Drawing on Susan Best’s notion of ‘Reparative Aesthetics’ has served as a conceptual vessel whereby he engages…

Ben Eltham

Ben Eltham is a writer, journalist, researcher and trade unionist. Currently based at Monash University's School of Media, Film and Journalism, he teaches in the innovative Masters of Cultural and Creative Industries. He frequently writes about Australian culture for publications including Meanjin Quarterly, Sydney Review of Books, Overland, ABR, Kill Your Darlings, Jacobin, Crikey, ArtsHub and The Guardian. He is a member of the National Freelancers Committee of the Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance and is…


  amira.h. is a queer Lebanese Muslim performance artist, currently living in Naarm/Melbourne, who works extensively in the areas of endurance and body art. Her practice has employed ritual performance, object-making and installation, and most recently, performing to audiences via online platforms (Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope). Themes of transgression and failure are explored in her work, as well as the binaries of joy and sorrow, celebration and mourning, and the spaces in between. The…

Nat Randall and Anna Breckon

Nat Randall is an artist working at the intersection of contemporary performance and video.

Anna Breckon is an independent filmmaker, editor, and critic based in Sydney.

Amrita Hepi

  Amrita Hepi is an award-winning First Nations choreographer and dancer from Bundjulung (Aus) and Ngāpuhi (NZ) territories. Her mission as an artist is to push the barriers of intersectionality in form and make work that establishes multiple access points through allegory. Her work is characterised by hybridity and engages in extending choreographic practices by combining dance and movement with other domains such as visual art, language and participatory research. Her work has taken various…

Kate Power and Sarah Rodigari

. Kate Power Kate Power is an artist and writer based in Adelaide. Her practice embraces video, performance, textiles, sculpture, text and installation to investigate coexistence and enforced social constructions that can complicate the way people relate to one another. Kate has presented work at the Art Gallery of South Australia for fineprint magazine, West Space, Ace Open, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, BLINDSIDE, Seventh Gallery and FELTspace among others. She has undertaken residencies…

Alison Currie and Alisdair Macindoe

Alison Currie has a BA in Dance Performance from Adelaide College of the Arts, Australia and a Research Masters in Choreography and Performance from Roehampton University London.

Natalie Harkin

Natalie Harkin is a Narungga woman and activist-poet from South Australia.

Mish Grigor

  The work of Mish Grigor is situated in the performing arts as a maker, writer and performer. Using autobiographical tools, humour, and fiction, she is intent on problematising the frames of power from which art and identity emerge. In 2019, with APHIDS, Mish toured The Talk to Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and premiered Exit Strategies at ArtsHouse. Based in Melbourne since 2017, Grigor is also co-director of POST, formed in 2003, a company who work between popular…

Jason Sweeney and Em König

Jason Sweeney’s interdisciplinary practice in the last 17 years has been in the emerging, risk-taking and constantly developing fields of digital art and technology, music, sound installation and performance art, among others. Em König is a queer poet/ fiction writer, lyricist and creative writing honours student at the University of Adelaide.


Rebecca Conroy works in an interdisciplinary manner as a director, curator, producer, researcher and writer across community, site-based events, discursive practices, and intercultural collaborations.

Paul Gazzola

Paul Gazzola operates an interdisciplinary practice of over 20 years across art, architecture, performance, curation, installation, choreography, scenographic design, video and theory. He creates and curates works for galleries, museums, stages, site-specific settings, print and projection, in Australia and internationally.

Emma Beech

Emma Beech started making shows for her mum in her bedroom when she was 6.  Since then, she has graduated from Flinders Drama Centre and gone on to become an actor, theatre-maker and stand-up documenter. Emma finds the seemingly banal and everyday endlessly fascinating.

Jason Sweeney

Jason Sweeney (he/him) is a composer and sound artist based on Kaurna Yarta. Since 1999 he has composed for leading performing arts companies and organisations (State Theatre Company SA, Restless Dance Theatre, Patch Theatre, Chunky Move, Closer Productions, pvi collective) and international companies and centres (TED, SPILL Festival, SOIT, Banff Centre, NADINE).


THE RABBLE (Kate Davis and Emma Valente) was formed in 2006 from a desire to make work that wasn’t being produced in Australia: visually ambitious, political, feminist and formally experimental.