Frances Barrett is an artist and curator whose practice spans live actions, collaborative models, and curatorial projects. Most recently her projects have been presented by Liquid Architecture, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Artspace, and Firstdraft. In 2017 Frances will continue Queer Spritz with Kate Britton, a research project that takes as its focus contemporary queer artistic practices. She is currently the Curator of Contemporary Performance at Campbelltown Arts Centre, a multidisciplinary arts organisation based on Tharawal land in South West Sydney.
Kate Blackmore is an artist and filmmaker whose work draws on documentary and ethnographic practices and often takes the form of multi-channel video installations. Through her projects, she is interested in developing forms of representation that take their relevance from the friction and engagement with social and political reality. In 2016 Blackmore presented two new screen commissions: All Wedding Wishes for the Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the C3West Initiative, in partnership with Powerhouse Youth Theatre and STARTTS; and The Glass Bedroom, an ABC Arts and Screen Australia documentary series. Blackmore is currently completing an M.A. in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin.
Kelly Doley is an artist, curator and arts-worker with over nine years’ experience in the cross-disciplinary fields of visual arts, feminism and performance in Australia. She is an active member of the Sydney artistic community, having initiated self-directed artistic projects, exhibitions and festivals including JANIS and Cosmic Battle For Your Heart. After working at Arts NSW in Visual Arts project management and policy, Kelly currently works at City of Sydney Pine Street Creative Arts Centre. She has been artist in residence at Artspace, Sydney since 2015 and is part of the 2016 Australia Council Arts Leaders Program cohort. She is currently researching Asia Pacific feminist performance practice with Diana Smith.
Diana Baker Smith is an artist and academic who makes, writes about and curates exhibitions on performance. Informed by feminist methodologies, much of her work is engaged with the politics of the archive and finding alternative ways of 'doing' historical research through live and performative projects. Diana has exhibited her video and performance works across Australia, and in Korea, Indonesia, New Zealand and the US. She is a former board member of Firstdraft Gallery, and Runway Magazine and her research has most recently been published in Artlink, The Live Art Almanac and Oberon. Diana is a lecturer at UTS and is currently completing her PhD at UNSW Art & Design.
Bev Shroot is an art producer providing administrative and creative support for emerging and mid career artists. She has a broad understanding of the workings of the Australian contemporary art scene drawn from experiences working with major institutions such as the BBC, Carriageworks, ABC Television, UNSW Art and Design as well as with individual artists and collectives. She is a founding director of kil.n.it experimental ceramics studio, consults regularly for Channel 7 Entertainment and curates on specific projects for The Curators' Department.