We Australians

About us

about

We are offering a space to explore and contest personal and shared experience. We are a group of artists empowering our own voices. We encourage the same in others through this exhibition. We want to share the range of creative and critical approaches to contemporary life in our art, with others.

artists

Monika Behrens

Boatpeople.org

Jessie Boylan

Brown Council

Sapna Chandu

ZHEN

Bindi Cole

Eva Fernandez

Ann Fuata

Jane Korman

Keith Lim

MISO

Paula do Prado

Roberta Rich

Carl Scrase

Dario Vacirca

Michael Warnock

Paul Yore

organisers

Sapna Chandu (curator) emerging artist and curator. The “Manifestations of Now’ exhibition is curated by Sapna Chandu with the guidance of mentors Zara Stanhope, Nikos Papastergiadis, and Jeff Khan. Sapna is interested in exploring new narratives in identity and culture. www.sapnachandu.net

Ilana Russell (producer) with expertise in the areas of touring, producing and managing arts and cultural events, festivals and musicians. Her work history includes the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Laneway Festival and the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Ilana is currently the Production Manager for the Sustainable Living Festival, Funding and Grants Manager for the Australasian World Music Festival, and Tour Manager with Mistletone Records.

production team

Carl Scrase practicing artist, social entrepreneur, curator, arts worker, writer and founding member of wemakeus collective. wemakeuscollective.tumblr.com www.carlscrase.tumblr.com

Marie Schoenmaker  practicing artist, facilitator and director of the new ARI Conduit Arts., currently studying Masters in Art and Culture Management. www.conduitarts.org  www.window99brunswickstreet.blogspot.com

Ebony Addinsall: practising glass artist currently undertaking her Masters in Arts and Cultural Management at Melbourne University.  www.anitatraversogallery.com.au/Artists/EBONY-ADDINSALL

Hayley Haynes  completing a Bachelor of Arts/Visual Arts at Monash University.  She was active in the organisation and delivery of the international conference Culture: A New Way of Thinking for Local Government held by the Cultural Development Network. 

Scarlett Moloney  architecture graduate for Central Saint Martin’s College in London, with a passion for art exhibition design and installation.

Lakshmi Balakrishnan with a background in journalism, marketing, theatre and event management, and is currently studying Masters in Art and Culture Management.

Loretta Mui  spoken word artist, writer,  performer and radio presenter with 3CR’s new show, Queering the Air. written word

volunteers Katrina Gubbins, Joe Hextall, Joanne Lichti, Jessica Litsas, Sheridan Mills, Pippa Mackgill, Nicole Polentas, Stephanie Pirre, Allyse Wafer, Steve Walsh, photography: Greg Bricknell & Devika Bilmoria

mentors

Zara Stanhope Independent Curator, writer and Phd candidate (ANU), and is the former Senior Curator of Heide Gallery, Melbourne.

Nikos Papastergiadis Professor of Cultural Studies and Media Communications, The University of Melbourne.

Jeff Khan  Associate Curator, Performance Space, Sydney and has just completed four years as the artistic director of Next Wave.

Magdelena Moreno former CEO of  Kultour. Georgie Sedgwick Program Manager of Kultour. www.kultour.com.au