FRANCES BARRETT (b 1983, Sydney) is an artist who lives and works on Kaurna land, Adelaide. Her recent projects pivot around the modalities of listening and touch, taking the form of immersive sound installation, live performances and performances with Museum collections. Such projects include: Meatus, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Forthcoming; All Ears: A Listening Party, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, 2018; Into My Arms, Ace Open, Adelaide, 2018; and Handle, CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, 2018.
In 2019 she was one of the recipients of Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship. She is one member of the collective Barbara Cleveland (with Diana Baker Smith, Kate Blackmore and Kelly Doley) who have presented projects at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Biennale of Sydney, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art and Hayward Gallery. In 2020 Barbara Cleveland presented their first survey exhibition, Thinking Business, at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery. In 2021 Frances completed a PhD at Monash Art Design and Architecture and was appointed Lecturer of Contemporary Art at University of South Australia. She is Chair of the Curatorial Advisory Board for VERS, a forthcoming event focused on queer practices presented by Monash University Museum of Art.
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GISELLE STANBOROUGH (b 1986, Waratah, NSW) is an intermedia artist based on Gadigal land in Sydney. Her works combine online and offline elements to address how user generated media encourage us to identify and perform notions of self, and the relationship between connectivity and isolation. Motivated by a curiosity in the increasing indeterminacy between the private and public spheres, Stanborough’s work often addresses contemporary interpersonal experiences in relation to technology, feminism and consumer capitalism. Her work has featured in the Washington Post’s Pictures of the Day and has been shown at major venues such as the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2018; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2017; Gertrude Contemporary, 2015 and Next Wave Festival, 2014.
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SALLY REES (b 1970, Burnie, TAS) is an artist based in nipaluna/Hobart. Working across time-based, static and experimental forms, Rees’ work explores human frailty and revelation, looking to operate as an agent for social, cultural, political and personal change. Rees holds a PhD from the University of Tasmania, and has exhibited widely including at the Australian Centre for Photography, 2010; Artspace, Richmond, VA, USA, 2012 and Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018.
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Born in Sarteano, Tuscany in 1972, Katthy Cavaliere migrated from Italy to Australia with her family when she was four years old. She attended University of NSW Art & Design (then known as College of Fine Arts) in Sydney and was a recipient of the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship in 2000, enabling her studies in Italy at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Brera, Milano. During this time in Italy she studied under Marina Abramović. Upon returning to Australia in 2004, Cavaliere staged a survey exhibition called Suspended Moment, which toured to regional galleries in NSW. The fellowship has been named to honour Cavaliere’s practice and this landmark exhibition. Created at Artspace Sydney, her video performance, Loved, was included in the 54th Venice Biennale, 2011. Presently, Cavaliere’s work has been included in the landmark exhibition Know My Name at the National Gallery of Australia.
It was Cavaliere’s desire to bring to light what she did not remember of her early years in Sarteano that motivated her lifelong project of packing, storing and transporting the wreckage of her personal possessions, and transforming it into performance installation works that have been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally. Following her death in January 2012, Mona presented her retrospective survey Loved in 2015-16. Curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, the exhibition toured to Carriageworks in 2016 and was accompanied by an extensive career-spanning monograph.
Cavaliere’s work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Old and New Art, Artbank, University of Queensland Art Museum, Monash Gallery of Art and numerous regional galleries. Katthy Cavaliere’s archive is held in the National Art Archive at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.