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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…

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…

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.


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.