Professor Anne Marsh is Professorial Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Her books include but are not limited to:  The Culture of Photography in Public Space, ed. with Melissa Miles and Daniel Palmer, Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2015, Performance Ritual Document, South Yarra: Macmillan, 2014, LOOK: Contemporary Australian Photography, since 1980, Melbourne: Macmillan Art, 2010. Anne has published widely in journals and magazines, and has been Melbourne contributing editor for Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts since 1997. She has received generous support from the Australian Research Council most recently for Women, Feminism and Art in Australia since 1970 (ARC Discovery Project 2016-2018).

Hannah Raisin is an artist focusing on performance, video and photographic practice. Highlights of her playful and subversive practice include Dear Carolee, Love Cindy, Love Hannah at ACMI for the 2013 Channels Festival, Backflip: Feminism and humour in contemporary art at Margaret Lawrence Gallery in 2013 and Soak at Melbourne Art Rooms in 2015. Raisin was an 2016 Asialink Arts resident at 1Shanthiroad Studios in Bangalore, made possible by the generous support of Creative Victoria.

Carla Macchiavello is an art historian who has published on contemporary Chilean and Latin American art with an emphasis in video, performance, and artistic practices aimed at social change. She is Assistant Professor in Art History at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, NY. She has curated exhibitions on recent Latin American art and is co-editor of Más allá del fin/ Beyond the End, a publication of the art and science program Ensayos in Patagonia.

Nathan Gray’s work Species of Spaces, 2014 was the winner of both the 2014 Substation Contemporary art Prize and Substation People’s Choice Awards and is now part of the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. He has shown at the 19th Biennale of Sydney and the 2012 TarraWarra Biennial. His work Score for Dance was shown at Open Archive in 2011 and ACCA in 2014 and he has had numerous solo shows including Work with Me Here, 2015 at RMIT DesignHub, Things That Fit Together, 2014 at Utopian Slumps, Theorist Training Camp, 2012 at Westspace and ACTS, 2012 at Utopian Slumps. Over the last year Liquid Architecture, Melbourne, The Audio Foundation, Auckland and North Projects, Christchurch have presented his recent film The Shakes. He has held residencies in Japan, Brazil, New Zealand, Indonesia, regional Australia and Germany where he is currently based.

Prudence Gibson teaches into creative writing (UNSW) and is an art and fiction writer. Her research interests include theory fiction and Critical Plant Studies. Her 2015 book on artist Janet Laurence was published by New South Publishing. Her next book with Brill Publishing in Boston is on plant studies and art. Her co-edited book, Aesthetics After Finitude comes out with Re.press in September 2016. Her PhD investigated speculative art writing and her co-edited anthology, The Covert Plant, has been contracted with Punctum Books, US, for 2017.

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