Kelly Fliedner is a writer and curator who makes podcasts, and writes fiction and art criticism. Recently, she was part of the curatorial team of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale based in Kerala, India. 

Ella Mudie is an arts writer from Sydney with broad interests across the visual arts, literature, architecture and design. In 2015 she received her PhD from the University of New South Wales for an interdisciplinary thesis focused on psychogeography and the novel.

Miriam McGarry is a researcher and writer, based in Hobart.

Hobiennale: Surface World and the Romantic Picturesque

Surface World - ANCA



Lucy Ainsworth is a curator and writer based in Sydney. Her research focuses on the evolving relationship between art and politics specifically through socially engaged projects. Through her curatorial practice, she is interested in rethinking exhibition formats and collaborating with artists who experiment with ‘audience-centred’ work and extend their practice outside the gallery space. Her forthcoming research/curatorial project centres on artist-led socially engaged projects which alter modes for knowledge production and dissemination. In 2016, she participated in the Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans and in 2018 will undertake a residency at Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn.

Brigid is a Melbourne based writer, curator and performer with an interest in humour, feminism and queer art and culture. She has worked with a number of organisations including BLINDSIDE, Fort Delta, The Dirty Dozen (Platform), RMIT Gallery and MIDSUMMA and in 2017 was awarded La Trobe Art Institute’s inaugural Emerging Curator Mentorship.

Catherine Dale lectures in English literature, and cultural and critical theory in Tokyo. She has a collected volume Orienting Feminism: Media, Activism, Cultural Representation, co-edited with Rosemary Overell and due out early 2018.



Luke Morgan is Associate Professor of Art History at Monash University.His books include Nature as Model: Salomon de Caus and Early Seventeenth-Century Landscape Design (2007) and The Monster in the Garden: TheGrotesque and the Gigantic in Renaissance Landscape Design (2016), both published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Rev. Dr. Kathleen M. Cumiskey PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at City University of New York. With Larissa Hjorth, she has co-edited: Mobile Media Practices, Presence and Politics: The Challenge of Being Seamlessly Mobile (2013; Routledge) and co-authored, Haunting Hands: Mobile Media Practices and Loss (2017; Oxford University Press).