Matthew Shannon lives in London.

Darryl Bowes was an electrical retail salesman when he enrolled at the University of Newcastle aged 38. He won Faculty and University Medals for his Honours exegesis and an Award of Excellence for his doctoral thesis. Terry Smith has compared his work to that of Greg Dening and early Manning Clark.

Cait Storr is Research Fellow with the Institute of International Law and the Humanities at Melbourne Law School. Working at the intersection of law, history and politics, her current research deals with tensions between the law of private property and the law of territory in postcolonial states.   

Amy Ireland is currently writing a PhD on xenopoetics at the University of New South Wales. She teaches philosophy and creative writing, and is a component of the technomaterialist, transfeminist collective Laboria Cuboniks. Recent work can be found in After Us, Runway, Rabbit, e-flux, and Flash Art, and forthcoming in collections from Univocal, Punctum and

Mark Feary is Artistic Director, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. He has worked in curatorial and programming roles at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney; Artspace, Sydney; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; and West Space, Melbourne.

Chantal Faust is an artist and writer. She completed her PhD on scanning and pleasure at the VCA in 2008. Chantal is currently a senior tutor at the Royal College of Art in London, where she oversees the delivery of Critical and Historical Studies for the School of Fine

Dr. Astarte Rowe received her PhD in Art History from the University of Melbourne. Her articles appear in the International Journal of the Image, World Art, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art and the Newfoundland Quarterly.    

Sigi Jöttkandt teaches English at UNSW, Sydney. She is the author of Acting Beautifully: Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic (2005), and of First Love: A Phenomenology of the One (2010). Sigi has published widely on psychoanalysis and literature and has edited S: Journal of the Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique (www.lineofbeauty.orgsince 2008She is also a co-founding Director of Open Humanities Press (


Imants Tillers is an artist, writer and curator. He has exhibited extensively since the late 1960s, and has represented Australia at significant international exhibitions including the Sao Paulo Biennial (1975), Documenta 7 (1982), and the Venice Biennale (1986). He is known for large-scale canvasboard paintings that intuitively combine existing artworks, literature and 'ready-made' poetry. Tillers is currently working towards a major retrospective at the Latvian National Museum of Art in 2018. 

Phuong Ngo: Post-Apocalypse Now

Since 2010, Phuong Ngo has collected over 10,000 objects documenting the ‘Vietnam War’ (as it is commonly known in the West), these range from stamps to slides and postcards to complete photographic albums. For Conflicted: Works From the Vietnam Archive Project at The Substation, the artist fills 11 gallery spaces with the first installment from his project to re-evaluate dominant perceptions of the Vietnam War.