Sarah Bell (First Nations)
Sarah is an Aboriginal woman who has grown up on Turrbal country and has connections to Kooma and Gamilaraay lands around Charleville QLD and Moree NSW. Sarah has been around the arts all her life with both her parents being outstanding artists in their own right. Having most recently been working at Milani Gallery in Brisbane as Studio Manager, travelled overseas with artists and exhibitions, her passion for working in the Arts has continued to be fuelled. Sarah is First Nations Lead – Associate Producer at APAM.
Bek Berger (Australians outside Australia)
Bek is an independent artist, dramaturg, curator and creative producer based between Berlin and Melbourne.She creates and supports experimental work that sits in between art forms and travels across borders. Her projects have been presented in over 17 countries with ongoing collaborations with James Batchelor and Collaborators (AU), Emily Warner (UK) and Daniel Hengst (DE). Current highlights including presenting DEEPSPACE at Centre Pompidou in Paris and Malaga, HYPERSPACE being selected as a part of Aerowaves 2019, developing Arts for Landscapes in a Latvian Peatland and initiating Critical Futures with Annantalo (FI). Bek has held various producing and supporting positions within such institutions as American Realness (NY), Dance Massive (AU), Fierce Festival (UK), Darwin Festival (AU), MoMA PS1 (NY), Arts House (AU) and Temperance Hall (AU). Later in 2020 she will be in residence at HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Program supported by the Australian Council of the Arts. www.bekberger.com
Serena Chalker (WA)
Serena is an independent artist and co-director of Anything is Valid Dance Theatre. Named “Most Interesting Australian Artist” in the 2016 and 2018 Dance Australia Critics Surveys and winner of PAWA Award for Best Production for Dust on the Shortbread, Serena holds an M.A: The Body in Performance with Distinction (2014) from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. From performances created in laneways, caravans, residential houses and one-on-one audio-guided works, each project is born from the unique settings that the sites offer, creating works that have a deeply ingrained sensitivity to their context. Her works have been performed and presented internationally in South Korea, Belgium, Finland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, United Kingdom and around Australia, and she has undertaken additional residencies and exchanges in Canada and Poland. She is a STRUT 2020 Seed residency recipient with Emma Fishwick, and is the co-curator of site-specific platform In Situ.
Lisa Fa’alafi (QLD)
Samoan Australian Lisa Fa’alafi is a director, performance maker, choreographer and designer. Known for pushing cultural and gender boundaries, her work is visually stunning, highly entertaining, conceptual, political and satirical at heart. She earned her artistic stripes as Co-Director of artist collective Polytoxic, with whom she created landmark works that continue to inspire Pacific artists to this day. Lisa has worked with Rosanna Raymond’s SaVAge K’lub (APT GOMA), ATUA (NGA), Nick Cave: The Heard (GOMA), The Guilty Feminist, Babushka, Circa, Don’t Speak UK, The Treasury London, Bechdel, The Arts Hour BBCC. Her work has been seen at major festivals internationally, Las Vegas Burlesque Hall of Fame, Dublin Fringe, Planet IndigenUs Canada and PS122’s COIL Festival NYC. Lisa co-created the international smash hit Hot Brown Honey, which has played to over 50,000 people across five countries, garnering numerous 5-star reviews, a 2017 Helpmann, two 2016 Green Rooms and UK’s Total Theatre Award for Innovation.
Eugenia Flynn (First Nations)
Eugenia is a writer, arts worker and community organiser. As an Aboriginal, Chinese and Muslim woman, Eugenia works within her multiple communities to create change through literature, art, politics and community engagement. Eugenia’s thoughts on the politics of race, gender and culture have been published widely. Her essays, articles and short stories have been published in Peril magazine, The Lifted Brow, fine print magazine, The Design Files, Art+Australia, The Saturday Paper, IndigenousX, NITV, and the recent anthology #MeToo: Stories From the Australian Movement. With extensive experience in community engaged arts practice, Eugenia has worked with Kurruru Youth Performing Arts, the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development and The Social Studio. Most recently, Eugenia has worked with Contemporary Arts Precincts, Blak Dot Gallery, Eleven Collective, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Peril Magazine and the Ebony Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Institute.
Loren Kronemyer (TAS)
Loren is an artist living and working in remote lutruwita (Tasmania). Her works span interactive and live performance, experimental media art, and large-scale worldbuilding projects aimed at exploring ecological futures and survival skills. In 2016, her collaboration Pony Express created Ecosexual Bathhouse, a touring queer sex club for the entire ecosystem. In 2017, Kronemyer was the first artist in residence at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research. She collaborates frequently with laboratories, and received the first Masters of Biological Arts Degree from SymbioticA Lab at the University of Western Australia. Her work has been hosted by ANTI Festival (Finland), Santarcangelo Festival (Italy), Forum of the Future (Portugal), Interformat Symposium (Lithuania), Dark Mofo (Australia), Liveworks Festival (Australia), Next Wave Festival (Australia), The Perth Institute for Contemporary Art, The Perth International Arts Festival, and the International Symposium of Electronic Arts. She is a mentor for the Icelandic Academy of Arts Masters of Performing Arts Program, and a PhD Candidate at the University of Tasmania.