Brook Andrew is an interdisciplinary artist who examines dominant narratives, often relating to international comparative views on colonialism and modernist histories.
Trent Walter is an artist, printer and publisher based in Melbourne.
Lana Lopesi is a critic, writer and practitioner based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa.
Fresh and Fruity
Alana Kushnir is a freelance curator and lawyer currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Guest Work Agency® is an art advisory and law firm for artists, galleries and collectors.
Fresh and Fruity is a collective based in Aotearoa.
Elizabeth McInnes is an Australian curator, writer and artist currently based between Oslo, Norway and Melbourne, Australia. She is the director of Conch a nomadic gallery and platform for experimental publishing and curatorial practice.
Magnus Myrtveit is an Oslo based artist working primarily with painting and digital media.
Jotting brainwaves of paranoia and calling them art, Rae Dancziger is a curator cum corporate on Collins st.
Nithya Iyer is a Melbourne-based researcher, writer and performer of South Indian Tamil-descent.
David Ashley Kerr
Rowan McNaught is an artist and writer in Melbourne; current PhD candidate at VCA; former editor of West Space Journal.
Grace Connors and Jack Caddy
David Ashley Kerr is an artist-curator living and working between Helsinki, Finland and Weimar, Germany.
Grace Connors and Jack Caddy are a collaborative duo based in Perth, Western Australia who work predominantly in text and film.
Amy May Stuart
Corinna Berndt is a Melbourne-based artist and current PhD candidate at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Amy May Stuart is a Japanese-Australian artist based in Naarm (Melbourne).
Alice Heyward is a dancer and choreographer.
Megan Payne is a dancer, choreographer and writer based in Naarm (Melbourne).
Kirsten Mairead Gill
Clara Murphy is an artist living in Melbourne, Australia.
Kirsten Mairead Gill is an art historian, writer, educator, and curator based in New York.
Julia Murphy is a curator and writer based in Naarm (Melbourne).
Rachel Pakula is a Naarm/Melbourne-based Australian writer whose practice focuses on walking, the body and site-specificity in art and literature.
Le Collective is a non for profit exhibition project organised by artists, established in 2018
Clay is an arts worker and writer living on Gadigal land. He is particularly interested in expanded photographic practice and the degree to which its avant-garde is backward glancing. Benjamin’s current research spans Art and critical Queer theory, allowing his writing to draw upon one discipline in the context of the other — a resourceful means to centre their perceived edges.
Hannah Wu is a writer and musician based in Melbourne.
Dr Ben Eltham is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism. Ben’s primary research interest is the public policy of culture in Australia, particularly at the federal level. Ben also works extensively in the popular media as a journalist and essayist, has covered federal politics for a decade as the National Affairs Correspondent at New Matilda, and is a regular contributor to several Australian journals.
Catherine Ryan is an artist, writer and performer from Melbourne. Catherine works in time-based media including performance, sound, video and installation. She has exhibited at galleries and festivals in Australia and Europe, including Gertrude Contemporary, MUMA, the Royal College of Art (London), the Vienna Biennale and the Melbourne Art Fair.
Guy Louden is an Australian artist and curator living in Fremantle/ Walyalup and born in Toronto. He has run and founded experimental galleries and curated major exhibitions. Louden’s artwork has been exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and online. guylouden.com
Michael Sandford lives and works in Narrm Melbourne. Recent projects and exhibitions include Niche Fetisch #001, 2020; Themselves, Copeland Park, London, 2019 and Meeting Place, George Paton Gallery, 2018. Michael is currently undertaking Fine Art Honours at Monash University having completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts and Slade School of Fine Art.
Zara Sully is a queer-identifying, multi-disciplinary, photography-based artist. They hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons). Sully’s practice explores the queer experience through a contemporary lens, with a focus on queering the mundane.Recent exhibitions include I Want to Believe (2019) at Trocadero Art Space (with Penny Walker-Keefe) and Mother at Bus Projects (2020). In 2021 Sully will present their first curated exhibition, Yours, Queerly at Sawtooth ARI in mid-2021.
Island Island is an online platform that presents a watersmeet of arts and writing within a discursive digital landscape. In response to an ever expanding ocean of digital content, Island Island aims to foster critical engagement with contemporary visual culture across borders.
Island Island is produced by Bus Projects and Public Office. We gratefully acknowledge the support of Creative Victoria, The Cultural Fund - Copyright Agency, and the Australia Council for the Arts.