The New National Sport
Performance date | 10am - 6pm, 8 December, 2018
@ Argyle Square, Melbourne

Site of Passage
Site of Passage explores the journeys and experiences that make who we are. Curated by Claire Field and Tian Zhang, Site of Passage references the history of Customs House as a place of transition and cross-cultural interaction.
The exhibition features 9 artists who have undertaken a personal voyage, ritual or action to assert themselves and their place within Australian culture.
Reflecting on personal connections to place and history, Site of Passage encourages conversations about our own experiences and what we can learn from each other.
Artists: Atong Atem, Cigdem Aydemir, Anindita Banerjee, Liam Benson, Vonda Keji, Nikki Lam, Nicole Monks, Raquel Ormella and Christian Thompson.
Exhibition dates | 28 April - 28 October, 2018
@ Customs House, Circular Quay, NSW

New Sacred
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The exhibition New Sacred has been developed as a partnership between Parramatta Artists Studios and Mosman Art Gallery in response to critical discourses in contemporary Australian art practices concerning storytelling through ritual, cultural traditions, narratives and folklore. New Sacred includes newly commissioned and recent artworks by nine established contemporary Australian artists who are current residents or Alumni of the Parramatta Artists Studios. Together the artists work across a range of art media including installation, performance, video, painting and cross disciplinary practices, some with direct reference to and engagement with culturally rich artisan traditions.
Artists include: Adorned, Khadim Ali, Cigdem Aydemir, Keg de Souza, Mehwish Iqbal, Elena Papanikolakis, Marikit Santiago, Salote Tawale and Shireen Taweel.
Exhibition opens | 6:30pm, 13 July, 2018
Exhibition dates | 14 July - 8 September, 2018
@ Mosman Art Gallery, NSW

Whirl @ Centre for Contemporary Photography
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Exhibition dates | 8 June - 15 July, 2018
@ CCP (Centre for Contemporary Photography), Melbourne, VIC

UTS Photography Guest Lecture Program
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The New National Sport

The New National Sport is a new performance work that was going to be presented at the Festival of Live Art (FOLA, Melbourne), 2018.
Performance date | 24 March, 2018    (link to Facebook invite)
@ Argyle Square, Carlton, Melbourne

Public Galleries Summit 2018
I will be presenting as part of a panel discussion on 'Place and Space' at the 2018 Public Galleries Summit
Panel discussion date | 19 March, 2018
@ Carriageworks, Sydney

Unfinished Business
Unfinished Business is a major exhibition conceived to animate critical, albeit under-represented, practices and debates within contemporary Australian art and society.
Surveying the diverse scope of feminist art practices - including painting, performance, photography and film to community engagement and cultural activism - the exhibition focuses upon the dynamic formal invention and social engagement of feminist artists. It explores strategies and analyses of gender identity and representation, intersectional politics, and practices which embrace performative codes, text and media technologies, humour and critique.
Asking why feminism is still relevant, necessary and critical, Unfinished Business explores trans-generational legacies, inheritances and shifts, alongside contemporary conditions and concerns - to stimulate new debates and discussions around the 'unfinished business' of feminism today.
(link to Sydney Morning Herald review by Robert Nelson)
Exhibition dates | 15 December 2017 - 25 March, 2018
@ ACCA (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art), VIC

Landing Points
Exhibition dates | 2 December 2017 - 4 March, 2018
@ Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, NSW
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Landing Points takes Tracey Moffatt's work Up in the Sky as a starting point in consideration of the last 20 years of race, place and identity in Australia. Ten artists respond to the cultural complexities layered in the Australian landscape and our relation to it.
Artists include: Tim Johnson, Jason Wing, Alana Hunt, Caroline Garcia, Victoria Garcia, Carla Liesch, Nicole Monks, Mark Shorter, Cigdem Aydemir, Hayley Megan French. Photo credit: Silversalt
Exhibition opens | Friday 1 December, 2017    (link to Facebook invite)

A documentary exploring the works of several contemporary Australian Muslim artists
WATCH FULL DOCUMENTARY HERE (Australia only): http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/you-see-monsters/AC1612V001S00