Martina Copley is an artist, curator, writer and educator interested in different modalities of practice and the annotative space.

Working in film and sound, drawing and installation, she is researching a PhD of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

Recent exhibitions and projects include No Notes: This is writing, artist publication with Francesca Rendle-Short, 2017; Unhidden, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, 2017; Between these worlds there is no ordinary continuity, Melbourne Festival, 2016; FM[X] What would a feminist methodology sound like? WestSpace, Melbourne, 2015; A Listener’s guide to bowing, Melbourne School of Architecture & Design. Liquid Architecture & Nite Art Melbourne, 2015; I always read by listening to the text, Platform, Melbourne, 2014; Marvel, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne, 2014; Black Painting, seventh, Melbourne, 2014; New Ancestors, City & Docklands Libraries, Melbourne, 2014; At dawn the image rings a dissonant tune that is inaudible to our ears and cannot be recalled, BUS Projects (with Michaela Bruton) 2014; Luminescence, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne, 2013; Non, First Site Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne, 2012; The Grid Show: A reprised space with Articulations, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne, 2012; ARTECYCLE 2012 Sculpture Award, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne.

With significant experience as an independent curator of contemporary art and gallery manager in public, commercial and artist-run contexts, Martina was arts ambassador for the Australian Pavilion of the 2001 Venice Biennale. In 2009 she curated WALK, a national touring exhibition with NETS Victoria and was the founding curator of MAILBOX, an independent public art space in Melbourne establisehd in 2006. Martina currently lectures at LaTrobe College of Art + Design in Melbourne and is the gallery coordinator at BLINDSIDE Art Space.









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