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MARTINA COPLEY is an artist, curator, educator, writer and administrator with significant experience working with contemporary artists and creative organisations.

EDUCATION
2014-current              Doctor of Philosophy, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
2016                            TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Workplace Dimensions, Melbourne.
2012-13                      Master of Contemporary Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
2011                            Studio Development, LaTrobe College, Melbourne.
1997                            Art Curatorship + Musuem management, Post Graduate Diploma (Honours), Melbourne University.
1994-96                      Italian Language Studies, Dante Alighieri Language Schools, Rome and Melbourne.
1990                            Bachelor of Fine Arts – Photography, Victoria College, Melbourne.
1987                            Photography Studies College, Melbourne.
1986                            Diploma in Educational Psychology, Monash University.
1984                            Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy, Psychology, Fine Art, Melbourne University.

EMPLOYMENT
Independent artist, curator and arts writer
2018                            Academic Assistanship, Faculty of VCA & MCM, University of Melbourne.
2018                            Project Management & Editorial Assistance, VCA Graduate catalogue, University of Melbourne.
2013 – current          Gallery Co-ordinator, BLINDSIDE artist run initiative, Melbourne.
2015 – current           Teacher, LaTrobe College of Art and Design, Melbourne
2015                            Coordinator + course leader, LaTrobe College of Art and Design Intensive Courses; New York City Art Tour.
2015                            Coordinator + course leader, LaTrobe College of Art and Design Intensive Courses; Venice Biennale Art Tour.
2011                            Lecturer, Trial Hang Curatorial Project, Fine Art Students (painting), School of Art RMIT University.
2010-11                      Curator, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.
2010                            Gallery Assistant, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne.
2006 – 2014               Founder & co-curator of Mailbox 141, 141 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
2001                            Arts Ambassador, Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy.
1998-2010                 Gallery Manager Gallery 101, Melbourne.
1998-2001                  Arts Assistant, Linden - St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts.
1998                            Sessional Tutor in Photography, Koori Performing Arts, Swinburne, Melbourne.
1998                            Acting Coordinator, Linden – Arts Centre & Gallery.
1997                            Second Arts Assistant, Linkages Project Linden Arts Centre & Gallery.
1997                            National Gallery of Victoria, Photography internship. Curators; Kelly Gellatly and Isobel Crombie.
1991-1995                 English Language Teacher, Intercoop Language School, Rome, Italy.

ARTIST RUN INITIATIVE
2006-2014 Founder and co-curator of Mailbox 141, Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

INDEPENDENT CURATORIAL PROJECTS
An experienced exhibition curator and project manager, Martina has developed a range of contemporary art projects for various contexts including public and non-designated art spaces.
2018  Make Your Best Work Move, BLINDSIDE PLAY. First Year Photography students, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. Jake Almeida, Celeste de Clario Davis, Levi Franco, Isabella Imperatore, Anna Mcgirr, Jahman Maskell, Camille Perry, Daniel Rohrlach-Tremaine, Claudia Saballa Hobbs, Jivan Simons Mistry, Lachlan Stonehouse, Jessie Turner, Zoe Vouzas. 
2016 Works<30sNo.46-55 - With Lou Hubbard, Natahn Gray, BLINDSIDE PLAY.
2014 I always read by listening to the text, Platform, Melbourne. Martina Copley, Renee Cosgrave, Anna Finlayson, Stephen Giblett, Heidi Holmes, Lou Hubbard, Bridie Lunney, Andrew McQualter, Sanne Mestrom, Viv Miller, Lynette Smith, Elke Varga.
2014 The place where the fire is kept, Bridie Lunney. Pheonix Foyer Commission, 82 Flinders Street, Melbourne.
2012 non, NonfictioNow conference, First Site Gallery, RMIT University, November. Francesca Rendle-Short, Hephzibah Rendle-Short, Laurene Vaughan, Martina Copley, Jen Webb, Gosia Wlodarczack
2012 Self Species, LaTrobe University VAC Gallery, Bendigo & Maroondah Gallery, Victoria. Ruth Johnstone, Josephine Kuperholz, Heather Shimmen.
2011 Phoenix Art Sheets, limited edition ed. 100, offset prints of original artwork. Nathan Gray, Robin Kingston, Vin Ryan, Masato Takasaka, Justin Trendall. With R-co Design.
2011The Five Obstructions-someonehastodosomethingbeforeanyonecandoanything, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne.
Louisa Bufardeci, Starlie Geikie, Nathan Gray, Alasdair McLuckie, Francesca Rendle-Short.
2010 Uncertainty (drawing), City Library Niches, Melbourne. Lynette Smith, Vin Ryan, Elke Varga.
2010 Something in the Air, 27 Gipps Street, Melbourne.
Colin Batrouney & Johannes C Pennings, Rhett D’Costa & Fran van Riemsdyk, Kate Derum Estate & Sarah Tomasetti, Robin Kingston & Peter Ellis, Deborah Walker & Salote Tawale, Karen Ward & Claire Mooney.
2010 Wall Works & Other Projects, Gallery 101, Melbourne.
Colin Batrouney, Rhett D’Costa, Heather Shimmen, Judy Holding, Peter James Smith, Karen Ward.
2010 Line (drawing), Mailbox 141, Melbourne. Jan Berg, Fergus Binns , Starlie Geikie, Nathan Gray, Christopher LG Hill, Angela Leech, Brandt McCook, Annee Miron, Claire Mooney, Michael Peck, Vin Ryan, Elissa Sadgrove, Lynette Smith, Elke Varga, Irene Wellm, Stephen Wickham.
2009 Plays and Wins: The Time It Takes, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale. Rhett D’Costa, Robin Kingston.
2007-9 WALK, National Touring Exhibition (NETS Victoria), 2007-9.
Portland Art Gallery, VIC; Horsham Art Gallery, VIC; Hamilton Art Gallery, VIC; Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, VIC; Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC; Burnie Regional Gallery, TAS; Riddoch Art Gallery, SA; Flinders University Art Museum, SA; Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, WA; Counihan Gallery, Melbourne.
John Wolseley, Nicky Hepburn, Carmel Wallace, Ilka White, Peter Corbett, Brian Laurence, Vicki Couzens, Jan Learmonth.
2007 Clearings, Gallery 101, Melbourne. Colin Batrouney, Josephine Kuperholz, Dena Lester, Danielle Thompson, Lisa Tomasetti.
2006 LEXICON, Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne. Small works on dictionary pages by fifty-seven artists.
2005 translation, Gallery 101, Melbourne. Elizabeth Boyce, Anna Finlayson, Natasha Frisch, Jess MacNeil, Rob McHaffie, Claire Mooney, Pandarosa, Alex Pittendrigh.
2004 An Architecture of Hope, Gallery 101, Melbourne. Cassandra Laing, Steven Rendall, Louise Rippert, Lynette Smith, Masato Takasaka, Shaun Wilson.
2004 Compendium, touring exhibition ICON Museum of Art, Deakin University & 2003 Platform Melbourne.
2003 The Museum Aesthetic, Gallery 101, Melbourne. Damiano Bertoli, Chris Bond, Craig Easton, Anthony Hunt, Nicholas Jones, Selina Ou, Vin Ryan, Louiseann Zahra.
2003 Passage, Sculpture in the St Kilda Botanic Gardens, Exhibition Co–Curator with Sue Boucher, St Kilda, Melbourne.
2002 CSA Sculpture @ St Kilda Botanic Gardens, Exhibition Co–Curator with Sue Boucher, St Kilda.
2000 Anne Marie Graham, A Commitment To Art: Survey Exhibition Spanning 70 Years, Gallery 101, Melbourne.
1998 The 1998 Post-Postcard Show, Linden – Arts Centre & Gallery, St Kilda. Project Manager and Exhibition Coordinator.
1997 Roundness, Stop 22 Gallery, St Kilda. Robert Bridgewater, Louise Rippert, Maria Lunney, Michael Bullock.
1997The Grotesque, Platform, Spencer Street Underpass, Melbourne. Naomi Kumar, Simone LeAmon, Martina Copley, Elke Varga.
1997 Red, West Space Gallery, Footscray. Louisa Bufardeci, Cassandra Laing, Fiona Abicare.

PUBISHED ARTS WRITING
2014 Foyer, focus, fire, Bridie Lunney, Pheonix Foyer Commission, 82 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 2014.
2013 Gloria Stern, The Viewer, Artman Gallery, Melbourne.
2013 Anna Caione in Process/Presence Processo/Presenza, Museo Italiano, Words for Art, Melbourne, 2013. P.21.
2012 Self Species, Ruth Johnstone, Josephine Kuperholz, Heather Shimmen, IMPRINT Magazine, Vol. 47, No.3, Sept/Oct, 2012, p.24.
2012 Onlooker, Jarek Wojcik, exhibition catalogue, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne;
The Melbourne Review, Visual Arts, o8, June, p.42.
2012 Un:Sighted, exhibition catalogue, Louise Blyton, Tim Gresham, Emma Langridge, Troy Mendham, Lynette Smith, Peter Summers, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.
2011 …time and place, Melanie Fitzmaurice, Jarek Wojcik, Kate Briscoe, exhibition catalogue, Catherine Asquith Gallery at Korean Art Fair 2011, Korea.
2011 Anna Caione, Coperta, exhibition catalogue, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne.
2010 A Silver Lining: FRAMED – The Darwin Gallery, Interview with Director Anne Phelan, Art Monthly Australia, November.
2010 The gold in the shadow, exhibition catalogue, Irene Wellm - Her fragrant frown, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne.
2010 The Sprawling Mechanism of Millieu, Something in the Air, 27 Gipps Street, Melbourne.
2010 An Unshaped World, Judy Holding, exhibition catalogue, Framed Gallery, Darwin; 45 Downstairs, Melbourne.
2009 Beginning in the middle… a conversation between curator, Martina Copley and artists, Rhett D’Costa and Robin Kingston, Exhibition catalogue, Plays and Wins: The Time It Takes, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria.
2009 Exhibition catalogue, Books… beyond words, Artist’s Books Award Exhibition, East Gippsland Regional Gallery, Victoria.
2008 The Walk Project, Insite Magazine, May-June, pp.7-8.
2008 Judy Holding, exhibition catalogue, Beaver Galleries, Canberra.
2007 Education Kit, Plays and Wins: The Time It Takes, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria.
2007 Cadence, exhibition catalogue, WALK, National touring exhibition. Peter Corbett, Vicki Couzens, Brian Laurence, Jan Learmonth, Carmel Wallace, John Wolseley, Ilka White.
2007 Artefact, exhibition catalogue, City Museum at Old Treasury, Melbourne.
2007 Clearings, Colin Batrouney, Josephine Kuperholz, Dena Lester, Danielle Thompson, Lisa Tomasetti, exhibition catalogue, Gallery 101, Melbourne.
2007 It doesn’t matter where they come from… Rhett D’Costa & Robin Kingston, exhibition catalogue, Possible Words, Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Churchill, Victoria.
2006 Clearsoundings – Titania Henderson, exhibition catalogue, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
2005 Translation, exhibition catalogue, Gallery 101, Melbourne.
2005 Veneer, review, un Magazine, February, Melbourne.
2004 Not a Review, a Reminiscence essay, Formation and Form: West Space 1993-2003, West Space, Melbourne.
2004 Compendium, exhibition catalogue, ICON Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melbourne.
2003 A photograph - Kim Lawler, profile essay, Adelaide Festival.
2003 The Museum Aesthetic, exhibition catalogue, Gallery 101, Melbourne.
2002 A spectral blush - Cassandra Laing, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne University Gallery & Helen Gory Galerie website.
2002 An Architecture of Skin, Robert Bridgewater, exhibition catalogue, Niagara Gallery, Melbourne ArtFair 2002.
2002 Keeping Rooms: Ideas in Space essay, Contemporary Sculptor’s Association Newsletter, July.
2002 Louise Harper Recent Sculpture, review, Monument, 48, June/July, p.109.
2002 The Verge, CSA Sculpture @ St Kilda Botanic Gardens, exhibition catalogue, St Kilda, Melbourne.
2001 The Ship’s Wake - Peter James Smith, Underlapping Science, exhibition catalogue, Gallery 101; Melbourne & Michael Nagy Fine Art; Sydney, Australia.
2001 Terrain - Peter James Smith, The Cinematic Trace, exhibition catalogue, Auckland, New Zealand.
2001 49th International Biennale of Venice, review, Contemporary Sculptors Association News, No.4, September.
1999 Melbourne Biennial, review, MESH, Experimenta Media Arts Magazine & Web Site.
1997 Roundness, exhibition catalogue, Stop 22, St Kilda, Melbourne.
1997 Red, exhibition catalogue, West Space, Footscray, Melbourne.

ARTS RELATED EXPERIENCE
PUBLIC SPEAKING
2018 M meets Monograph, MPavillion, Melbourne. With rachel Ang, John Borroks, Eugenia Flynn, Sophia Cai, Charlotte Watson.
2018 Professional Development Talk, Graduating students, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.
2018 Artist Talk, Australian Tapestry Workshop, AIR Program.
2017 Speaker, Fiction Q&A, with artist, Sandra Bridie and writer, Dr. Melody Ellis, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne.
2017 Roundtable moderator, An Act of Showing – Rethinking Artist Run Initiatives Through Place, Testing Grounds, Melbourne.
2016 Panel discussion, Iconoclasm, Fever and Anxiety, with Dr Antonio González Zarandona and Azza Zein, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne.
2016 Artist talk, LaTrobe College of Art and Design, Melbourne.
2014 Speaker, Manon Van Kouswijk In Discussion With Alex Selenitsch & Martina Copley, The Other Side, Melbourne.
2013 Opening Speaker, Petrus Spronk, LaTrobe University VAC Gallery, Bendigo.
2012 Floor talk, Self Species, Maroondah Art Gallery (with Heather Shimmen)
2012 Opening speaker, Self Species, LaTrobe University VAC Gallery, Bendigo
2011 Opening speaker, Dane Trower, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.
2010 Dialogue with artist Irene Wellm, collingwoodartsprecinct, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne.
2009 Opening speaker, Mandy Gunn and Leanne Cole exhibitions, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne.
2009 Chairperson, panel discussion, WALK, national touring exhibition, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne.
2009 Opening speaker, WALK, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne.
2009 Radio interview for WALK with Alice Pryor, ABC 774am, Melbourne.
2009 Floor talk, WALK, Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria.
2009 Floor talk, Plays and Wins, Gippsland Art Gallery Sale, Victoria.
2008 Radio interview for WALK with Alan Richardson Mt Gambia.
2008 Curator’s floor talk, WALK, Gippsland Gallery, Sale, Victoria; Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania.
2004 Public floor talk, Compendium ICON Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melbourne.
2003 Radio interview for The Museum Aesthetic, 3RRR High & Low with Roger Taylor.
2002 Panellist, Local Knowledge Public Forum Public Art: Who Needs It? Linden Centre for Contemporary Art.
2002 Radio interviews for CSA Sculpture, 3PBS Art & Rave Today, Hugo Leschen & Mark Williams
2002 Radio interviews for CSA Sculpture, 3RRR High & Low, Roger Taylor.

GUEST LECTURER
2014 Practice-led research, Photography Studies College, Melbourne.
2011 Trial Hang Curatorial Project, Fine Art Students (painting), School of Art, RMIT University.
2010 Contemporary Curatorial Practice, Diploma Visual Arts, Council for Adult Education, Melbourne.
2007 What is a curator?, RMIT, Art & Design, Melbourne.
2004 Professional Development Chisholm Institute, Melbourne.
2003 Professional Development Box Hill T.A.F.E. & Frankston T.A.F.E.
2001 Professional Development & overview of the 2001 International Venice Biennale, Box Hill T.A.F.E.
1998 Curatorial Perspectives, Photography Studies College, Melbourne.

MENTOR
2014 - current Internships at BLINDSIDE, Melbourne.
2015 art.speak mentor, Melbourne.
2013 Kali Michailidis, University of Melbourne, curator Curtain Call exhibition, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne.
2011 Nicholas Boseley, Inaugural Curator, Victorian Indigenous Art Awards, 2011
1998, 2004, 05, 11 Photography Studies College, Melbourne.

ADVISOR
2018,17,15,14,13 External Assessor, Photography Studies College, Advanced Diploma of Photography, Art Specialisation.
2013 External Assessor, MoreArt, Moreland City Council Public Art Show.
2013 Selection Committee Member, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne.
2011 - 2013 City of Melbourne, grants and sponsorship external assessment panel member.
2012 External Assessor, Council for Adult Education, 2nd Year Diploma, Melbourne.
2010 Siemens RMIT Fine Art Scholarship, Melbourne.
2009 Books… beyond words, Artist’s Books Award Exhibition, East Gippsland Regional Gallery, Victoria.
2003 The Little Archie Bold Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington.
2003 Bonanza Contemporary Sculptors Association, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne.
2003 Graduart Contemporary Visual Arts & Ceramics, Final Year Diploma, Chisholm Institute of TAFE, Chapel Off Chapel, Melbourne.
2000 Arts Blitz - 24 Hour Art Kingston Arts Centre.
1998 Exhibition Selection Committee, Helen Schutt Access Gallery, Centre For Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
1997-99 Melbourne Fringe Festivals.

EXHIBITIONS
2018 Cordite Poetry Journal. With Ania Walwicz, Andrew Carruthers, Joel Stern, Carolyn Connors, Jacob Kirkegaard, Alessandro Bosseti, Catherine Clover. Curator Yasmin Heisler.
2018 B-SIDE, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne. With Camilla Gough.
2018 Aside, Artspace, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
2018 Blind Task of Sleep (mere listening) BLINDSIDE PLAY, Melbourne.
2017 B-SIDE, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne. With Francesca Rendle-Short.
2017 9x5, ART150 Program, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Melbourne.
2017 No Notes (This is writing), artist publication. Launch + Reading, West Space, Melbourne. With Francesca Rendle-Short.
2017 Unhidden, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne. With Nickk Hertzog, Kouichi Okamoto, Lynette Smith, Naomi Troski, Elke Varga. Curator Kali Michailidis.
2016 Between these worlds there is no ordinary continuity, 4 track looped sound installation, 15:07mins. Comissioned as a response to The Home Within by Chiharu Shiota, Meat Market for the Melbourne Festival 2016. Curators Anabelle Lacroix  + Anais Lellouche. Technical assistance Daniel Jenatsch.
2015 No Notes : this is writing, public reading with Francesca Rendle-Short, Dialogues and Atmospheres, creative arts researchworkshop/symposium, nonfictionLab (RMIT) + Creative Ecologies Lab (Macquarie University), 27 November, Melbourne.
2015 FM(X) What would a feminist methodology sound like?, Erotics of Silence, Liquid Architecture Festival, West Space, Melbourne. Curator Danni Zuvela.
With Gabi Briggs, Claire Cooper, Lucreccia Quintanilla, Coco Solid, Caroline Anderson, Ellena Savage/Ruth O’Leary, Makiko Yamamoto & Camila Rhodi, Kate Geck, Simona Castricum
2015 A Listener’s guide to… bowing, L.A. This Building Abosrbs People, Melbourne School of Architecture & Design, curators Liquid Architecture for Nite Art Melbourne.
2015 Unintended Refrains, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne. Curator Sandra Bridie.
2014 George Paton Gallery: Artist’s Books (reprised), University of Melbourne. Sandra Bridie, Alice Mathieu and Craig Burgess, coordinators.
2014 I always read by listening to the text, Platform, Melbourne.
With Renee Cosgrave, Anna Finlayson, Stephen Giblett, Heidi Holmes, Lou Hubbard, Bridie Lunney, Andrew McQualter, Sanne Mestrom, Viv Miller, Lynette Smith, Elke Varga.
2014 Marvel, finalist, award exhibition, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne.
2014 New Ancestors, Docklands Library, Melbourne.
2014 Black Painting, seventh, Melbourne.
2014 At dawn the image rings a dissonant tune that is inaudible to our ears and cannot be recalled, BUS Projects, Melbourne, with Michaela Bruton.
2013 Luminescence, finalist, award exhibition, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne.
2013 An element of blank, Drawing Space, Masters Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts
2013 New Ancestors, foyer projection, City Library, Melbourne.
2013 The Sketchbook Project: Australia, Brooklyn Art Library, New York and international tour. VCA, Melbourne.
2012 Non, First Site Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne. With Laurene Vaughan. Martina Copley, curator.
2012 what lies beneath, Substation, Melbourne. Ashlee Laing, curator.
2012 notation-movement, with performance by Zac Jones, Bracks hallway, Victorian College of the Arts.
2012 The Grid Show: A reprised space with Articulations, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne. Sandra McBridie and Craig Burgess, curators.
2012 return to sender, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne.
2012 25%, postgraduate gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.
2012 Finalist, ARTECYCLE 2012 Sculpture Award, Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Valley City Council.
2012 The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, New York and international tour.
2012 The Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne.
2011 Finalist, The Undergraduate, Toyota Spirit Community Gallery, Melbourne.
2009 The Dog Show, artroom5, Henley Beach, South Australia. Vivonne Thwaites, curator.
2007-8 PLAYTIME: Amusing Melbourne Through the Ages, City Museum, Melbourne.
2007 [the space in between] VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne & Bendigo Art Gallery 2008.
2006 LEXICON, Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne
2004 Compendium, ICON Museum of Art, Deakin University & 2003 Platform, Melbourne.
2000 Microcosmos, Inaugural exhibition, P.B. Art Gallery, Melbourne.
1999 Animal Magnetism, Platform 1, Spencer Street Underpass, Melbourne.
1999 Stop 22’s Greatest Hits, Melbourne Fringe Festival Exhibition.
1999 Momenta 99 Arts, Old Post Office, Geelong.
1998 Luna Park and the Art of Mass Deliruim, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne. Julia Murray & Stephanie Holt, curators.
1998 Overview ’98, Linden - Arts Centre & Gallery, Melbourne.
1998 Elsewhere, Flinders Way Arcade, Melbourne.
1998 Eidetic - sometimes there is a tendency to shade those parts that gather in the light, Hallway Cabinets, Linden Art Centre & Gallery, Melbourne.
1997 The A4 Show, West Space, Footscray.
1997 The Grotesque, Platform, Spencer Street Underpass, Melbourne.
1996 Autoritratto Al Femminile, Centro Culturale Dell’Immagine, Il Fotogramma, Rome, Italy.
1996 The Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne.
1994 The Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne.
1991 The Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne.
1995 Sebastiano Oschmann Gradenigo Photography Award Exhibition, Istituto Nazareno, Italy.
1994 Passionate Womyn, Mechanics Institute Gallery, Brunswick.
1994 Rome, Linacre Café, Sandringham, Melbourne.
1990 Carousel, Linden Gallery, Melbourne.
1990 Skar T.V.; Fringe Festival, Melbourne - Experimental Video.
1989 Victoria College Graduate Show, Artists Space, North Fitzroy, Melbourne.
1989 Photo Access, Link Gallery, Canberra.
1989 Brunswick Film Circus - Super 8 film.

ARTIST PAGES + PUBLICATIONS
2018 Across Speak and/or Waywardness, collaborative text with Francesca Rendle-Short, Materiality, Creativity, Material Poetics, Axon: Creative Explorations 8.1, May.
2017 No Notes (This is writing), artist publication. With Francesca Rendle-Short, composed directly on iNotes,152 page, colour, 150 x 80mm closed.
2015 Artist Pages (A Listener’s guide to… bowing and Sappho, sing to us)
This Building Absorbs People & What Would Feminist Methodology Sound Like? Liquid Architecture 2015, digital images, each 29.7 x 21cm.
2014 Artist Pages (as footnotes), Journal of Arts Writing by Students (JAWS), 1.1. 25-30., digital images, each 29.7 x 21cm.
2014 At dawn the image rings a dissonant tune that is inaudible to our ears and cannot be recalled, colour, 283 pages, Ed. of 12, open 19 x 22cm, closed 19 x 11 x 2cm. With Michaela Bruton.

ARTIST READINGS
2018 five of one and six of the other <talkin' bout a revolution>, communal reading, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne.
2015, 2017 No Notes (This is writing); Communal public reading, Dialogues and Atmospheres, creative arts researchworkshop/symposium, nonfictionLab (RMIT) + Creative Ecologies Lab (Macquarie University), 27 November, 2015. Dual reading by artists, Hares and Hyenas, 28 March, 2017. Launch + Reading, West Space, Melbourne, 21 September, 2017.
2015 FM [X]: What would a feminist methodology sound like? Erotics of Silence, September 4, Liquid Architecture Festival, West Space, Melbourne. Curator, Danni Zuvela.

RESIDENCIES
2018 Australian Tapestry Workshop AIR, Melbourne.
2015 Self-directed residency, Kyoto, Japan.

COLLECTIONS
2006 Deakin University Art Collection and private collections in Victoria & Tasmania.

PUBLICATIONS | MEDIA
2017 Marking Time, 2017 Graduate Catalogue, 9X5 Now, VCA School of Art, University of Melbourne.
2016 Ruth Johnston, editor, The Artist Curates, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2015.
2015 Jess Fairfax & Leah Avene, All Our Stories, Interview with Evelyn Morris & Martina Copley about Liquid Architecture's What Would Feminist Methodology Sound Like? PBS FM Radio, Monday 24 August.
2015 Camilla Wagstaff, Art After Dark, Art Collector, July. http://www.artcollector.net.au/July2015News
2014 Lynette Smith, black painting (dark lens) ,respondent text, seventh, Melbourne.
2012 Sandra Bridie & Craig Burgess, Articulations, The Grid Show: A structured space, Articulations, Grid#20, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne, 2012, pp.119-125.
2012 Artecycle, Sculpture Award & Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds, coordinator Richard Ennis.
2011 The Undergraduate Exhibition and Award, Toyota Spirit gallery, Melbourne, p.15, Ken Wong, curator.
2008 Simon Gregg, [the space in between] book project, Artlink, review, Vol. 28, No. 1.
2008 Tansy Curtin, ‘Between the Lines’, View, The Advertiser, Bendigo, Thursday 6 March, p.30.
2008 Art Guide Australia, March-April, p.44.
2007 PLAYTIME: Amusing Melbourne Through the Ages, exhibition catalogue, City Museum, Melbourne, p.38, p.41, Simon Gregg, curator.
2007 Andrew Stephens, ‘All the Fun of the Fair’, Features, The Age, A2, 8 December, pp.12-13.
2007 {the space in between}book project, exhibition catalogue, Margaret Lawrence Gallery Victorian College of the Arts & Bendigo Art Gallery, Tara Gilbee, curator.
2004 Compendium, exhibition catalogue & set of artist cards, ICON Museum of Art, Deakin University & 2003 Platform, Melbourne.
2001 Carolyn Webb, “Full Circle’, The Age, Arts & Entertainment, Tuesday 4 December, p .T3.
2000 Animal Magnetism, exhibition catalogue, Platform, Melbourne, pp.2-3, p.14, curator Anne Harris.
1990 Elizabeth Lopez, ‘Salvaging the beauty of the carousel’, The Age, Melbourne.
Luna Park and the Art of Mass Deliruim, exhibition catalogue, Heide Museum of Art, p.46, Stephanie Holt & Julia Murray, curators.
1996 D’Apres Claude Cahun, Autoritratto Al Femminile, exhibition catalogue, Centro Culturale Dell’Immagine, Accademia delle Arti e Nuove Tecnologie, Rome, Italy, Francesca Vitale, curator.
1989 Prahran Fine Art Graduate Show, exhibition catalogue, Artists Space, Melbourne, p.33.

GRANTS + AWARDS
2014-18  Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, Doctor of Philosophy, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
2016 NAVA Australian Artist Grant. No Notes (This is writing). With Francesca Rendle-Short.
2015 Faculty Small Grant Scheme 2015, University of Melbourne, research in Japan.
2012-13 Australian Postgraduate Award, Master of Contemporary Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
2012 Jim Marks Postgraduate Scholarship.
2007 NETS Victoria Exhibition Development Fund Grant.
2006 Arts Victoria Arts Development Presentation Grant.
2006 Visions Australia Touring Grant.
2006 NAVA Visual & Craft Artists’ Grant.
2003 Pat Corrigan Artist’s Grant.
1995 Sebastiano Oschman Gradenigo Photography Prize, Rome.

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