Julia is a writer and creative producer. Her experience includes working with diverse communities on innovative arts projects as a member of Off the Record, a collective engaged in documentary and multiplatform storytelling. Highlights have including working with people living in public housing to inmates at a male prison to travelling to the Middle East to produce a documentary. She is currently the Digital Marketing and Communications Officer at Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), a community arts organisation based in Western Sydney.
Alex Holt is an curator and cultural producer working across visual arts and performance. She has a passion for exhibition making and writing – contextualising and translating contemporary arts practices into accessible exhibitions and experiences for both arts audiences and the broader community. Recent highlights include curator exhibition Hot House featuring artists David Haines, Tully Arnot, Salote Tawale and Genevieve Lown at Penrith Regional Gallery and associate producer of the performance program at art fair Spring 1883.
Chiara is a writer and arts producer. She is founder and Director of Girls Rock! Canberra, a mentorship program for girls, trans and gender non-conforming youth that encourages self-confidence, creativity and teamwork through music education. A former producer of Noted writers festival, she has produced events for Museum of Australian Democracy, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, ACT Writers Centre and You Are Here festival.
Talia Smith is an artist and curator of Samoan, Cook Island and New Zealand European descent. Originally from New Zealand she is now based in Sydney, Australia. Smith’s visual arts practice utilises the mediums of photography and video to examine the emotional and physical traces we leave behind on the landscape, the histories we build and the ruins we leave. While her curatorial practice engages primarily with the photographic medium and its representations. She has exhibited and curated shows at artist run spaces in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and New York with solo shows in both Australia and New Zealand. She was a participant in the 2016 curatorial intensive at 4A Centre for contemporary Asian art and is 2017’s emerging curator at Firstdraft. Smith is also the founder and Co-Director of new artist run initiative Cold Cuts, is a board member of Runway and will be competing a residency with Bundanon Trust in August, 2017.