Frances Barrett is an artist and curator whose practice spans live, collaborative and experimental projects. Her practice is informed by queer and feminist methodologies and the histories of performance art practice. Frances’ solo work has been presented by Liquid Architecture, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Success, Fontanelle and Firstdraft. Across 2014-2015 she hosted and produced Canvas, FBI Radio’s weekly arts program. Frances is a Co-Director of the collective, Barbara Cleveland, with Kate Blackmore, Kelly Doley & Diana Baker Smith and Artist Producer, Bev Shroot. Most recently Barbara Cleveland presented two new work commissions with the 20th Biennale of Sydney and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Between 2014-2017 she was the Curator of Contemporary Performance at Campbelltown Arts Centre, a multidisciplinary arts organisation located on Tharawal land in South West Sydney. Frances is a co-author of Queer Spritz with curator and writer, Kate Britton, a research project that takes as its focus contemporary queer artistic practices. She is currently studying a PHD in Curatorial Practice at Monash University (Melbourne).

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