ABOUT

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land that I live and practice on, the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. I pay my respects to elders of the past, present and future.

Frances Barrett is an artist and curator who lives and works on Gadigal land. Her practice extends the paradigms of performance and conceptual art, meditating on issues of ephemerality, duration and historicity, as well as intimacy and care. Guided by a queer-feminist ethic, much of her work pivots around the modalities of listening and touch. In 2019 Barrett was one of the three recipients of Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship and will be working with Australia Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne) towards a major commission for presentation in 2020.

Barrett’s recent projects include All Ears: A listening party, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2018; Into My Arms, Ace Open, 2018; and Handle, CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, 2018. She was a studio artist at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for the duration of 2018, and is one member of art collective Barbara Cleveland, who in 2019 will present a new project, Thinking Business, at Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney. Barrett is currently a PhD candidate in Curatorial Practice at Monash Art Design and Architecture, under the supervision of Dr Tara McDowell and Dr Helen Hughes.