Frances Barrett is a curator and artist currently based on Gadigal land, Sydney. Her interests in live art forms and collaborative processes inform both her curatorial and artistic practice. In 2018 she will present three new projects: curating the live performance event, All Ears: A listening party, at Campbelltown Art Centre; curating the exhibition and live performance program, Into My Arms, at Ace Open; and exhibiting a newly commissioned work, Handle, at CCS Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College. Recent roles include: Co-Director of art collective Barbara Cleveland (since 2007); Campbelltown Arts Centre Curator Contemporary Performance (2014-2017); Canvas FBi Radio host (2014-2015); Firstdraft Gallery and Studio Manager (2011-2013); and Co-Director of Serial Space (2009-2013). She is currently a PhD Candidate at Monash University. Barbara Cleveland’s projects have recently been presented by Art Gallery of NSW, 20th Biennale of Sydney, 2018 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Monash University Museum of Art and Griffith University Art Museum. Frances’ curatorial projects include Time Machine: A Festival of Experimental Time-Based Art (2012, co-curated with Serial Space), Haunting (2015, Firstdraft) and FM[X]: What Does a Feminist Methodology Sound Like? (2016, co-curated with Liquid Architecture).
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.