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I pay my respects and acknowledgments to the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Traditional Owners on whose land I live and work.

Frances Barrett is an artist who lives and works in Naarm. Her recent projects pivot around the modalities of listening and touch, taking the form of immersive sound installation, live performances and performances with Museum collections. Such projects include: Cry, The National 4: Australian Art Now, Carriageworks, 2023; Meatus, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2022; All Ears: A Listening Party, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, 2018; Into My Arms, Ace Open, Adelaide, 2018; and Handle, CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, 2018. In 2019 she was one of the recipients of Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship. She is one member of the collective Barbara Cleveland (with Diana Baker Smith, Kate Blackmore and Kelly Doley) who have presented projects at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Biennale of Sydney, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art and Hayward Gallery. In 2020 Barbara Cleveland presented their first survey exhibition, Thinking Business, at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery. She was the Chair of the Curatorial Advisory Board for VERS: On Pleasures, Embodiment, Kinships, Fugitivity and Re/Organising, an event focused on queer practices presented by Monash University Museum of Art, Samstag Museum of Art and Ace Open. Frances is currently Lecturer in Fine Art at Monash Art Design and Architecture.