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I pay my respects and acknowledgments to all Traditional Custodians on whose land I live, work and travel through, in Australia and overseas.
Current: Frances Barrett: Meatus, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2 April - 19 June 2022
Upcoming: VERS: On Pleasures, Embodiment, Kinships, Fugitivity and Re/Organising, 18 June 2022
Read: Tiarney Miekus, ‘Sounding the Body,’ The Saturday Paper, 7 May 2022
Chelsea Hopper, ‘Frances Barrett: Meatus,’ Memo Review, 23 April 2022
About

Frances Barrett is an artist who lives and works on Kaurna land in Tarntanya/Adelaide. 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: 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. In 2021 Frances completed her PhD at Monash University. She is Chair of the Curatorial Advisory Board for VERS: On Pleasures, Embodiment, Kinships, Fugitivity and Re/Organising, a forthcoming event focused on queer practices presented by Monash University Museum of Art, Samstag Museum of Art and Ace Open. Frances is currently Lecturer in Contemporary Art at University of South Australia.