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Otherfilm, Artist Collective

Otherfilm is a collective based in Brisbane, Australia, dedicated to avant-garde, experimental, abstract, expanded and other film. We express this dedication through regular screening programs, performance events, exhibitions, workshops, articles, research, discussions and arguments. OtherFilm has created programs for Melbourne International Film Festival, Brisbane International Film Festival, Liquid Architecture, The...

Ubu Film Group, Artist Collective

The Ubu Film Group emerged in Sydney in 1965. Initiated by Albie Thoms, David Perry and Aggy Read, Ubu was pivotal for the ndevelopment of underground film iand independent cinema. This group evolved into the Sydney Fillmmakers Co-op in the late 1960s.

ACAB Collective, Artist Collective

ACAB attempt to rethink human actions and impulses: for instance, rather than attempting control over our environmental fate, the human hand could choose to act as a catalyst for change. An environmental crisis for one organism might be the next big break for another (as an asteroid was for the...

Built in Ghosts, Artist Collective

Artist collective working in various anonymous and interventionist guises during the 1980s. Infamously inserted video cut-ups at the end of rented movies from video rental stores on Oxford Stree Sydney, to be randomly viewed by audiences who hired the tape and made it all the way to the end of...

Barbara Cleveland, Artist

Barbara Cleveland is an artist led collective directed by Frances Barrett, Kate Blackmore, Kelly Doley and Diana Baker Smith. Working together for ten years under the title of Brown Council, the collective transitioned to Barbara Cleveland in 2016, taking their name from the mythic feminist performance artist (Barbara Cleveland) –...

nova Milne, Artist Duo

nova Milne is the working name of duo Stephanie nova Milne, born 1980, Sydney, Australia, and Richard nova Milne, born 1977, Toronto, Canada. They also sometimes exhibit under the generic title Ms&Mr.

proppaNOW, Artist Collective

Queensland’s leading Indigenous arts collective, proppaNOW, was set up in Brisbane in 2003 to give urban-based Aboriginal artists a voice. They present a unique and controversial perspective of black Australia which is sometimes confronting and always thought provoking.   There are 7 members in proppaNOW: Vernon AhKee, Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Jennifer...

Cicada, Artist Collective

Cicada is a creative partnership between Melbourne-based media artists Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar. They create immersive environments, exploring interactions between projection, audio and everyday spaces. Working with the textures and ambience of existing architectural structures, Cicada create works that re-enliven and celebrate public space. Cicada’s output manifests as a...

Severed Heads, Artist

Severed Heads was an Australian electronic music group based and founded in Sydney in 1979 as Mr. and Mrs. No Smoking Sign. The original members were Richard Fielding and Andrew Wright, and were soon joined by Tom Ellard. Fielding and Wright eventually left the group, leaving Ellard as a singular talent, the sole continuing member of the group. A variety of people played in...

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Bush Video, video collective

Bush Video was a collective of artists working in various experimental forms but with video as their main focal point. It was established by Joseph El Khouri and Mick Glasheen during the lead up to the 1973 Aquarius Festival to be held at Nimbin in northern NSW in May that...

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Inhibodress, Artist Collective

Inhibodress was an important artist-run space in Sydney in 1971-72, set up by Mike Parr, Peter Kennedy and Tim Johnson and showed mostly conceptual work. The idea for the gallery was initiated by Mike Parr when he called a meeting in August 1970 to establish an artists’ run space that...

The Kingpins, Artist

Angelica Mesiti b.1976, Técha Noble b.1977, Emma Price b.1975, Katie Price b.1978. The four members of The Kingpins appropriate the styles of mainstream culture, drawing on the look of fashion, music, art and sport, blending their samples into performances, videos, photographs, installations and paintings. Their melding of these styles is densely...

VNS Matrix, Artist Collective

VNS Matrix was an artist collective founded in Adelaide in 1991 by Josephine Starrs, Julianne Pierce, Francesca da Rimini and Virginia Barratt. They presented several installations, events and public art works in Australia and internationally, working with new media, photography, sound and video. They were among the first artists to coin...

Soda_Jerk, Artist Collective

For Soda_Jerk, the practice of reconfiguring the collective archive provides a concrete means of troubling the record of history. In their video installations and performance lectures, the artists work with found footage to create speculative narratives that reformulate and reflect upon historical events and cultural trajectories.

TVX, video collective

TVX was a British video workshop and research group that formed around some video equipment loaned by the Beatles and early versions of the 1/2" Sony portapak. It was founded in 1969 by John "Hoppy" Hopkins and Cliff Evans. Among numerous other members were Steve Herman and the Australian, John...