Lisa Cianci was born in Melbourne in 1969. In 1989 she completed
a Bachelor of Arts degree in Painting from the Victorian College
of the Arts, Melbourne. In 1993 she completed a Post Graduate
Diploma in Archives and Records Management from the University
of Melbourne. Lisa's work consists mainly of painting and drawing
on paper and fabric. Her themes usually cover representations
of the body using self-portraiture and personal imagery. She
has exhibited in several group shows in Melbourne and a solo show
in Sydney. Lisa is a professional Archivist and is currently
employed by the Australian Science Archives Project, University
of Melbourne as Project Manager.
Peta Cross was born in Ulverstone, Tasmania, in 1961. In 1982,
she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of
Tasmania, then studied nursing, completing in 1985 and travelling
abroad for several years after that. In 1992, Peta graduated
from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, with a painting
major. Since graduation, she has had three solo exhibitions and
her work is held by both corporate and private collections, and
the National Gallery of Victoria.
Antoinette de Morton, born in Adelaide, completed her degree in
Fine Arts at Phillip Institute, Melbourne, in 1990. She received
the Phillip Institute Council Achievement Award and a Victorian
Ministry of the Arts Project Grant. Antoinette has exhibited
widely, including the Swam Hill National Print and Drawing Exhibition
and the International Works on Paper Exhibition at the State Library
of New South Wales in 1995. She also sings Jazz and Blues, and
performs regularly with the San Jacinto Stompers. She has also
performed at many festivals, including the Melbourne International
Festival. Antoinette currently lives and works in Melbourne.
Nola Farman in an independent artist who works in an interdisciplinary
way. Her work engages with the daily intersections between Art,
Science and Technology, and how they may be used and encountered
in unexpected ways. The structures and forms are at times permanent
and at others temporary. For example, 'The Subterranean Listening
Device' uses seisometric technology and is located in the Mundaring
Sculpture Park in Western Australia. Another work, called 'The
Heart of the Matter', used ultrasonic radar and was exhibited
in contemporary art galleries.
Adrian Jones is an artist based in Perth, Western Australia.
His work is sculpture and installation based, and draws from specific
historical sources to express contemporary ideas about the past.
The Suspect Relic - Europeans in Tasmanian Aboriginal History
(1984) and The Death of Four British Anthropologists (1985)
both explored narratives of the European history in Australia.
Recent Works have been focussed on the exploration of specific
individuals, such as The Nature of (Non) Material Evidence
(1993) which was about the biographical nuances of Australian
musician Percy Grainger, and was exhibited in the Grainger Museum
in Melbourne. Since 1991 the artist has used ideas arising from
these temporary projects to undertake permanent works, commissioned
for public places in and around Perth.
David Nugent and Kate Murphy are both Canberra based artists who
have produced a collaborative piece entitled Networks within Networks
for the Cabinet of Curiosities. David is currently in his final
year as a sculpture student at the ANU Instutute of the Arts and
Kate is a recent graduate of the same institution.
Born Melbourne, 1954. Lives and works in Queanbeyan, NSW (near
Trained as a glassblower in the late seventies and early eighties
in Australia and Sweden. Since the mid-eighties, has worked primarily
in sculpture and installation, including drawing and photography.
Over fifteen solo exhibitions since 1977 in Australia and overseas,
and involvement in many collaborative and group exhibitions (especially
Anzart in Auckland, 1985; 4th Australian Sculpture
Triennale, 1990; Osaka Triennale (Sculpture), Japan, 1995). Inaugural
ACT Creative Arts Fellow (Visual Arts), 1995. Public commissions
include Floriade (Canberra), 1990, Adelaide Festival, 1992 and
ACT Magistrates Court, 1997. Represented by Gitte Weise Gallery,
David Watt was born in Paisley, Scotland 1952 and arrived in Australia
in 1965.Studied at the South Australian School of Art 1977-80
and at the University of Tasmania 1983-84. Currently Head of Sculpture
at the Australian National University Canberra School of Art.
Has exhibited work in national and international venues and is
represented in numerous public and private collections.