I originally commissioned and curated this project as part of my Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship. It was inspired by my experience as Director & CEO at Footscray Community Arts, where I identified a lack of practitioner-led resources to grow community engaged practice as a whole. As the original curator, I had the great pleasure of commissioning a series of provocations and ideas from artists, practitioners, and organisations to explore what it means to work ethically and responsibility in community-engaged contexts.
‘The Relationship is the Project’ is now in its second edition, due out in late-2023, and co-edited by Kate Larsen, Cara Kirkwood and Jax Jacki Brown.
This project has been supported by the Sidney Myer Fund (Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship), Creative Australia and Creative Victoria.
Interviews & Articles
Selected thoughts on arts & cultural engagement
Audiostage Episode: What it takes to create a community. Lydia Fairhall and I appear as guests in a wide-ranging discussion of race, womanhood, and belonging and what it really takes to create a community. Episode created in partnership with Footscray Community Arts.
The Good Problem Episode: Art & Community. In this interview, I discuss the role art plays in our everyday lives, and how it can be used as an effective tool to address social issues.
The Future of Arts Advocacy An opinion piece on the future of arts advocacy, published by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).