Malena Szlam is a Chilean-born, Montreal-based artist and filmmaker working at the intersection of cinema, performance, and installation. Her work has been showcased at key festivals including Toronto International Film Festival’s Wavelengths, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Edinburgh International Festival and CPH:DOX.
Pilar Mata Dupont
Informed by her background and upbringing in the settler-colonial states, Argentina and Australia, Pilar Mata Dupont makes work that aims to probe Euro-centric notions of beauty and power. Pilar is represented by MOORE CONTEMPORARY.
Allison Chhorn is a Cambodian Australian filmmaker with a background in Visual Arts. Her work explores themes of migrant displacement and postmemory.
Audrey Lam studied screen production and photography at Queensland College of Art. Her films have screened around the world, including at Melbourne International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Centre Pompidou and Austrian Film Museum.
Is Anybody Coming Over to Dinner
Leila El Rayes
Born and raised in Sydney from Egyptian and Palestinian descent, Leila El Rayes’ multidisciplinary practice explores the impact which cultural heritage has on the way in which we view the world and the way in which we in turn are viewed.
Currently based on unceded Darug Land, Justine Youssef makes work that is site-responsive, attentive to her origins in South-West Asia, and focuses on moments and places that reconfigure authoritative realities.
Jess Herrington is a digital artist and designer working with augmented reality. She creates surreal worlds, exploring how we can represent ourselves in the age of the internet through play and interaction. Her work is currently in Paris' Digital Art Month.
Jodie Whalen is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Sydney, Darug country.
A new and different sun
Gabrielle Brady is an Australian/British filmmaker who is currently based in Berlin. For the past ten years Gabrielle has lived in Cuba, the Australian central desert, Mongolia, Indonesia, Mexico and Europe. Gabrielle works with hybrid and performative elements in documentary storytelling.
Rachel O’Reilly is a settler artist, writer, curator and researcher who works between Berlin and Meanjin/Brisbane. She teaches at the Dutch Art Institute and is a Phd candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths. INFRACTIONS is the final work of The Gas Imaginary series (2013-2020).
Samantha Lang is a filmmaker who produces, directs and writes. Working in Australia, Europe and the US over the last 20 years, her films have screened at the Sundance, Toronto and Locarno film festivals, with her film ‘The Well’ (1997) competing at the Cannes Film Festival for the prestigious Palme D’Or.
Robert Nugent is an artist-filmmaker who lives in Canberra, Australia. His works often involve humans bumping into the non-human world, including his previous documentary feature Night Parrot Stories.
With degrees in both cinema studies (UNSW) and theatre directing (NIDA), Sarah Hadley is a stage and screen director who makes experimental theatre and moving image works.
Cloudy Rhodes makes intuitive films, charged with the energy of the ocean and the intensity of young, queer romance. Cloudy's short film Deluge played Sydney Film Festival this year.
From Darwin, and now in Sydney, Tiyan Baker swoops in on moments of Western malaise and crisis in today’s pre-collapse era.
Hard as You Can
Conor Bateman makes video essays, writes film criticism and is managing editor of the 4:3 film publication.
Jason Phu exhibits across Australia and beyond, making art with a storytelling sensibility to relay his parents’ stories, their religion and his own stories.
Videos for the Grandchildren I’ll Never Have
Talia Smith is an artist and curator of Pacific Island and NZ European descent. Her photography, video and installations dwell on separation across landscapes.
Tākerekere (Blacken or Make Darker)
James Nguyen makes humble work in collaboration with family and friends, telling their stories and hidden histories.
Living in London, Gabriella Hirst is this year’s recipient of the Ian Potter/ACMI Moving Image Commission.
Zone Rouge (The Garden and the Storm)
Tina Havelock Stevens
Tina Havelock Stevens is an artist and musician who won the 65th Blake Prize last year.
Come Together, Right Now
With Strange Colours in 2017, Alena Lodkina made one of Australian cinema’s most striking debuts in recent years. Her work up to date has explored the idea of individual freedom in the modern world.
Having most recently exhibited in The National at the Museum of Contemporary Art (2019), Hannah Brontë makes deeply musical video art and curates DJ nights in Brisbane.
The Sweet Suits