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Ashley Crawford is a freelance cultural critic and arts journalist based in Melbourne and is the author of a number of books on Australian art. He is a regular contributor to The Age, The Australian, The Guardian, The Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, and is the former editor of Tension, World Art, 21•C and Photofile magazines. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne.
Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA is the author of more than 25 books on art, including Australian Art: A History, and has served as the art critic for The Canberra Times for forty years. He is an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University.
Ian Haig is a Melbourne-based artist and teacher at RMIT. His practice refuses to accept that the low and the base level are devoid of value and cultural meaning.
Sam Leach is an artist and writer based in Melbourne. His works are informed by art history, science, and philosophy. In 2010 Leach won both Wynne and Archibald Prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Geelong Art Prize and the Coffs Harbour art prize, and in 2015 he completed an Art OMI Australia Committee Fellowship Residency in New York.
Dr. Bernhard Sachs is PhD Co-ordinator/Graduate Coursework Co-ordinator, School of Art VCA, University of Melbourne.
Kent Wilson is a contemporary art curator, artist and writer working in Melbourne and Kyneton, Australia. He is the Assistant Curator at Town Hall Gallery in the City of Boroondara; is founder and Co-Director of Kyneton Contemporary Inc; and produces freelance arts projects across various venues.
Simon Gregg is an art writer and curator who seeks to blur the lines between art and social history, and is currently acting Director at the Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale. Gregg is the author of New Romantics: Darkness & Light in Australia Art and Nicholas Chevalier: Australian Odyssey, and is currently writing a history of art in the Gippsland region.
Diego Ramirez is an artist and writer. His research based practice deals with the legacies of colonialism in visual culture. His writing focuses on reviews, catalogue essays and articles dealing with similar ideas.
Lisa Jacomos is a Melbourne-based emerging artist and freelance arts writer. She is currently completing a Master of Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne.
Eric Nash is a freelance writer and curator, having previously held the role of Curator with Townsville’s leading public galleries, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery. Nash is currently the Professional Development Officer at the Public Galleries Association of Victoria, and curating a retrospective exhibition on the work of Sir Charles Lloyd Jones.
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