Steve Eland

In 2000 Steve was the founding Director of Mass Gallery, Melbourne. The privately funded not for profit Gallery quickly earned a solid reputation as an art space with a high standard of diverse programming, covering all contemporary visual art forms, of emerging and established artists. In 2005, he relocated to Darwin after his successful application as Director of 24HR Art – Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art. This was not an unfamiliar part of the world, for Steve had lived in the Aboriginal community of Maningrida in central Arnhem Land during the early 1990’s. His time at 24HR Art has seen the development of a broad range of artistic projects, and once again his ‘style’ of diversity has shone through, from artist camps with Indigenous groups, to artist residency trips through the desert, Steve has relished in giving artists a taste of what the NT has on offer. As the Director, he is responsible for the annual artistic program and management of 24HR Art, he has curated numerous exhibitions within the NT and interstate. He has represented 24HR Art in a wide variety of capacities and has held positions on many sector committees, including: 2008 Preselection Panel – 25th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander Art Award (NATSIAA); Board Member, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT); Secretary, Contemporary Art Organisations Australia (CAOs); Panel Member, Arts NT Public Art Grants Assessment Panel; Panel Member, Arts NT Grants Board; TOGA Public Art and TOGA Art Award Preselection and Advisory Panels, Editorial Advisory Panel Photofile magazine, 2009 Asialink Residency in Shanghai; and NT Preselector – Inaugural Qantas Foundation, Encouragement of Australian Contemporary Art Award.


Jenny Fraser

Jenny Fraser is a Digital Native working within a fluid screen-based practice. Her work is regularly exhibited and screened internationally, including ISEA/Zero1 in San Jose and the Interactiva Biennales in Mexico. She is a celebrated artist, recently receiving an honourable mention at the 2007 imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival in Toronto.

Because of the diverse creative mediums Jenny uses, much of her work defies categorisation. More recently her work takes iconic and everyday symbols of Australian life and places them into a context that questions the values they represent. With a laconic sense of humour she picks away at the fabric of our society, exposing contradictions, absurdities, and denial.

Jenny is interested in refining the art of artist/curating as an act of sovereignty and emancipation. She is a spearhead for Aboriginal Media Arts, founding cyberTribe online Gallery in 1999 and the Blackout Collective in 2002. More recently she was the first Aboriginal Curator to present a Triennial exhibition in Australia: ‘the other APT’ coinciding and responding to the Asia Pacific Triennial which was then accepted for inclusion into the 2008 Biennale of Sydney.

She has travelled extensively and completed residency programs from remote communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory to the Rocky Mountains in Canada and also New Flames in Brisbane.



Tobias Richardson

Artist Biography
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Richardson has been exhibiting widely throughout Australia for nearly twenty years. First studying at the National Art School in Sydney, he later gained a BVA at the San Francisco Art Institute in California. Richardson has lived in the Northern Territory since 1997, teaching in remote Indigenous communities, lecturing in Studio Practice at Charles Darwin University and as the Education Officer at the Museum & Art Gallery of the NT while maintaining a high exhibition and residence profile around the country. Recent exhibitions include Focus on Australian Contemporary Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 2007, Galleri Petronas, Kuala Lumper 2008 and Tuner Galleries Perth, WA 2009. Residences include: Kuala Lumper 2007, Hill End NSW 2008 and Central TAFE Perth WA 2009.

Tobias Richardson, 2008, acrylic on paper

Tobias Richardson, 2008, acrylic on paper


Hayley West

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) from RMIT University I have been exhibiting in Artist Run Initiatives (ARIs), public art spaces and contemporary art spaces throughout Australia. From 2004-07 I was Coordinator of the only ARI in the Top End of Australia – DVAA; in 2008-09 I was Research Assistant for Charles Darwin University Creative Tropical City: mapping Darwin’s creative industries project; and currently the NT correspondent for Art Notes, Art Monthly Australia Magazine.

Recent projects include: Tidy Town (2008) project, Paris France; performance for Bangun-Abandon Project in KL, Malaysia (2008); and performances in Darwin with 24hr Art – NT Centre for Contemporary Art projects Fusion Strength (2005) and interpositions (2007) with artists from Singapore and Melbourne. Residencies include: Cité Internationale des Arts Studio Paris, France thru Art Gallery of NSW (2008); Hill End Artists in Residence Program thru Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW (2008); and Lost Generation Space Artist in Residence Program, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007-08).

My arts practice is cross-disciplinary: primarily performative with sculpture, installation and photography as complimentary means of expression. Research focuses on: the private/public divide, communication breakdown, journeys through un/determined routes and the exploration and exposition of memory.

Hayley West, 2007

Hayley West, 2007


Min Wong

Min Wong is an emerging artist residing in Darwin, Northern Territory. She was born in Australia of Chinese and Anglo Saxon decent. In 2007 Min completed a Diploma of Graphic Design, Charles Darwin University, NT. She also holds a Bachelor of Visual Communications (Honours), University of Technology, NSW. Currently, Min is Exhibition Designer at the Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory. In 2008 Min had a solo exhibition ‘Trans me’ at Darwin Visual Art Association, exhibited in the Australian Centre for Photography’s ‘Head On’ exhibition in Sydney and most recently in the Box Set at 24HR Art, Darwin. Her art practice is multi-disciplined, combining site-specific installation, video and photography. Central themes of her work include rediscovery and exploration of her multicultural heritage, migration and displacement.

Min Wong, 2009, digital print

Min Wong, 2009, digital print


Catriona Stanton

Catriona Stanton initially trained in traditional methods of sculpture under Tom Bass in Sydney before extending her practice into the fields of performance, video and site specific installations on arrival in Darwin in the mid nineties.  Since then her work has been included in the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Exhibition, Perspecta 99, The ABN AMRO Emerging Art Award and Woollahra Sculpture Prize of Sydney.  Further afield work has featured in LOCWS International, Wales,UK, States of Being, Banff, Canada, Duo Contour, Iowa, USA and Theertha 2006, Hantana, Sri Lanka. Residencies have been undertaken at Alyangula, Groote Eyelandt, The International Sculpture Symposium, Broken Hill, The Australian Museum, Sydney, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada and Theertha International, Sri Lanka. Catriona coordinated the artist run initiative Watch This Space in Alice Springs and assisted in the establishment of the Warlayirti Culture Centre of Balgo Hills.  More recently she has completed a Masters of Visual Arts at Charles Darwin University.



Ashley Crawford (Arts Writer)

Ashley Crawford is currently the Editor of Photofile magazine. He is the author of a number of books on Australian art including Spray: The Work of Howard Arkley (co-author, Craftsman House) and Wimmera: The Work of Phillip Hunter (Thames & Hudson). He writes regularly on the visual arts for numerous publications including The Age, Australian Art Collector, Art & Australia The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review, Business Review Weekly, Vogue Living, The Bulletin and is art critic for The Sunday Age. Ashley was the founder and editor of Tension, a visual culture magazine in the 1980s, and editor of its successor, the international World Art. At the same time he was at the helm of 21•C magazine before moving to New York to edit Artbyte magazine. He is currently General Editor with Thames and Hudson books overseeing their New Art series, which has thus far seen books on such artists as Ricky Swallow, Adam Cullen, Lisa Roet and David Noonan. Ashley has most recently been commissioned by Penguin Books to author a book on the last 25 years of Australian art and culture and is finalising a monograph on the performance artist Stelarc.



Sudjud Dartanto

Sudjud Dartanto was born in Bangkalan, May 22nd, 1976. He finished his sarjana degree in faculty of visual art, Indonesia Art Institute (ISI), in Yogyakarta. Nowadays, he is in the process of graduating in Magister on Religion and Cultural Studies  (IRB) in Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta. Until now he is lecturing in FSR ISI Yogyakarta. He has ever worked as a documentation staff in Cemeti Art Foundation ( 1999-2003), founding Benda Art Space (1999-2002), organizing creative magazine “Outmagz” (2004-2006), in the same time also organizing alternative space “Artuary” OCC (Open Circuit Community), 2004-2006.

He followed writing residency program, such as in Selasar Seni Sunaryo (2003), writing and ceramic workshop Institute of Modern Art (IMA) and Fussion Gallery, Brisbane, Australia in Asialink residency program, Australia (2003), ceramic contemporer research in Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide invited as guest curator by Museum and Gallery of Northern Territory (MAGNT), Darwin Australia (2007). He has followed several workshop of art management, such as member participant on workshop of art management in Cemeti Art Foundation (2003), participant on curatorial workshop Kelola Foundation (2006). In 2003 has been an Indonesia delegation in the program “People to People Exchange”, ASEAN Program, Yogyakarta.

He involved in creative project such as in: “Fussion Strenght”, collaboration of Singapore and Yogyakarta artist, Benda Art Space, 2003, “24 Hour Grey Zone”, collaboration of Indonesia and Sweden artist , Artuary, 2005, “Room Stories”, ethnography visual project, Artuary, 2005, “Kingdom of Rebel”, collaboration of Yogyakarta artist (The House of Natural Fiber) and Kualalumpur (Parking Project), 2006. Curatorial work of collective exhibition, such as: “Aestheticus Mundi”, “Jendela” visual art group, Selasar Seni Sunaryo, 2002, “Reply”, Yogyakarta Art Festival, 2002, “Objecthood”, Taman Budaya, 2003, “Celebrating Nothing”, Artuary, 2004, “Bung Ayo Bung”, commemoration of a hundred years of Affandi, Affandi Museum, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, 2007.

He has done curatorial work for solo exhibition such as: JD Avianto “Astakona”, Benda Art Space, 2001, Agus Suwage “Oh…Nguik”, Nasional Gallery, 2003. Curatorial on “Neo-nation”, Biennale Jogja IX, 2007, Franzsika Feneert (Jerman), “Everything is Rites”, Affandi Museum, 2008, Indieguerillas “Fools’lore: Folklore Reload”, Biasa Art Space, Bali, 2008, and become guest curator on ceramic contemporer exhibition “Trajectory”, Indonesia-Australia, Museum and Gallery of Northern Territory, 2008.

He becomes a keynote and a speaker in International Biennale Conference commemoration with Shanghai Biennale “Translocalmotion”” 2008, and participating in Internasional Conference commemoration with Sydney Biennale “Revolution” 2008. He was writing in art and cultural event in several printed media and journal, such as in: Kedaulatan Rakyat, Suara Merdeka, Bernas, Jakarta Post, Art It (Jepang), Visual Art, Kompas.


Wimo Ambala Bayang

Wimo Ambala Bayang, born in Magelang in 1976, studied in the Interior Design Program at the Modern School of Design and the Photography Department at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta.

Wimo Bayang is an artist who works with photography and video. His works reflect unique perspectives towards culture that are not made under pretence to criticize, but to make us re-think the habits that seem ‘to have always been there’. History and facts, minor and major, are important aspects that must always be considered in the creative process.



Lashita Situmorang

Lashita Situmorang is an artist who works across different art disciplines and forms. Her art practice varies in performance, drawing and ceramic. Lashita has been involved in many exhibitions and art projects in Yogyakarta. In 2008 and 2009, Lashita’s works have been exhibited in Kersan Art Gallery, PERFURBANCE #4 International Group Performance Art Festival, Srisasanti Gallery, Jogya Gallery and Roommate

In 2000, Lashita was awarded the best Watercolor of FSR ISI Yogyakarta, the best Sketch I and II of FSR ISI Yogyakarta and the best Drawing in Figure of FSR ISI Yogyakarta. She also won Finalist in Nokia Art Award Regional Indonesia in 1999.

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Caroline Rika Winata

Caroline Rika Winata was born in Bandung, Indonesia, in 1976, and currently lives in Jogjakarta.

Having graduated from the Indonesia Institute of Arts with a major in textiles, Rika works mainly with tie-dye and batik. She has participated in several international and national exhibitions, fashion shows, and design of contemporary dance costumes.  

Among these are Textstyle, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta ; Love Tank with S.Teddy D, National Museum of Singapore ; Fiber Face 2, Taman Budaya Jogjakarta; Intimate Distance at the National Gallery, Jakarta; T-Shirt from Mars and the 6th Asian Fiber Arts Exhibition in Bentara Budaya, Jakarta; the Arafura Craft Indonesia-Australia Exhange exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia.

Rika’s passion for tie-dye and batik is rooted in their history and philosophy, as well as the elements of surprise that the techniques may offer. She has transform that traditional technique into contemporary shape and meaning.

Most of her work talk about her personal life and her concern in social culture  
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