Naomi Riddle is the founding editor of Running Dog. She has written for Guernica Magazine, Oberon, Blonde Art Books, Sydney Review of Books, Das Platforms Online and HTMLgiant among others. Naomi holds a PhD in Australian Literature from the University of New South Wales (2015) and her work on the Australian author Elizabeth Harrower has been published in Southerly.
Susie Anderson is a Wergaia writer and producer based in Sydney. She has performed at and organised literary events in both Melbourne and Sydney, most recently appearing at the 2017 Emerging Writers Festival. In 2016 she completed a residency at the Banff Centre in Canada and was a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow in 2014. Selected publications include Runway Magazine, Rabbit Poetry Journal, Australian Book Review, The Lifted Brow and Voiceworks.
Mariam Arcilla is a writer and curator based in Sydney and the Gold Coast. She profiles luminaries in art, design, fashion, and architecture through publications, exhibitions, and experimental programs. She has contributed text to VAULT, ACCLAIM, Runway, Neue Luxury, and Broadsheet. Mariam has collaborated with artists and creative groups on projects that connect makers and thinkers from various fields, including Institute of Modern Art, Liquid Architecture, Home of the Arts, and THE WALLS.
Carolyn Burns is a writer from Sydney. She holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Sydney, where she has also taught and published research on adaptation, music and dramaturgy. As a dramatist and poet her work has been shortlisted for the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize, published by Currency Press, and performed as part of youth programs for the Australian Theatre for Young People and the Queensland Theatre Company.
Matthew Crookes is a writer and artist. Born in the UK, he lived in New Zealand for twelve years, graduating in 2015 with a Doctor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. He then lived in Berlin for two years, where he was a fellow at Zentrum fur Kunst und Urbanistik, and was a researcher/administrator for the Berlin Sessions Residency platform. As an artist he has undertaken residencies in Australia (The Lock-Up), Sweden and Germany, and exhibited at Sarah Scout Presents and Abbotsford Convent c3 in Melbourne. As a writer he has contributed to un_, Ocula and the Pantograph Punch, among many others. He is currently based in Newcastle NSW.
Sam Dickson is a writer and researcher based in rural NSW. He has a PhD from the University of Sydney on American Literature and media theory. Sam has written for Senses of Cinema, Sydney Review of Books and 4:3 Film.
Cherine Fahd is an artist, academic and writer working in the field of photography. Her work is represented in public collections such as the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego and the Haifa Museum of Art, Israel. Fahd is a regular contributor to The Conversation amongst other news media. She holds a doctorate from Monash University, Melbourne and is Senior Lecturer in Photography at UTS Design. She is currently a serving member of the Artist Advisory Group at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney.
Rebecca Gallo is a writer and artist, but if this were an exhibition those terms would be reversed. Either way, one informs the other. Gallo mainly writes about art, and her work has been published in Art + Australia, Vault, Look, Sturgeon, Art Guide and Runway. She was a co-director of Archive_ ARI and editor of online platform Raven Contemporary, which were both good while they lasted (RIP).
Lily Golightly is an artist and writer based in Sydney. She works between sculpture, textiles, video, painting and writing. She is the co-founder of circle square paper, a friendship project between her and Celeste Stein.
Abdul Karim Hekmat is a writer, journalist, photographer and curator, and regularly writes on asylum seeker and refugee issues. He has written for the Guardian, The Saturday Paper, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and The Monthly. He won the 2016 Humanitarian Award and was a finalist for the United Nations Media Peace Prize in 2017, and a finalist for the Walkley Freelance of the Year Journalist Award in 2018. He has participated in Sydney Writers Festival, the Melbourne Writers Festival and Emerging Writers’ Festival. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Paul Kelaita is a researcher and writer based in Sydney. He is completing his PhD on queer art practices in suburban Sydney at the University of Sydney.
Luke Létourneau is the Coordinator of Kudos Gallery at the University of New South Wales, a board member of Runway Experimental Art Journal and a curator based in Sydney.
Christopher Oakey is a writer, researcher, and poet living in Sydney. He has published on poetics, and has published poetry in several publications including Southerly, Cordite, Contrapasso and Tabula Rasa. He holds a PhD in American literature from the University of New South Wales.
Stella Maynard is a non-fiction writer and (baby)poet who works and lives in Sydney. They were long listed for the 2018 Lifted Brow Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction, and are currently studying at the University of New South Wales.
Sarinah Masukor is a writer and moving image maker. She has written and presented for the ABC as well as many local and international contemporary art publications. Current projects include a 21st century remake of Jean-Luc Godard’s 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her.
Fiona McGregor is a Sydney writer and performance artist. She has published five books including Strange Museums, a travel memoir of a performance art tour through Poland. Her latest novel Indelible Ink won Age Book of the Year. McGregor writes essays, articles and reviews for a range of publications including RealTime, The Monthly, The Saturday Paper and Overland. McGregor’s performance work has been presented internationally. In 2011 she created the multi-disciplinary Water Series at Artspace, a collection of durational and endurance performances with trace installations, as well as video. Recent group shows include ‘Same River Twice’ and ‘Performance Presence/Video Time’ at Australian Experimental Arts Foundation.
Cleo Mees is a creative practice researcher who works across writing, video and dance. She has a keen interest in interdisciplinary and improvised practices, and explored these in a recently completed PhD at Macquarie University. Cleo has written for RealTime Arts, Critical Dialogues and The International Journal of Screendance, and is based in Sydney.
After studying at the Victorian College of The Arts, and the New York Studio School, Tony Mighell has worked in a variety of jobs in buildings and books. He has held positions as a lecturer in painting and as an art installer, and was ‘Manager of Installation’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney for ten years. Since leaving the MCA, Mighell has concentrated on painting, whilst consulting on art installations for various organisations including National Art School Gallery, Australia Council, Biennale of Sydney, Vivid Live, Curators Department, APY Collective, Tai Kwun Cultural Centre Hong Kong and others.
He continues to read widely, paints daily, writes often, mostly on painting.
Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham is a Sydney based curator, writer and artist. In December 2017, he was appointed Senior Curator – Visual Arts at Carriageworks. Previously, he held roles at Artbank, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Western Sydney University. It was here he completed his undergraduate studies in art history in 1997 and his doctorate in cultural studies in 2004.
Soo-Min Shim is an arts writer based in Sydney with a particular focus on contemporary Asian art. She is completing her Bachelor of Art History and Theory (Honours) at the University of Sydney.
Em Size is an experimental non-fiction writer based in Sydney, currently interested in the infrastructures that shape the arts, relationships, sexuality and desire. She’s interested in modes of writing that develop in the commons, as part of a feedback loop of reading and writing– most of her writing in some way references the utopian, DIY politico-poetics of fanfiction. During the Firstdraft Writers Program in 2016-17, she began exploring the politics of the erotic and the erotics of the political through a critical erotic fanfic about her experience of gender politics at art school.
Talia Smith is an artist, curator and sometimes writer from New Zealand, now based in Sydney. She is proudly of Cook Island, Samoan and NZ European heritage. She is the current Chair of Runway Australian Experimental Art and the Founder and Co-Director of Petersham ARI – Cold Cuts.
Formed in 2014, Snack Syndicate (Astrid Lorange and
Emma-Kate Wilson is an emerging critical arts writer based in Sydney. A recent graduate of Bachelor of Art Theory from UNSW Art and Design, she has been published in a range of publication and websites such as UNSW’s Framework, The Ladies Network, un Projects, and 107 projects blog.