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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emma 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