Running Dog presents: Might Delete Later

25 October, 2019

Sophie Penkethman-Young, Burn Out (2018), video still

Wednesday November 13 
6 – 8 p.m.
Jane Foss Russell Plaza, 
(near Wentworth Building) 
City Road, Darlington.
University of Sydney NSW 2006
Admission is free

‘MIGHT DELETE LATER’, organised by Running Dog contributor Mariam Arcilla, will bring together Sophie Penkethman-Young, Emma O’Neill and Danielle Karlikoff to discuss art world habits, online personas and algorithms in an Instagram era. The panel will explore how contemporary art is digested and refreshed through social media feeds, and will involve personal reflections and forecasts by digital marketers, writers and an artist & designer.

Topical questions will include: How do artists, institutions and programs translate social media metrics into authentic experiences? In what ways has Insta-gratification contributed to art world fatigue and invisible labour? Is it conflicting or liberating for writers or marketers to be ever adaptive to internet slang, emoji-speak and image-driven narratives? How is creative output and career currency  amplified or hindered by having (or not having) an Instagram presence?

Seating and Accessibility 
Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. Entrance to Verge Gallery is via Jane Foss Russell Plaza. Lift access is available from both City Road and Maze Crescent onto the Plaza. If you have specific questions about access, please contact us prior to the event and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

Mariam Arcilla is a marketer, writer, curator and cultural researcher, and is currently gallery manager at STATION Sydney. Since 2006, she has worked at museums, commercial galleries, start-ups, ARIs, creative agencies and governments in Brisbane, Sydney, and the Gold Coast. Born to a Filipino artist and a Singaporean air hostess, Mariam spent her childhood zigzagged between studios, museums and make-shift homes. Finessing her zest for art—and the many avenues for showcasing it—led her to work with creative people and institutions to help brighten the connections between people and their cities. On the Gold Coast, Mariam co-founded tinygold artist-run initiative and also directed a creative precinct and gallery. She has since produced and curated programs with Home of the Arts, Institute of Modern Art, THE WALLS and City of Gold Coast, and worked on multimedia marketing content with Arts Queensland, BRISBANE ART DESIGN / Museum of Brisbane, Art Incubator, Asia Pacific Design Library and Liquid Architecture. Mariam’s passion for creative strategies and legacies steered her towards the Queensland public sector for five years, where she managed campaigns and digital platforms for art, design, fashion, technology and science. As a writer of profiles, essays and reviews, she has been published in Running Dog, VAULT, Art Collector, ACCLAIM, Design Online, Broadsheet and Neue Luxury. Mariam moved  to Sydney in late 2016, and continues to work with creative groups on ideas and projects that explore new communication models within digital culture.

Danielle Karlikoff is a jewellery designer and artist working primarily 
with precious metals and plastics. Danielle views the process of crafting jewellery as a fertile springboard to explore a broader range of techniques, materials and functions. Whilst strengthening the distinct visual language of her brand through Instagram stories to experimental sculptures, Danielle has completed over 400 custom pieces in three years. She has also developed ready-made collections and retail experiences. Furthermore, Danielle creates all the graphics and photographic imagery for her brand—an integral aspect of her practice.

Emma O’Neill is an arts marketing professional, editor, writer and current Festival Director of Art Month Sydney. Prior to her role as Editor of Art Collector magazine from 2016 until 2018, Emma edited ArtAsiaPacific magazine in Hong Kong, wrote and edited auction catalogues for Christie’s Southeast Asian Painting Department and was Research Manager at IslandArts, Indonesia for publications focusing on Southeast Asian antiquities. Her writing has appeared in VAULT, Art Collector, ArtAsiaPacific, Art Guide, The Urban List, Voiceworks and commercial galleries, among others. In a marketing capacity, Emma has workshopped mobile experience, managed client retention and controlled social media, web and marketing across multiple arts organisations, most notably Art Month Sydney where she is now Festival Director. 

Sophie Penkethman-Young is a Sydney-based artist and arts administrator. She has been a finalist in several prizes including The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane (2018) and the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney (2017). Sophie currently works as Communication and Engagement Coordinator at Firstdraft. She gained a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Australian National University School of Art & Design in 2013 and completed her Honours at The Sydney College of Arts, University of Sydney in 2014. She is currently completing a Master of Art Curating at the University of Sydney focusing on digital museum culture and internet-based practice. Sophie is the current Digital Manager of Runway Australian Experimental Art (2019-2020). Sophie has made videos for Performance Space, FBi Radio, Remote Control Records and Fashion Label, Lee Matthews. Sophie has worked collaboratively with dancer and artist Amrita Hepi on The Ropes (2019), A Caltex Spectrum (2018) and Passing (2019), which was presented in association with Darebin Arts and Next Wave Festival. Sophie works with DJ and producer Andy Garvey on record label and FBi Radio show Pure Space.


Running Dog acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land that facilitates the creation of this project. This land was never ceded and was taken by violence. We pay our respects to their elders past and present, and their descendants.