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Open Studio: meet the Library fellows

Melbourne Knowledge Week

13 May 2022, 11:00am14 May 2022, 3:00pm
Location Dome annulus

From a memoir retracing the journeys of Chinese-Australian migrants to the goldfields in the 1800s to the continued development of the Woiwurrung language database, 16 State Library Victoria fellows will transform the State Collection in 2022.

Join us behind-the-scenes to meet some of this year’s Library Fellows, hear about their work in progress and explore how they’re enriching Victorians’ understanding of who we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going.

Attendees will have the opportunity to view progress material, preliminary artwork as well as ask questions and discuss the topic of each Fellow's project.

2022 Fellowship recipients

  • Dr Ry Haskings a lecturer at LaTrobe University, who incorporates references to film, politics, social issues, music, popular culture, modern and contemporary art in projects.
  • Ana Tiquia an artist, producer, future strategist and founder of All Tomorrow’s Futures, a consultancy using art, design, and creative technology to generate possibility in the present. 
  • Reanna Browne a work futurist, designer, and co-host of the FuturePod podcast. She is also the founder of foresight consultancy Work Futures.
  • Juliet Miranda Rowe a cross-disciplinary creative investigating the history of stage magic and contemporary moving image through the WG Alma Conjuring Collection.
  • Dr Sofi Basseghi a Persian/European/Australian multi-disciplinary visual artist and creative researcher who combines documentary and narrative video art practices to create lens-based outcomes.
  • Veisinia Tonga a Tongan Kakala artist and storyteller. She is trained in journalism and floristry, and uses traditional Tonga/Pacifika floristry practices in her art. 
  • Sam Burke a multidisciplinary artist and current PhD candidate for a doctorate in visual arts. Who has exhibited and performed extensively throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and the United States.  
  • Phuong Ngo an artist and curator concerned with interpretation of history, memory and place, is also a co-director of Hyphenated Projects, and curator at large at the Substation. 
  • Dr Ashleigh Green a recent doctoral graduate of The University of Melbourne, where she specialised in classics and archaeology.
  • Dr Fayen Ke-Xiao d’Evie an artist, writer, and publisher of Malaysian, Chinese and Pakehā Aotearoa heritage. She is the founder of 3-ply, an experimental, critical, and poetic site for the creation, mutation, dispersal, and archiving of texts.
  • Alison Wong a novelist, poet, creative non-fiction writer and editor of Cantonese heritage. Her novel As the earth turns silver was shortlisted for Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
  • Dr Lorinda Cramer a postdoctoral researcher, who seeks out new perspectives on what worn, everyday clothing might reveal about daily experiences.
  • Rhys Ryan a dance artist working across performance, choreography and critical writing. He trained in contemporary dance, and also in Irish dance for over 15 years.
  • Zo Damage a live music photographer for 20 years. Her work has been featured in the Australian Music Vault and The Amplifier at Arts Centre Melbourne.
  • Brooke Wandin a Wurundjeri educator, language worker and artist. Brooke has developed and facilitated a range of cultural educational programs, providing Wurundjeri cultural and historical education for pre-school to tertiary students.

Learn more about the Library's Fellowships program.

Please note, there will be an Auslan interpreter available for the following session times on Saturday: 11am, 11.30am, 12pm and 12.30pm. 

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This event is part of narrm ngarrgu | Melbourne Knowledge Week, 9 May – 15 May 2022, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne.

About Melbourne Knowledge Week

Melbourne Knowledge Week (MKW) is City of Melbourne’s annual festival of ideas for a smart and innovative city, where we engage all Melburnians to explore, discuss and ideate our future together.

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