Grace is a versatile artist whose work involves researching, creating and facilitating across a multiplicity of fields. She works as a drama tutor, interdisciplinary artist and dramaturge, but has a particular interest in where performance meets social practice and community engagement. She has studied in the US and London and has completed a BA and a BMus, alongside working with companies such as ATYP and Milk Crate Theatre. Most recently, she is consolidating her abilities as a curator and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Antidote – a digital network that cultivates and champions conversations as well as the development of artistic work surrounding the themes of social justice and gender equality.
Forest Unyielding - Live action performer in The Forest Unyielding, an Installation space curated by Self Help Arts, performed at 107 Projects,
(Comprising dance, film, vision, word and sound by some of Sydney’s most exciting contemporary artists, The Forest Unyielding was a dynamic new study of mental health, set in a dark forest space representing the inside of a brain.)
Invisibility - Model in Invisibility, a collaboration by Milk Crate Theatre & Metro Screen for International Day for Person's with Disability. October 2015.
(4 ensemble members designed costumes that manifested their experience with mental illness and I wore them around Martin Place in peak hour to see how people reacted.)
Emma is an experimental Arts Writer and Curator. Studying a Bachelor of Art Theory at UNSW Art & Design with a high distinction average, Emma has studied and practiced the refinement of arts writing as a primary, rather than secondary, artistic practice. She was chosen for Firstdraft Writer's program in 2016, was awarded the New Colombo Plan Scholarship which saw her travel to Chongqing, China, worked as Assistant Curator/Editor of the Patient Subject Exhibition and Catalogue for UNSW Galleries and Performance Space 201, and is the Founder, Owner and Director of Dr. Rex’s Press (a specialty bookstore and gallery) that won Renew Adelaide’s annual award for ‘Most Innovative Retail Concept’ at the Renew Adelaide Project.
Hoi Tak Hotel
During July 2016 Alexander was a participant in mad.Lab, a three-week
intensive course in Chongqing, China dealing with urban issues and
speculative futures. For the closing exhibition, Alexander collaborated with
art theory student Emma Size to produce 10 posters that linked a number
of projects based around the Hoi Tak Hotel via their recurring themes.
ORLAN, 4th Surgery-Performance Titled Successful Operation, 8th December, 1991, courtesy of the artist.