Kate Blackmore is a Sydney based artist who works primarily with video, installation and performance. Blackmore’s approach to art is interdisciplinary, with collaborative and curatorial projects playing a central role in her praxis. Blackmore is a founding member of artist collaboration Brown Council (with Kelly Doley, Frances Barrett & Diana Smith) whose live performances and video works have been shown in a range of Australian and international contexts including: the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney; ]; the National Museum of Contemporary Art (NMOCA), Seoul; and the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane. Blackmore recently returned from Barcelona where she undertook an Australia Council for the Arts studio residency.
Frances Barrett is a Sydney based performance artist and curator. Barrett’s solo projects have been presented at The Sydney Guild, Firstdraft, Locksmith Project Space, and The Imperial Panda Festival. She is a member of artistic collaboration Brown Council (with Kate Blackmore, Diana Smith and Kelly Doley) whose work has been presented most recently at Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Performance Space (Sydney) and Artspace (Sydney). Between 2009-2013 Barrett was a member of the curatorial collective, Serial Space (with Jennifer Hamilton, Pia van Gelder, Tom Smith and Kate Blackmore) who provided a platform for the development and presentation of time-based art practice in Sydney.