Martina Copley is an artist, curator, educator and writer interested in different modalities of practice and the annotative space. Her doctoral research project at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, 2019, considered the transposition of the rhetorical figure of the aside as a poetic strategy in art.

My practice is a vagabond investigation. There are some principles. Letting the work speak how it is made. Uncertainty in a dynamic puts everything at attention. Everything requires attention. Looking at the change of things, what takes place, notated and not. Vantage includes the way in which objects come into question even as they come into view. Stutter and stumble are descriptions of flow that have their own flow. Beginning in the middle, what happens in the middle is itself, and new. All things are equal to world.

An apprehension of contingent orders, the work doesn’t have a set form. Sound idea, object and modality are collated to set up a structural space for something to exist, a space in which the work moves towards an opening and at the same time asks questions about itself.

Recent exhibition projects and publications include Pant and doorbell thump is wants wants, with Lou Hubbard, BUS Projects, Melbourne; The other writing, Seventh, Melbourne, 2020; Doubting Writing/Writing Doubt, ACCA + RMIT non-fiction Lab, 2019; No Notes (This is writing), with Francesca Rendle-Short, 2017; Unhidden, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, 2017; Between these worlds there is no ordinary continuity, Melbourne Festival, 2016; FM[X] What would a feminist methodology sound like? WestSpace, Melbourne, 2015; A Listener’s guide to bowing, Melbourne School of Architecture & Design, 2015; Black Painting, seventh, Melbourne, 2014; New Ancestors, City & Docklands Libraries, Melbourne, 2014; At dawn the image rings a dissonant tune that is inaudible to our ears and cannot be recalled, with Michaela Bruton, BUS Projects, 2014.

Martina has significant experience working with contemporary artists and creative organisations as an independent curator of contemporary art and gallery manager in public, commercial and artist-run contexts. Selected curatorial projects include; Blindside Solo Residency Series 2020, Melbourne; Blindside Regional Art + Research Residencies, Mooramong, Victoria, 2020; Ego as Echo ii, Makiko Yamamoto, 2020, Blindside Satellite, Melbourne; Works<30s No.46-55 – With Lou Hubbard, Nathan Gray, 2016, Blindside Play, Melbourne; I always read by listening to the text, 2014, Platform, Melbourne; Bridie Lunney: The place where the fire is kept, 2014, Phoenix Foyer Commission, Melbourne; Self Species, 2012, LaTrobe University VAC Gallery, Bendigo & Maroondah Gallery, Victoria; The Five Obstructions, 2011, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, University of Melbourne; WALK, national touring exhibition, 2009; The Time It Takes, 2009, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria.

Martina is a lecturer and tutor at RMIT University and at LaTrobe College of Art + Design in Melbourne. She is an Artistic Director and the Gallery Coordinator at Blindside Art Space.

I live and create on the unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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Education

2014–2019

Doctor of Philosophy, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2019

TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification

2016

TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Workplace Dimensions, Melbourne

2012–2013

Master of Contemporary Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2011

Studio Development, LaTrobe College of Art and Design, Melbourne

1997

Art Curatorship & Museum Management, Post Graduate Diploma (Honours), University of Melbourne

1994–1996

Italian Language Studies, Dante Alighieri Language School, Rome & Centre for Italian Studies, Melbourne

1990

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Photography, Victoria College, Melbourne

1987

Photography Studies College, Melbourne

1986

Diploma in Educational Psychology, Monash University

1984

Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy, Psychology, Fine Art, University of Melbourne

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Aside, Artspace, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2018

Blind Task of Sleep (mere listening), Blindside Play, Melbourne

2016

Between these worlds there is no ordinary continuity. Commissioned as a response to The Home Within by Chiharu Shiota, Meat Market, Melbourne Festival 2016. Curators: Anabelle Lacroix + Anais Lellouche

2015

A Listener’s guide to… bowing, This Building Absorbs People, Melbourne School of Architecture & Design. Curators: Liquid Architecture for Nite Art Melbourne

2014

New Ancestors, Docklands Library, Melbourne

2014

Black Painting, Seventh, Melbourne. dark lens black painting, Lynette Smith

2013

An element of blank, Drawing Space, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2013

New Ancestors, City Library, Melbourne

1998

Elsewhere, Flinders Way Arcade, Melbourne

1998

Eidetic - sometimes there is a tendency to shade those parts that gather in the light, Linden Art Centre & Gallery, Melbourne

1994

rome, Linacre Café, Sandringham, Melbourne

1990

Skar T.V.; Fringe Festival, Melbourne - Experimental Video

1989

Brunswick Film Circus, Melbourne - Super 8 film

Group Exhibitions + Collaborations

2022

Offering: A Fragmentary Index, Liquid Architecture live Mono-poly event, Collingwood Yards. With Deanne Butterworth, Merina Dias-Jayasinha, Justin Malvaso, Josephine Mead, Harrison Ritchie-Jones.

forthcoming

Pond, or An irregular reader becomes the weather, Concentric Curriculum, Bus Projects, Melbourne. With Lou Hubbard, Abbra Kotlarczyk, Josephine Mead, Francesca Rendle-Short.

forthcoming

some alchemies [heavy breathing], RMIT Intersect, Melbourne. With James Carey and Bridie Lunney.

2021

Reading Space: The Common Room, designed by Nicola Cortese, Lauren Crockett and Stephanie Pahnis. In Who’s Afraid of Public Space?, ACCA and Melbourne Art Library.

2021
2020

pant and doorbell thump_is wants wants, BUS Projects, Melbourne. With Lou Hubbard. catalogue

2020

HELL ‘N’ BACK, Caves, Melbourne

2019

NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair, BUS Projects, Melbourne

2019

ATW AIR18, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne

2018

B-SIDE, Blindside, Melbourne. With Camilla Gough

2017

B-SIDE, Blindside, Melbourne. With Francesca Rendle-Short

2017

POETRY: a text and word based exhibition, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne. Curator Sandra Bridie

2017

Unhidden, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne. Curator Kali Michailidis

2015

FM [X]: What would a feminist methodology sound like? Erotics of Silence, Liquid Architecture Festival, West Space, Melbourne. Curator, Danni Zuvela

2015

Unintended Refrains, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne. Curator Sandra Bridie

2015

Shooting the Breeze, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne - Improvised reading for Catherine Clover

2014

Artist’s Books (reprised), George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne. Curators Sandra Bridie, Alice Mathieu and Craig Burgess

2014

I always read by listening to the text, Platform, Melbourne. Curator Martina Copley

2014

Marvel, finalist, award exhibition Windsor Hotel, Melbourne

2014
2013

Luminescence, finalist, award exhibition Windsor Hotel, Melbourne

2013

The Sketchbook Project: Australia, Brooklyn Art Library, New York and international tour, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2012

Non, First Site Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne. With Laurene Vaughan. Curator Martina Copley

2012

what lies beneath, Substation, Melbourne. Curator Ashlee Laing

2012

notation-movement, with Zac Jones, Bracks hallway, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2012

The Grid Show: A reprised space with Articulations, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne. Curators Sandra Bridie and Craig Burgess

2012

return to sender, Blindside, Melbourne

2012

25%, postgraduate gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2012

ARTECYCLE Sculpture Award, finalist, Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Valley City Council

2012

The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, New York and international tour

2012

The Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

2011

The Undergraduate, finalist, Toyota Spirit Community Gallery, Melbourne

2009

The Dog Show, artroom5, Henley Beach, South Australia. Curator Vivonne Thwaites

2007–2008

PLAYTIME: Amusing Melbourne Through the Ages, City Museum, Melbourne

2007–2008

[the space in between], VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne + Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

2006

LEXICON, Gallery@City Library, Melbourne

2003–2004

Compendium, ICON Museum of Art, Deakin University +Platform, Melbourne. Curator Martina Copley

2000

Microcosmos, P.B. Art Gallery, Melbourne

1999

Animal Magnetism, Platform, Melbourne. Curator Anne Harris

1999

Stop 22’s Greatest Hits, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne

1999

Momenta 99 Arts, Old Post Office, Geelong, Victoria

1998

Luna Park and the Art of Mass Delirium, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne. Curators Julia Murray & Stephanie Holt

1998

Overview ’98, Linden - Arts Centre & Gallery, Melbourne

1997

The A4 Show, West Space, Footscray

1997

The Grotesque, Platform, Melbourne. Curator Martina Copley

1996

Autoritratto Al Femminile, Centro Culturale Dell’Immagine, Il Fotogramma, Rome, Italy

1996, 1994, 1991

The Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne

1985

Sebastiano Oschmann Gradenigo Photography Award Exhibition, finalist, Istituto Nazareno, Rome, Italy

1994

Passionate Womyn, Mechanics Institute Gallery, Brunswick

1990

Carousel, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

1989

Victoria College Graduate Show, Artists Space, North Fitzroy, Melbourne

1989

Photo Access, Link Gallery, Canberra

Artist Publications + Pages

2022 forthcoming

Chorality. In A-Z of Creative Writing Methods, Bloomsbury. Editors: David Carlin, Peta Murray, Francesca Rendle-Short, Stayci Taylor, Julienne van Loon, Deborah Wardle.

2019

The movement of the aside target_blank Doctoral thesis, Victorian College of the Arts, Univeristy of Melbourne.

2019

They refused to play, out of fear no doubt. In Doubting Writing/Writing Doubt, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Presented in partnership with RMIT University non/fictionLab.

2019

Unworded Sound Poem, in Body of Sound, Cordite 89: Domestic. Curator Yasmin Heisler. Editor Kent MacCarter

2018

Across Speak and/or Waywardness, collaborative text with Francesca Rendle-Short, in Materiality, Creativity, Material Poetics, Axon: Creative Explorations 8.1, May

2017

No Notes (This is writing), artist publication with Francesca Rendle-Short. Composed directly onto an iPhone 5S Notes app. using keyboard and fingers, 152 page, colour, 150 x 80mm closed

2015

Artist Pages, Liquid Architecture

2014

Artist Pages (as footnotes), Journal of Arts Writing by Students (JAWS), 1.1. 25-30

2014

At dawn the image rings a dissonant tune that is inaudible to our ears and cannot be recalled, artist publication with Michaela Bruton. Colour, 283 pages, Ed. of 12, open 19 x 22cm, closed 19 x 11 x 2cm.

Artist Readings

2021

no more poetry Bridie Lunney, Sucking my Tongue to Keep the Salt of You Close, book launch, Angel Bar, Melbourne

2020

the other writing, Seventh, Melbourne

2019

Doubting Writing/Writing Doubt, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Presented in partnership with RMIT University non/fictionLab.

2018

five of one and six of the other talkin’ bout a revolution, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne

2018

M meets Monograph, MPavillion, Melbourne

2015

No Notes: this is writing, with Francesca Rendle-Short, communal reading, Dialogues and Atmospheres: Enquiries into knowing and making through creative arts research, creative arts research workshop/symposium, nonfictionLab (RMIT) + Creative Ecologies Lab (Macquarie University), R.M.I.T., Melbourne

2017

No Notes: this is writing, with Francesca Rendle-Short, artists’ reading, Hares and Hyenas, Melbourne

2017

No Notes: this is writing, with Francesca Rendle-Short, publication launch + communal reading, West Space, Melbourne

2015

Erotics of Silence:FM [X]: What would a feminist methodology sound like?, Liquid Architecture Festival, West Space, Melbourne. Curator Danni Zuvela

Artist Talks + Interviews

2020

Pant and doorbell thump_is wants wants, artist talk with Lou Hubbard, Bus Projects, Melbourne

2018

AIR Artist Talk, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Artist in Residence Program.

2016

Artist talk, LaTrobe College of Art and Design, Melbourne

2015

All Our Stories, Interview with Evelyn Morris & Martina Copley about Liquid Architecture's What Would Feminist Methodology Sound Like?, with Jess Fairfax & Leah Avene, PBS FM Radio, Monday 24 August

Residencies

2020

Enter Text Residency, Arteles Creative Center, Haukijärvi, Finland. (Invited + unable to attend due to travel restrictions)

2020-2021
2018
2015

Self-directed residency, Kyoto and surrounds, Japan

Grants and Awards

2014–2018

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, Doctor of Philosophy, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2016

NAVA Australian Artist Grant.

2015

Faculty Small Grant Scheme 2015, University of Melbourne

2014

NAVA Future/Forward Travel Bursary

2012–2013

Australian Postgraduate Award, Masters of Contemporary Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2012

Jim Marks Postgraduate Scholarship, University of Melbourne

2007

NETS Victoria Exhibition Development Fund Grant

2006

Arts Victoria Arts Development Presentation Grant

2006

Visions Australia Touring Grant

2006

NAVA Visual & Craft Artists’ Grant

2003

Pat Corrigan Artist’s Grant

1995

Sebastiano Oschman Gradenigo Photography Prize, Rome

Employment

2013–Current

Coordinator and Artistic Director, Blindside Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne

2021–Current

Lecturer and Tutor, Professional Creative Practice, Masters of Fine Art, RMIT University, Melbourne

2021–Current

Tutor, Critical Sessions, Master of Fine Art, RMIT University, Melbourne

2015–Current

Lecturer, Studio Exhibtion Practice + Art Practice and Theory, LaTrobe College of Art and Design, Melbourne

2018

Project Manager and Editor, Victorian College of the Arts Graduate Catalogue, University of Melbourne

2010-2011

Curator, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

2010

Gallery Assistant, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

2001

Arts Ambassador, Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy

1998-2010

Gallery Manager, Gallery 101, Melbourne

1998-2001

Arts Assistant, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, City of Port Phillip

1998

Acting Coordinator, Linden Arts Centre & Gallery, City of Port Phillip

1997

Second Arts Assistant, Linkages Project, Linden Arts Centre & Gallery, City of Port Phillip

1997

Curatorial Intern, National Gallery of Victoria, Photography. Curators Kelly Gellatly and Isobel Crombie

Curatorial projects

2020

Regional Art + Research Residencies, Pia Johnson, Bonny Cassidy, Zoe Barry, Blindside + National Trust, Victoria

2020

Blindside Solo Residency Series, Anna Dunnill, Jess Gall, Mira Ooseterweghel, Simone Nelson, Amaara Raheem, Sarah Rudledge, Ella Sowinska, Elke Varga, Ivey Wawn, Benjamin Woods, Yusi Zang, Sydney + Melbourne.

2020

Ego as Echo ii, Makiko Yamamoto, Blindside Satellite

2018

Make Your Best Work Move, Blindside Play

2016

Works<30s No.46-55 — With Lou Hubbard, Nathan Gray, Blindside Play

2014

I always read by listening to the text, Martina Copley, Renee Cosgrave, Anna Finlayson, Stephen Giblett, Heidi Holmes, Lou Hubbard, Bridie Lunney, Andrew McQualter, Sanne Mestrom, Viv Miller, Lynette Smith, Elke Varga,Platform, Melbourne

2014

Bridie Lunney: The place where the fire is kept, Phoenix Foyer Commission, Melbourne

2012

non, NonfictioNow conference exhibition, Francesca Rendle-Short, Hephzibah Rendle-Short, Laurene Vaughan, Jen Webb, Gosia Wlodarczack, First Site Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne

2012

Self Species, Ruth Johnstone, Josephine Kuperholz, Heather Shimmen, LaTrobe University VAC Gallery, Bendigo & Maroondah Gallery, Victoria

2011

Phoenix Art Sheets, offset prints of original artwork, ed. 100, Nathan Gray, Robin Kingston, Vin Ryan, Masato Takasaka, Justin Trendall. With R-co Design

2011

The Five Obstructions-someonehastodosomethingbeforeanyonecandoanything, Louisa Bufardeci, Starlie Geikie, Nathan Gray, Alasdair McLuckie, Francesca Rendle-Short,Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne

2010

Uncertainty (drawing), Lynette Smith, Vin Ryan, Elke Varga, City Library, Melbourne

2010

Something in the Air, Colin Batrouney & Johannes C Pennings, Rhett D’Costa & Fran van Riemsdyk, Kate Derum Estate & Sarah Tomasetti, Robin Kingston & Peter Ellis, Deborah Walker & Salote Tawale, Karen Ward & Claire Mooney, 27 Gipps Street, Melbourne

2010

Wall Works & Other Projects, Colin Batrouney, Rhett D’Costa, Heather Shimmen, Judy Holding, Peter James Smith, Karen Ward, Gallery 101, Melbourne

2009–2010

Line (drawing), Jan Berg, Fergus Binns, Starlie Geikie, Nathan Gray, Christopher LG Hill, Angela Leech, Brandt McCook, Annee Miron, Claire Mooney, Michael Peck, Vin Ryan, Elissa Sadgrove, Lynette Smith, Elke Varga, Irene Wellm, Stephen Wickham, Mailbox 141, Melbourne

2009

Plays and Wins: The Time It Takes, Rhett D’Costa, Robin Kingston, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria

2007–2009

WALK, National Touring Exhibition (NETS Victoria), John Wolseley, Nicky Hepburn, Carmel Wallace, Ilka White, Peter Corbett, Brian Laurence, Vicki Couzens, Jan Learmonth, Portland Art Gallery, VIC; Horsham Art Gallery, VIC; Hamilton Art Gallery, VIC; Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, VIC; Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC; Burnie Regional Gallery, TAS; Riddoch Art Gallery, SA; Flinders University Art Museum, SA; Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, WA; Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

2007

Clearings, Colin Batrouney, Josephine Kuperholz, Dena Lester, Danielle Thompson, Lisa Tomasetti, Gallery 101, Melbourne

2006

LEXICON, Small works on dictionary pages by fifty-seven artists, Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne

2005

translation, Elizabeth Boyce, Anna Finlayson, Natasha Frisch, Jess MacNeil, Rob McHaffie, Claire Mooney, Pandarosa, Alex Pittendrigh, Gallery 101, Melbourne. review, Olivia Poloni

2004

An Architecture of Hope, Cassandra Laing, Steven Rendall, Louise Rippert, Lynette Smith, Masato Takasaka, Shaun Wilson, Gallery 101, Melbourne

2003–2004

Compendium, touring exhibition, ICON Museum of Art, Deakin University & Platform, Melbourne

2003

The Museum Aesthetic, Damiano Bertoli, Chris Bond, Craig Easton, Anthony Hunt, Nicholas Jones, Selina Ou, Vin Ryan, Louiseann Zahra, Gallery 101, Melbourne.

2003

Passage: Sculpture in the St Kilda Botanic Gardens, with Sue Boucher, St Kilda, Melbourne

2002

CSA Sculpture @ St Kilda Botanic Gardens, with Sue Boucher, Melbourne

2000

Anne Marie Graham, A Commitment To Art: Survey Exhibition Spanning 70 Years, Gallery 101, Melbourne

1998

The Post-Postcard Show, Linden – Arts Centre & Gallery, Melbourne

1997

Roundness, Robert Bridgewater, Louise Rippert, Maria Lunney, Michael Bullock, Stop 22 Gallery, Melbourne

1997

The Grotesque, Naomi Kumar, Simone LeAmon, Martina Copley, Elke Varga, Platform, Spencer Street Underpass, Melbourne

1997

Red, Louisa Bufardeci, Cassandra Laing, Fiona Abicare, West Space Gallery, Melbourne

2006-2014

Founder & co-curator, Mailbox 141 Artspace, 141 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Teaching + Workshops

2021-Current

Lecturer and Tutor, Professional Creative Practice, Masters of Fine Art, RMIT University, Melbourne

2021-Current

Tutor, Critical Sessions, Master of Fine Art, RMIT University, Melbourne

2015-Current

Lecturer, Studio Exhibition Practice, Art Practice and Theory, LaTrobe College of Art and Design (LCAD), Melbourne

2021

Artist Talk, Professional Practice, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.

2020

Lecturer and Tutor, Critical Frameworks, Coursework Masters, RMIT University, Melbourne

2019

Creative Project Proposal Writing Workshop, First Site, R.M.I.T University, Melbourne

2019

Sessional Tutor and Visiting artist, Photography Department, Faculty of VCA & MCM, University of Melbourne

2018

Academic Assistantship, Faculty of VCA & MCM, University of Melbourne

2018

Visiting Speaker, Professional Development, graduating students, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2015

Coordinator + course leader, LCAD Intensive Course New York City Art Tour, New York, USA

2015

Coordinator + course leader, LCAD Intensive Course Venice Biennale Art Tour, Venice, Italy

2014

Visiting artist, LCAD, Melbourne

2014

Guest lecturer, Photography Studies College, Melbourne

2011

Lecturer, Trial Hang Curatorial Project, Fine Art (Painting), School of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne

2010

Guest lecturer, Contemporary Curatorial Practice, Diploma Visual Arts, Council for Adult Education, Melbourne

2007

Guest lecturer, Curatorial Practice, RMIT Art & Design, Melbourne

2004

Guest lecturer, Professional Development, Chisholm Institute, Melbourne

2003

Guest lecturer, Professional Development, Box Hill T.A.F.E. & Frankston T.A.F.E

2001

Guest lecturer, Professional Development & International Venice Biennale, Box Hill T.A.F.E.

1998

Guest lecturer, Curatorial Perspectives, Photography Studies College, Melbourne

1998

Sessional Tutor, Photography, Koori Performing Arts, Swinburne, Melbourne

1991-1995

English Language Teacher, Intercoop Language School, Rome, Italy

Mentorship

2021

Variations Blindside Creative Victoria Mentorship Program with Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

2014-Current

Blindside Gallery Internship Program, Melbourne

2019,05,04,01,1998

Art Stream, Photography Studies College, Melbourne.

2015

art.speak, Melbourne

2013

Blindside Curator Mentorship with University of Melbourne, Melbourne

2011

Curator Mentorship, Victorian Indigenous Art Awards, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

Advisor - Assessor

2021

Selection and advisory panel member. Artists In Spaces + Big Art Small Halls, South Gippsland Shire, Victoria

2021

Selection and advisory panel member. Great Southern Bale Trail, South Gippsland Shire, Victoria

2020

Peer review panel, Axon: Creative Explorations, Axon Journal, Canberra, Australia

2019-Current

Artistic Director, Programming Committee, Blindside, Melbourne

2019

External Assessor, Honours by Project & Exegesis, Bachelor of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne

2018,17,15,14,13

External Assessor, Photography Studies College, Advanced Diploma of Photography, Art Specialisation, Melbourne

2014

Judge, MoreArt, Moreland City Council

2013

Selection Committee, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne

2012

External Assessor, Council for Adult Education, Second Year Visual Arts Diploma, Melbourne

2010

Selection Committee, Siemens RMIT Fine Art Scholarship, Melbourne

2009

Judge, Books… beyond words, Artist’s Books Award Exhibition, East Gippsland Regional Gallery, Victoria

2003

Judge, The Little Archie, Bold Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington, Victoria

2003

Judge, Bonanza, Contemporary Sculptors Association, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne

2003

Judge, Graduart, Contemporary Visual Arts & Ceramics, Final Year Diploma, Chisholm Institute of TAFE, Melbourne

2000

Judge, Arts Blitz, Kingston Arts Centre

1999, 98, 97

Judge, Melbourne Fringe Festival

1998

Exhibition Selection Committee, Helen Schutt Access Gallery, Centre For Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2021

Industry Advisor, Regional Arts Victoria Sustaining Creative Workers program

Speaking

2021

Smart Arts 3RRR, radio interview with Richard Watts and Michael Camakaris, curator of Variations, Blindside Artist Mentorship Initiative

2021

Artist Talk, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.

2020

Smart Arts 3RRR, radio interview with Richard Watts, 1 July

2020

Artist Talk with Lou Hubbard, Pant and doorbell thump_is wants wants, Bus Projects, Melbourne.

2018
2018

Panel Discussion, M meets Monograph, MPavillion, Melbourne. With Rachel Ang, John Brooks and Eugenia Flynn, Sophia Cai, Charlotte Watson

2017

Panel Discussion, Fiction Q&A with artist Sandra Bridie and writer Dr. Melody Ellis, Blindside Melbourne

2017

Radio interview Nite Art 17, SYN radio, Melbourne. With Todd Beavis

2017

Roundtable moderator, An Act of Showing – Rethinking Artist Run Initiatives Through Place, Testing Grounds, Melbourne.

2016

Panel discussion, Iconoclasm, Fever and Anxiety, with Dr Antonio González Zarandona and Azza Zein, Blindside, Melbourne

2016

Artist talk, LaTrobe College of Art and Design, Melbourne

2015

All Our Stories, Interview with Evelyn Morris & Martina Copley about Liquid Architecture's What Would Feminist Methodology Sound Like?*, with Jess Fairfax & Leah Avene, PBS FM Radio, Monday 24 August

2014

Panel Discussion, Manon Van Kouswijk with Alex Selenitsch and Martina Copley, The Other Side, Level 10, 221 Queen Street, Melbourne, 9 Sept

2013

Opening Speaker, Petrus Spronk, LaTrobe University VAC Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria

2012

Floor Talk, Self Species, Maroondah Art Gallery, Victoria

2012

Opening Speaker, Self Species, LaTrobe University VAC Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria

2011

Opening speaker, Dane Trower, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

2010

In Conversation with artist Irene Wellm, collingwoodartsprecinct, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne

2009

Opening speaker, Mandy Gunn and Leanne Cole, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

2009

Chairperson, panel discussion, WALK, national touring exhibition, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

2009

Opening speaker, WALK, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

2008

Radio Interview, WALK with Alice Pryor, ABC 774am, Melbourne

2009

Floor Talk, WALK, Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria

2009

Floor Talk, Plays and Wins, Gippsland Art Gallery Sale, Victoria

2008

Radio Interview, WALK with Alan Richardson, Mt Gambia, Victoria

2008

Curatorial Floor Talks, WALK, Gippsland Gallery, Sale, Victoria; Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania

2004

Public Floor Talk, Compendium, ICON Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melbourne

2003

Radio Interview, The Museum Aesthetic, 3RRR High & Low with Roger Taylor

2002

Panelist, Public Art: Who Needs It? Local Knowledge Public Forum, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art

2002

Radio Interviews, CSA Sculpture, 3PBS Art & Rave Today with Hugo Leschen & Mark Williams + 3RRR High & Low with Roger Taylor

Academic Arts Writing

2019

The movement of the aside (Abstract). Practice-led, Doctoral research that considers the transposition of the rhetorical figure of the aside as a poetic strategy in art. Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, 2019.

2012
2012
2012
2012

Commissioned Arts Writing

2021

Blindside Regional Art + Research Residencies, National Trust of Australia Victoria Magazine, Issue 20, Autumn 2021, 17

2014

Foyer, focus, fire, Bridie Lunney, Pheonix Foyer Commission, 82 Flinders Street, Melbourne

2013

Gloria Stern, The Viewer, exhibition catalogue, Artman Gallery, Melbourne

2013

Anna Caione, Process/Presence, Processo Presenza, exhibition catalogue, Words for Art, Museo Italiano, Melbourne.

2012

Self Species, Ruth Johnstone, Josephine Kuperholz, Heather Shimmen, IMPRINT Magazine, Vol. 47, No.3, Sept/Oct, 2012, 24

2012

Onlooker, Jarek Wojcik, exhibition catalogue, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne + The Melbourne Review, Visual Arts, o8, June, 42

2012

Un:Sighted, exhibition catalogue, Louise Blyton, Tim Gresham, Emma Langridge, Troy Mendham, Lynette Smith, Peter Summers, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

2011

…time and place, Melanie Fitzmaurice, Jarek Wojcik, Kate Briscoe, exhibition catalogue, Catherine Asquith Gallery at Korean Art Fair 2011, Korea

2011

Anna Caione, Coperta, exhibition catalogue, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne

2010

A Silver Lining: FRAMED – The Darwin Gallery*, Interview with Director Anne Phelan, Art Monthly Australia, November

2010

Irene Wellm, The gold in the shadow, exhibition catalogue, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne

2010

The Sprawling Mechanism of Millieu, Something in the Air, 27 Gipps Street, Melbourne

2010
2010

An Unshaped World, Judy Holding, exhibition catalogue, Framed Gallery, Darwin + fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

2009

Beginning in the middle… a conversation between curator, Martina Copley and artists, Rhett D’Costa and Robin Kingston, exhibition catalogue, Plays and Wins: The Time It Takes, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria

2009

Books… beyond words, Artist’s Books Award exhibition catalogue, East Gippsland Regional Gallery, Victoria

2008

The Walk Project, Insite Magazine, May-June, 7-8

2008

Judy Holding, exhibition catalogue, Beaver Galleries, Canberra

2007

Education Kit, Plays and Wins: The Time It Takes, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria

2007

Cadence, WALK, National touring exhibition catalogue. Peter Corbett, Vicki Couzens, Brian Laurence, Jan Learmonth, Carmel Wallace, John Wolseley, Ilka White

2007

Noise, exhibition catalogue, Artefact, City Museum at Old Treasury, Melbourne

2007
2007

It doesn’t matter where they come from… Rhett D’Costa & Robin Kingston, exhibition catalogue, Possible Words, Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Churchill, Victoria

2006

Clearsoundings, Titania Henderson, exhibition catalogue, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2005

Translation, exhibition catalogue, Gallery 101, Melbourne

2005

Veneer, exhibition review, un Magazine, February, Melbourne

2004

Not a Review, a Reminiscence, essay in Formation and Form: West Space 1993-2003, West Space, Melbourne

2004

Compendium, exhibition catalogue, ICON Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melbourne

2003

A photograph, Kim Lawler, profile essay, Adelaide Festival, South Australia

2003

The Museum Aesthetic, exhibition catalogue, Gallery 101, Melbourne

2002

A spectral blush, Cassandra Laing, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne University Gallery + Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne

2002

An Architecture of Skin, Robert Bridgewater, exhibition catalogue, Niagara Gallery + Melbourne ArtFair

2002

Keeping Rooms: Ideas in Space, Contemporary Sculptor’s Association Newsletter, July

2002

Louise Harper Recent Sculpture, review, Monument, 48, June/July, 109

2002

The Verge, CSA Sculpture @ St Kilda Botanic Gardens, exhibition catalogue, St Kilda, Melbourne

2001

The Ship’s Wake, Peter James Smith, Underlapping Science, exhibition catalogue, Gallery 101, Melbourne + Michael Nagy Fine Art; Sydney, Australia

2001

Terrain, Peter James Smith, The Cinematic Trace, exhibition catalogue, Auckland, New Zealand

2001

49th International Biennale of Venice, review, Contemporary Sculptors Association News, No.4, Sept

1999

Melbourne Biennial, review, MESH, Experimenta Media Art, Melbourne

1997

Roundness, exhibition catalogue, Stop 22, St Kilda, Melbourne

1997

Red, exhibition catalogue, West Space, Footscray, Melbourne