1. Born in Maitland, New South Wales, Nell’s work deals with birth, sex and death understood through physical experiences of impermanence. Her great love of Rock ‘n’ Roll and small joys manifest in artworks that are everyday meditations on what is means to stay familiar with the certainty of your own mortality. Nell is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and was the winner of the UQ Portrait Prize in 2013. Nell has collaborated with fashion label Romance was Born and her work is held by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, The University of Queensland Art Museum as well as numerous private and corporate collections nationwide. Nell talks to NAVA about what is means to be an artist and how she has made a career for herself.

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  2. Craig has worked across a range of art forms including theatre, architecture, public works, gallery exhibitions, natural environments and festivals. His work has been shown in a number of national and international exhibitions, including the Gwangju Biennale, Jakarta Biennale XIII, Indonesia; Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Japan; 01SJ Biennial San Jose, California; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Koganecho Bazaar, Japan; and DRIFT 08, London. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Griffith University. 


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  3. Lindy Lee is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists, with a career spanning three decades in Australia and internationally. Born in Brisbane, Lee’s works from the 1980s began an ongoing investigation into issues of selfhood, identity and authenticity via concepts of the copy and the original. Lee studied at The Chelsea School of Art, London in 1979–80, at SCA from 1981 to 1984 and later at UNSW. In 2008 Lee was the subject of an ABC TV documentary for the 'Artists at Work' series. She has exhibited internationally in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore. Lee is currently a trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Her work is included in numerous major public and private collections throughout Australia, including Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Australia and The University of Melbourne.

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  4. Sally Smart has long been concerned with the feminine identity from both a contemporary and historical perspective. Utilising collage, screen-printing, drawing and photography she creates illustrative, theatrical installations that employ a cinematic visual style. Sally Smart graduated from the South Australian School of Art in 1981 and completed postgraduate studies at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1988, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in 1991. Informed by feminist discourses surrounding psychoanalytic theory and the anti-art movements of Dada and Surrealism, Smart's installations explore corporeality, gender and identity politics.

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  5. Contemporary artist Tony Albert (b. 1981, Townsville, Australia) weaves together personal and collective histories to create his unique assemblage works. His major installations "A Collected History" (2002 - 2010) and "Rearranging Our History" (2002 - 2011) have been exhibited at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel and National Art Museum of China in Beijing, respectively. Both large wall installations, these works included hundreds of re-worked pieces of found "Aboriginalia”, a term Albert coined to describe objects that feature naïve portrayals of Australian Aboriginal people and their culture. He is well represented in public collections within Australia including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Gallery of Modern Art – Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane. In 2013, the Singapore Art Museum will present his "A Collected History" and the Art Gallery of New South Wales will present a new major wall installation as part of their Level 2 Contemporary Projects.

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