THE BOARD OF CONSTANCE 2017
Rebecca is an artist, art educator and administrator. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Newcastle in 2010 and a Master of Art Curatorship at the University of Sydney in 2013. Rebecca is now based in Hobart and works as an Art Educator at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Tasmanian born artist Liam James completed his Bachelor of Contemporary Art at the University of Tasmania in 2010 with Honours from the Australian National University in Canberra in 2012. Now based in Hobart, he has shown work in various galleries across Tasmania, and has exhibited nationally and internationally.
He has an accompanying curatorial practice that has seen him involved with artist run initiatives, and project based exhibitions that inform and compliment his practice. James works primarily with photography, creating evocative scenes and portraits rich with references to Australian art history, his personal identity and the wider canon of art. Each image cleverly critiques its place in this dialogue, and provokes questions from the viewer about the discomfort of belonging, and our understanding of art and local history as it is presented to us and by whom.
Emma Luimes is a local freelance writer. She graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Masters in Journalism, Media and Communications. She currently writes for Warp, the Tasmanian Arts Guide and Undertow. She has previously written for Aphra, New Spotlight, The Holland Times, Togatus and The Apple.
Lucy Parakhina is a Sydney/Hobart-based photographer, creative producer and artist. Her previous work over the last few years has included working as a core member of artistic collective Unhappen, creating immersive, site-specific, interactive experiences; producing a residency program for artists working with new media in the context of performance; and providing photo and video documentation of art and performance for a wide variety of arts organisations around Australia. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Sydney and Hobart, and she has twice participated in the Underbelly Arts Festival on Cockatoo Island, Sydney.
In 2015, Lucy completed Honours in Fine Arts at the Tasmanian College of the Arts in Hobart. She is interested in how representations of landscape, architecture and industrial design communicate ideology, and how the photographic medium represents space.