Liberate Tate, Birthmark (2016) BP Portrait Award, Wolfson Gallery, National Portrait Gallery.

Liberate Tate, Birthmark (2016) BP Portrait Award, Wolfson Gallery, National Portrait Gallery.

Mel Evans

Mel Evans is a London-based artist and activist, and part of Liberate Tate, an art collective exploring the role of creative intervention in social change. Her book Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts was published by Pluto Press in 2015. Her writing has been published in Contemporary Theatre Review, Performance Research Journal, Internationale Online, The Guardian, New Internationalist, Dissent, Red Pepper and others. Recent examples of public speaking and workshop facilitation include D&AD President's Lecture, Performing Protest Conference Leuven University, Artwash Book Tour UK and Ireland, Curating Conflict at the V&A Gallery London, and Question Everything at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Queen of the Desert, (2012) Starlady with young women from Areyonga (Olivia, Anthea, Caitlin, Chantel) © 360 Degree Film

Queen of the Desert, (2012) Starlady with young women from Areyonga (Olivia, Anthea, Caitlin, Chantel) © 360 Degree Film

Alex Kelly

Alex Kelly is a filmmaker and creative producer based in Alice Springs. She worked for ten years with leading Australian social change arts company Big hART as Creative Producer of Ngapartji Ngapartji and was National Producer from 2012-2014. Alex has worked on a range of roles on documentary films including; producing Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji production managing Coniston: Telling it True and directing Queen of the Desert.  She was the global Impact & Distribution Producer on Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything project. Alex is a 2016 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow. She is the Director and co-founder of the Something Somewhere Film Festival in Alice Springs. 

Megan Cope, Resistance (2016) Installation view, Sovereignty, ACCA, Enamel on cardboard, core flute and timber. Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne

Megan Cope, Resistance (2016) Installation view, Sovereignty, ACCA, Enamel on cardboard, core flute and timber. Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne

Megan Cope

Megan Cope is an exciting young artist with a quickly growing profile, attracting attention for her paintings, video work, sculptural installations and site-specific commissions. A Quandamooka woman from North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, her work explores the intricate relationship between environment, geography and identity. Maps feature prominently in Cope’s work; she draws on toponymy (the study of place names) to probe myths and methodologies around colonisation. Cope’s work has been commissioned and exhibited in Australia and internationally in major musuems, galleries and institutions. Cope is a member of Aboriginal art collective proppaNOW.

Amy Spiers, Wait Until Called, (2014) Photograph: Gabriel Clark

Amy Spiers, Wait Until Called, (2014) Photograph: Gabriel Clark

Amy Spiers

Amy Spiers is a Melbourne-based artist, writer and researcher. Spiers makes art both collaboratively with Catherine Ryan, and as a solo artist. Her socially-engaged, critical art practice focuses on the creation of live performances, participatory situations and multi-artform installations for both site-specific and gallery contexts. Through her work she aims to prompt questions and debate about the present social order — particularly about the gaps and silences in public discourse where difficult histories and social issues are not confronted. Spiers has presented numerous art projects across Australia and internationally, most recently at Monash University Museum of Art (Melbourne), the Museum für Neue Kunst (Freiburg), MONA FOMA festival (Hobart) and the 2015 Vienna Biennale. As an arts writer, Spiers has published work widely, including for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Auckland Art Gallery, Journal of Arts and Communities, Open Engagement, Das Superpaper, un magazine and Artlink. Spiers is currently a PhD candidate at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

Kelly Doley, Cold Calling a Revolution (2014-15) Photograph: Lara Merrington and Jessica Maurer

Kelly Doley, Cold Calling a Revolution (2014-15) Photograph: Lara Merrington and Jessica Maurer

Kelly Doley

Kelly Doley is an artist, curator and arts-worker in the cross-disciplinary fields of visual arts, feminism and performance in Australia. She is director and co-founder of artist collective Barbara Cleveland (formally Brown Council) and holds a Masters of Visual Art from Sydney University (2011). Kelly has initiated artistic projects, exhibitions and festivals including JANIS and Cosmic Battle For Your Heart. She was on the board of directors for Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, an artist-in-residence at Artspace, Sydney, and participated in the Australia Council Arts Leaders Program in 2016. Kelly is currently researching Asia Pacific feminist performance practice with Diana Smith.

Gabrielle de Vietri, Three Teams (2013) Photograph: Tarni Rees

Gabrielle de Vietri, Three Teams (2013) Photograph: Tarni Rees

Gabrielle de Vietri

Gabrielle de Vietri is an artist with a concept-driven, socially-engaged collaborative practice. Her work has taken form as pedagogical systems, community events, interactive public performances, documents, invented languages, fictional historical insertions, lectures and gardens. She has carried out projects in non-traditional locations, and held exhibitions in major Australian institutions and internationally in public spaces, galleries and museums. Gabrielle is a curreny Sidney Myer Creative Fellow (2015-17). She is co-director with Will Foster of A Centre for Everything.

Zoe Scoglio and Mish Grigor, We Are Mountain (2016). Image: Documentation video stills - Angus Ashton

Zoe Scoglio and Mish Grigor, We Are Mountain (2016). Image: Documentation video stills - Angus Ashton

Zoe Scoglio

Zoe Scoglio is an artist who unites performance, sound, video and installation to create interdisciplinary, site-responsive and participatory work. With a focus on the connections between the human and geological worlds, her practice explores how the narratives we create about our idea of humanness impact the way we commodify, consume and value the natural world and its resources in this Epoch of the Anthropocene. Zoe’s projects explore possibilities for collective engagement, ceremonial encounters and enlivened installations.

Tanja Beer (installation concept & designer), The People’s Weather Report (2014) Photograph: Nick Roux & Jennifer Tran

Tanja Beer (installation concept & designer), The People’s Weather Report (2014) Photograph: Nick Roux & Jennifer Tran

Tanja Beer

Tanja Beer is an award winning ecological designer, installation artist and performance maker working across artistic and scientific disciplines. Her practice integrates public art and theatre-making with urban ecology and well-being science to catalyse community engagement on environmental issues. She is the creator of The Living Stage – a work that combines stage design, permaculture and community engagement to create recyclable, biodegradable and edible performance spaces.

Sumugan Sivanesan, Alex & I: Against Indifference (2016)

Sumugan Sivanesan, Alex & I: Against Indifference (2016)

Sumugan Sivanesan

Sumugan Sivanesan is an anti-colonial and anti-disciplinary writer and artist. He works across the fields of contemporary art, media, cultural theory, environmental humanities and Tamil diaspora studies. His current research concerns artistic strategies and design innovations arising in social movements pursuing climate justice (www.shadowofthefuture.org). He was part of the media/art gang boat-people.org, whose interventions, performances and installations in the early 2000s confronted nationalism and border (in)security in Australia. He was a core member of the experimental documentary collective theweathergroup_U, who formed for the Biennale of Sydney 2008 to work at the intersection of indigenous knowledge, science communication, environmental activism and the then burgeoning carbon economy.

Sian Darling, ABCs & Rice (2015)

Sian Darling, ABCs & Rice (2015)

Sian Darling

Siân Darling is a creative media artist using her practice to spark social activism and facilitate collaborations between artists. Formerly the General Manager of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Siân has since produced and directed documentaries, video portraits and acclaimed video art, and produced international campaigns promoting the use of art as activism. Most recently she co-created Nasty Women Everywhere, a curated online hub for artists to exhibit works responding to, defending and promoting women's rights. Siân is currently developing a series of video tributes to women in wartimes who used art as activism. She is an ongoing contributor of video portraits and artist profiles to Art Guide Australia, a regular performer with The Guerrilla Museum and the Boon Companions and sits on the board of Right Now Inc.

Shane McGrath, RUN-THROUGH Come with me into the void (2015)

Shane McGrath, RUN-THROUGH Come with me into the void (2015)

Shane McGrath

Shane McGrath is a Melbourne based artist currently undertaking a PhD at Deakin University, Melbourne. His thesis looks at new understandings of place, vernacular culture and sporting codes through the languages of a multi-media, contemporary art practice. Over the past two years he has worked with the tradition of amateur football in two major works: RUNTHROUGH (2015), and On the Outer (2015). Shane’s socially engaged practice can be read as civil disobedience, as political intervention or as benign rendering, and he positions his work not just in the field of contemporary art but as event, as artefact and as agent for change. Shane uses humour, theatrics and historical rigour to create site-responsive, participatory and delegated performances examining complex socio-political topics. Shane currently lectures at Deakin University in Contemporary Art Practice and Investigating Creative Methods

Sarah-Jane Woulahan (director), Ward of State, 2015

Sarah-Jane Woulahan (director), Ward of State, 2015

Sarah-Jane Woulahan

Sarah-Jane Woulahan is a director of drama, satire, documentary, transmedia, music video and a PhD candidate in Virtual Reality. She founded The Ministry of Truth which collectively organised to create political documentary and satire video works and The Better Left Wing Propaganda People's Front which distributes activist media and connects its makers. She balances her work as a freelance director of commercial content with creating personal and politically engaged art and social organising.

Nicola Gunn & Jo Lloyd, Mermermer (2016)

Nicola Gunn & Jo Lloyd, Mermermer (2016)

Nicola Gunn

Nicola Gunn is an award-winning writer, director, performer and designer, who combines text, choreography and visual art to make contemporary performance work in response to a self-generated impulse to tell a story or explore a form. She makes work in theatres, galleries and non-performance sites, and often engages non-actors to create conversational pieces in public spaces. She finds parallels between personal experiences and larger social realities, using subversive humour to explore the fragility of the human condition. Her practice is strongly committed to institutional critique and disrupting existing power structures to imagine different ways of being. She has received critical acclaim for a genre of sophisticated performance, has toured to New Zealand, North America, Europe and throughout Australia, and has collaborated with local and international artists. Nicola is the recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts Creative Australia Fellowship and a Churchill Fellowship. She holds a Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) from RMIT.

Lizzy Sampson and Hervé Senot, Temporary Agency (2014)

Lizzy Sampson and Hervé Senot, Temporary Agency (2014)

Lizzy Sampson

Lizzy Sampson researches economies, resources, consumption, public service, work, energy and mining, company towns, exchange, localisation, bureaucracy, ownership, environment, movement and stillness through her arts practice. Lizzy works across visual and experimental art forms, both collaboratively and as a solo artist. Recently these art forms have included online databases, performance, wood whittling, video, mapping, walking, word-play, installation, photography and painting.

Erica McCalman

Erica is a producer, project and production manager with Balardong, Irish convict, Scottish, and Cornish heritage. In 2017 she returned to Next Wave after living and working in Sydney for Legs On The Wall physical theatre company and managing the British Council’s ACCELERATE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership programme. Previously Erica was an Associate Producer for Next Wave 2014 and has worked with Sydney companies Performing Lines, Sydney Festival, Blackfella films and Performance Space managing programmes and initiatives both locally and nationally. Her production credits include works within Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Festival and Brisbane Festival. She has collaborated with artists from Korea, Australia, Timor Leste and holds a particular interest in contemporary, experimental and live art from indigenous and multicultural artists.

Archie Barry, dreamboy (2016)

Archie Barry, dreamboy (2016)

Archie Barry

Archie Barry is an emerging artist, educator and transgender community event facilitator, based in Melbourne, and currently undertaking a Masters of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts. Archie’s artwork takes form primarily in live body-centred performance and video and is concerned with exploring embodiment as a politicised gendered experience. The work aims to propose the following questions: What possibilities exist in the space between or beyond genders? What is lost in our reliance on the binarized logic of a two-gender system? Archie’s work is informed by living as a non-binary transgender person within a society that sanctions discreet and consistent gender identities and often fails to comprehend, acknowledge or represent people with fluid or composite genders. Archie’s performance work seeks to evoke emotive and sensorial responses in audiences as a compassionate and direct approach to considering the gendered human condition.

Aviva Reed and Patrick Belford, End of the Road (2015)

Aviva Reed and Patrick Belford, End of the Road (2015)

Aviva Reed

Aviva Reed is an interdisciplinary visual ecologist from a science, activist and creative background. For over a decade, she has produced collaborative participatory actions and visual material for a variety of environmental and social campaigns, in particular, threatened forest systems. Aviva was artist-in-residence at the recent Australian Earth Laws Alliance tribunal in Brisbane. Her current practice sees her entering sites of destruction and constructing installations of reverence. Aviva also carries out political campaigning through the education system, at both the school and university levels. She produces books, posters and workshops based on threatened ecosystems, and an ongoing workshop series looking at the rights of nature.

The Seance promotional images. Image: Sarah Walker

The Seance promotional images. Image: Sarah Walker

Bek Berger

Bek Berger is a curator and creative producer from Melbourne, Australia. Over the past eighteen months she has been involved in researching, participating and producing alternative festival models across the globe. Her previous roles have included associate producer of American Realness, New York, USA; intern at MoMA PS1, New York, USA; special events producer at Darwin Festival, Darwin, NT; associate producer at Forest Fringe, Edinburgh, UK; and assistant producer at Fierce Producer, Birmingham, UK. Bek was the project-producer-in-residence at Arts House from 2014 to 2015, working on different performative strategies to incite conversation, including the Supper Club (2015), La Discorso (with Dagmara Gieysztor) and the first Independent Convergence (with Kieran Swann and Dan Koop). She has produced over 20 independent productions including works from Sisters Grimm, The Hayloft Project, No Show and I’m Trying to Kiss You in additional to holding positions with organisations such as Aphids, Dance Massive and La Mama Theatre.

Alana Hunt, To greener pastures, 2015

Alana Hunt, To greener pastures, 2015

Alana Hunt

Alana Hunt is an artist, writer and cultural producer living on Miriwoong Country in the remote north-west of Australia. Her work distils complex and controversial issues into personal encounters that are challenging, poetic, and at once absurd and meaningful. The capacity of art and ideas to intervene in and give shape to the public sphere lies at the foundation of what she does. Since 2009 her most comprehensive bodies of work have emerged from occupied Kashmir. Most recently the participatory memorial Cups of nun chai was serialised in a newspaper in Kashmir three times a week for ten months. In late 2016 portions of her essay A mere drop in the sea of what is published by 4A Papers made it into the Hansard report of the Australian parliament. Evidence that we are not working in isolated echo chambers but massive cultural ecosystems with porous borders. From 2011-15 Alana worked at Warmun Art Centre. She is currently on the editorial advisory committee of un Magazine and undertaking the Australia Council for the Arts Future Leader’s Program.

Samara Hersch and Lara Thoms, We all know what is happening (2017)

Samara Hersch and Lara Thoms, We all know what is happening (2017)

Samara Hersch

Samara Hersch is a Melbourne based artist working across theatre, film and live performance. Her practice is concerned with subverting representations of the ‘other’ through politically and socially engaged projects, often collaborating with both trained and untrained performers. Samara graduated with a Masters in Theatre Practice from Victorian College of the Arts in 2009. She recently presented Sex and Death at Arts House -a work made in collaboration with 6 performers over 70 years of age, for the Festival of Live Art. Sex and Death was nominated for two Green Room Awards for best contemporary and experimental performance. Samara received an Australian Council for the Arts Early Career Residency in 2014 and was an artist in residence at the City of Melbourne, Arts and Participation Program. Samara is currently developing ‘We All Know What’s Happening’, together with Lara Thoms. – a new work made by 7 children in Melbourne in response to Australia's ongoing fraught relationship with Nauru.

Sarah McConnell, Exclusion Zones (2017)

Sarah McConnell, Exclusion Zones (2017)

Sarah McConnell

Sarah McConnell is a Melbourne based artist working predominantly in painting and drawing on paper. As a committed activist and environmentalist, her work addresses issues around humanity’s impact on nature and the social and environmental consequences of our actions. Sarah completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Drawing at the Victorian College of Art in 2011 and the Sustainability Leadership Fellowship program at the Centre for Sustainability Leadership in 2013. She has been a teacher of drawing at LaTrobe College of Art and Design and is currently working as an intern at CLIMARTE. As a member of the collective 5 Press, she has participated in Melbourne Art Book Fair 2016 and 2017 at the NGV and Artspace’s Volume Art Book Fair 2015. She regularly illustrates for the Rescope Project and volunteers for a number of environmental activist groups.

Supina Bytol, Hanging Rock Slideshow (2016)

Supina Bytol, Hanging Rock Slideshow (2016)

Supina Bytol

Supina Bytol is an Australian born Cocos Island Malay artist. Her multidisciplinary practice includes music and performance. She studied Fine arts at the Perth College of Technology and Swinbourne University in Melbourne. Her new work in video and photography explores personal experiences in religious and social stereotypes and identity.

Nina Ross, Comments (2017)

Nina Ross, Comments (2017)

Nina Ross

Nina Ross is a Melbourne-based artist working predominantly with self-portraiture performance video and photography. With a research-led practice, Nina’s work draws on personal encounters to interrogate the complexities and challenges of individual experiences using and sharing language. Nina’s early work departed from her own and other people’s language experiences - be it second language acquisition, mother tongue or a patriarchal language - to investigate communication in everyday life and social relations. Nina’s current work has expanded to include her experiences of language on the body while pregnant and with her new born. Nina’s practice explores feminism through the personal as political, focusing on giving a voice to individual language experiences.

Kevin Bathman, the Chindian Diaries project

Kevin Bathman, the Chindian Diaries project

Kevin Bathman

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Kevin Bathman is a designer, storyteller, writer and social change advocate based in Sydney. As the founder of social enterprise, Coalition of Mischief, he has worked on numerous social justice projects with not-for-profit and arts organisations. In 2013, he co-founded an arts initiative called Carnival of the Bold, an annual event focussing on the role of artists as agents of social change. The connections, exchange of ideas and dialogue generated within this space can be a catalyst for systemic change. Currently, Kevin works with NSW Multicultural Health Communications Services on multicultural communication and social marketing project for government health services. Kevin also works as a Producer with Diversity Arts Australia, a national arts organisation committed to advancing cultural diversity in the arts in Australia.

Jessica Hutchison, Anonymous polishing (2008 - present).

Jessica Hutchison, Anonymous polishing (2008 - present).

Jessica Hutchison

Jessica Hutchinson is a documentary filmmaker with a fine art sculpture background. Her work is concerned with social justice and the human condition within the context of urban society. Initally engaged in object- and image-making, her work has shifted to encompass anonymous provocative interventions in the public sphere that are carried out in discussion with public service contractors, such as cleaners or security guards. Since graduating from Graduate Diploma at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1996, Jessica returned to VCA School of Film & Television in 2015 where she attained her Masters degree with First Class Honours specialising in Documentary. Her award-winning student films have since screened at festivals around the world including Clermont-Ferrand ISFF 2016 and Interfilm Berlin.

Gretchen Coombs

Gretchen Coombs, originally from California, is a writer and academic exploring socially engaged art and design practices in the US, the UK and Australia. Gretchen’s practice focusses on the relationship between writing and contemporary art to illuminate unseen and complex aspects of making this work and understanding its efficacy in the world. Gretchen’s forth coming book, The Lure of the Social: Encounters with Contemporary Artists (Intellect 2017), written with the assistance of a Women in Research Grant, discusses this. Gretchen has been published in art and design journals, as well as writing visual criticism for online platforms such as Hyperallergic, Eyeline and Temporary Art Review. With a PhD in social and cultural anthropology and an MA in visual criticism, she conducts writing workshops for art and design practitioners at Stanford University, California College of the Arts, Queens College, Melbourne University (VCA), and most recently the Creative Time Summit, an international conference on art and politics. Gretchen is Assistant Editor of Art & the Public Sphere journal.

Georgie Mattingley, Wearing Chitterlings (2014)

Georgie Mattingley, Wearing Chitterlings (2014)

Georgie Mattingley

Georgie Mattingley is a Melbourne-based artist who works predominantly with photography, video and painting. Her practice uses generic ideas of beauty to make hidden spaces and events more visible. By aesthetically highlighting these spaces, her work unravels the value systems that repress them, and proposes a more holistic acceptance of realities that Western society encourages us to avoid. Georgie has exhibited in galleries in Australia and overseas, including the Shepparton Art Museum (2016), TRAMA Centro in Guadalajara, Mexico (2015), The Ferry Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand (2014) and JAUS in Los Angeles, USA (2013) and as part of the Next Wave Festival (2014).

Andy Butler

Andy Butler is a Filipino-Australian writer and emerging curator. His research interests centre on investigating the ways that structural inequalities at a societal level reproduce themselves in the arts and cultural sector, with a particular focus on institutional Whiteness. His writing has appeared in Overland, Art+Australia, andPEN Melbourne Quarterly. He has also written for exhibitions at First Site (Melbourne) and Chapter House Lane (Melbourne). Most recently, he co-curated the exhibition ANTHROPOCENE: a new era in fashion with John Brooks and Josephine Briginshaw, at First Site in Melbourne.

Andy works as an arts administrator for Melbourne Writers Festival, he has previously worked in audience engagement at ACMI and public programming at the National Gallery of Victoria. He holds a BA in English and Philosophy with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne, where his research focused on Australian literary history and the role that the arts play in the development of concepts and understanding.

Beaziyt Worcou, forms of resistance, publication, 2016

Beaziyt Worcou, forms of resistance, publication, 2016

Beaziyt Worcou

Beaziyt Worcou is an independent designer and a member of a practice for design called No Clients. The group functions as a risograph printing press as well as a space for research and interrogation into the field of design and its broader relationship to society and culture. Beaziyt’s work displays an interest in archives, the library, and histories. Beaziyt is a graduate from a Bachelors of Communication Design at Monash University.

  Citt Williams & Randall Wood (producers/directors), Land Use and Adapation - Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science series, 2012

 

Citt Williams & Randall Wood (producers/directors), Land Use and Adapation - Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science series, 2012

Citt Williams

Citt Williams is a digital filmmaker, storyteller and environmental scientist. She holds qualifications from Univ. of Oxford (MSc. Internet Social Science), Univ. of East Anglia (MSc. Climate Change), and AFTRS (MArts. Documentary). Her produced films have screened at Cannes and by broadcasters ABC, Discovery and National Geographic. She was Executive Producer at the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (2003-2005) and from 2008-2013 produced and co-directed 9 traditional knowledge and climate change documentaries around the world for the United Nations University in Tokyo.

Clare McCracken, Section 32 (2016) Photograph: Rhiannon Slatter

Clare McCracken, Section 32 (2016) Photograph: Rhiannon Slatter

Clare McCracken

Clare McCracken is a mixed-media artist and PhD candidate at RMIT University, researching methodologies of participatory art in the age of hyper mobility. She is the recipient of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship. In her practice she explores place and identity through narrative, images and installations, and creates works for public space, theatres and galleries. Clare has installed over 30 temporary public artworks across ten municipalities in Melbourne, as well as Federation Square, 600 Bourke Street and Cockatoo Island in Sydney. Clare’s most recent work, Section 32, converted an ordinary residential home into a vision of the future, ruminating on what the car centric outer suburbs of Melbourne may look like by the end of the 21st century. It contemplated how domestic routines, interpersonal relationships and the fabric of the house itself will adapt to a post carbon world affected by climate change, extreme weather events, population increase and new technologies such as driverless cars and virtual reality.

Debbie Symons, Counting One to Four - 2071 (2015)

Debbie Symons, Counting One to Four - 2071 (2015)

Debbie Symons

Debbie Symons was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her work utilises environmental data to investigate and interrogate the inextricable links between environmental degradation and free market capitalism; exploring humankind’s ecological conundrum. Her works have been shown internationally and nationally including at Galerie Prodromus, Paris; The Streaming Museum, New York; Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art; RMIT Gallery, Melbourne; and South Australian Museum. Debbie was the inaugural artist-in-residence at Carlton Connect Studio LAB-14, funded by the City of Melbourne for CLIMARTE’s Art+Climate=Change 2015 festival. Debbie’s formative training was at Victoria College Prahran (now VCA) in the fields of painting and printmaking. She recently completed her PhD, “Anthropocentrism, Endangered Species and the Environmental Dilemma”, at Monash University with the assistance of an Australian Postgraduate Scholarship.