Brogan Bunt & Lucas Ihlein & Kim Williams

Brogan Bunt, Lucas Ihlein and Kim Williams are three artist-researchers from Wollongong:

Brogan Bunt has a background in media art. His current work involves aspects of writing, photography and lived action. He has produced the spatial-exploratory documentary Halfeti—Only Fish Shall Visit (2001), software projects such as Ice Time (2005), Um (2009) and Loom (2011), a book, Risking Code: the Dilemmas and Possibilities of Software Art (2008), and the blog-based work, A Line Made By Walking and Assembling Bits and Pieces of the Bodywork of Illegally Dumped Cars Found at the Edge of Roads and Tracks in the Illawarra Escarpment (2013).  He has exhibited at venues such as the Perth International Festival of Art, Multimedia Arts Asia and Pacific (Beijing) and Artspace (Sydney).] Brogan Bunt is Associate Professor, and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, at University of Wollongong. http://broganbunt.net

Kim Williams works in multimedia installation, sculpture and drawing as the main output of her creative practice.  She has held three solo shows in the past five years, at Wollongong Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Gallery and the University of Wollongong and has participated in numerous group shows and collaborative projects in Victoria and New South Wales over twenty years.  She also has a background in community cultural development, working creatively with communities in the Illawarra.  Her recent output has been generated from experiences of travelling along river systems and walking in remote places as a way of 'ground truthing' and locating a socially engaged practice in the land.  Kim is currently participating in collaborative projects in the Illawarra which draw upon people's interactions with local geographies and systems. Kim Williams has a Masters of Creative Arts (Research) from University of Wollongong. http://www.kimwilliams.com.au/

Lucas Ihlein works with social relations and communication as the primary media of his creative practice. His projects take the form of blogs, performances, field trips, re-enactments, gallery installations and lithographic prints. He frequently works in collaboration, and is a founding member of artists groups SquatSpace and Big Fag Press. In the last five years his work has been included in major exhibitions at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, MCA Australia, and the Art Gallery of NSW. Lucas recently completed The Yeomans Project in collaboration with Ian Milliss, and in 2015 Ihlein and Milliss will begin a new project investigating the relationship between sugar cane farming and the Great Barrier Reef. Dr Lucas Ihlein is a Lecturer in Contemporary Arts at University of Wollongong. http://lucasihlein.net

WALKING UPSTREAM: WATERWAYS OF THE ILLAWARRA

Walking up Illawarra watercourses from sea to escarpment – roads, railway lines, drains and suburbs. This project part of the TRACES gallery exposition Program

Walking Upstream: Wandering Edgars Creek

A wander up Edgars Creek in Coburg North with Karina Quinn. This project part of the ASSEMBLY symposium event Program