Bandjalung curator, author, critic and artist, and winner of the Red Ochre award for lifetime achievement. Mundine is a foundational figure in the exhibition and criticism of contemporary Aboriginal art. His practice includes collaborative community artworks and murals in Sydney and in regional areas.
John Clammer is a Professor of Sociology at Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities. He has taught and researched all around the world and has held regular or visiting posts at Oxford, Weimar, Australian National University, Buenos Aires, Pondicherry, Singapore and Warwick, among others. He currently works on the interface of culture and development, the sociology of the arts, and issues of sustainability. His Art/Conflict presentation is entitled "Art, Disaster and Conflict: Representation, Recovery and Reimagining"
Marcelo is a Buenos Aires-based human rights activist, photographer, and visual artist. His project 'Buena Memoria', a visual essay that deals with the collective memory of the years under the dictatorship in Argentina, has been shown more than 140 times in public spaces and institutions. Marcelo is also an active member of the human rights organization Asociación Buena Memoria.
Megan Cope is a Quandamooka (North Stradbroke Island in South East Queensland) artist. Her site-specific sculptural installations, video work and paintings investigate issues relating to identity, the environment, and mapping practices. She is also a member of Aboriginal art collective proppaNOW.
Badiucao is a prolific and political Chinese Australian artist who challenges government censorship in China3. His work has been used by Amnesty International, Freedom House, BBC, CNN and China Digital Times and exhibited in Australia America and Italy.
The Collective Aparecidos Políticos formed in response to the legacies of the Military Dictatorship (1964-1985) in Brazil. The group has been developing urban interventions, graffiti, street photography, and free radio in the struggle for memory, truth and justice.
ArtLords was established in 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan. It is a global grassroots movement of artivists motivated by the desire to pave the way for social transformation and behavioral change through employing the soft power of art and culture as a non-intrusive approach.
Ali Gumillya Baker is a Mirning woman from the Nullarbor on the West Coast of South Australia. She is a visual artist, performer, filmmaker, and Associate Professor at Flinders University, and a member of the Unbound Collective, four Aboriginal artists, activists and academics. Her research interests include colonial archives, memory, and the intergenerational transmission of knowledge.