Experimenta Vanishing Point Australian National Tour 2006-07 CURATORS

Liz Hughes
Artistic Director and Curator

Liz Hughes has a long history of working in film and digital media. She has written and directed short films that have screened at over 100 film festivals and have won twenty-two international awards including prizes for Best Short Film and Audience Prizes. Her films have been featured in a number of critical journals. Most recently Cat’s Cradle was featured in Richard Raskin’s book, The Art of the Short Fiction Film: Nine Modern Classics alongside the films of Roman Polanski and Jim Jarmusch.

Liz has directed documentaries and TV drama for the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association, Disney Television and Channel Seven. She directed three episodes of Short Cuts, winner of the Australian Film Institute award in 2002 for Best Children’s TV Series. As Artistic Director of Experimenta, Liz curated the highly successful Prototype exhibition and co-curated Experimenta’s 2003 major exhibition, House of Tomorrow, touring nationally and internationally in 2004 and 2005. She was one of three curators for the Seoul International Media Art Biennale in Korea in 2004-2005.

Emma McRae
Assistant Curator

Emma McRae has been working with new media and video since 1996. Her experimental video works have been screened and performed at galleries and festivals nationally and internationally including ISEA, Japan; Futuresonic, Manchester, UK; Sound Summit, Newcastle, Australia; Champ Libre, Montreal, Canada; Gwangju Biennale, Korea; and Vooruit, Gent, Belgium. Recently, Emma was project manager and curatorial assistant for I thought I knew but I was wrong: New Video Art from Australia, an Australian Centre for the Moving Image/Asialink touring exhibition.