​​What's Going On
in [brandsusan] world

This Woman is Not a Car: Margaret Dodd , featuring Dodd's ceramic Holden cars from 1977 and her 1982 film of the same name is exhibiting at ACE Open in Adelaide from 8-30 September 2017. The exhibition comes fresh from its Sydney launch, which coincided with the screening of This Woman is Not a Car at Sydney Film Festival as part of the Feminism & Film program. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ausralia Council, its arts funding and advisory board.
A retrospective of films curated by [brandsusan] of women filmmakers in Sydney from the 1970s and 80s screened at Sydney Film Festival in June 2017. The Feminism & Film program included three sessions of works: Personal & Political, Disruption & Deconstruction and Culture & Collaboration plus Suffragette City - a talk with the filmmakers.

A lively facebook page attracted fans of the films and there were some great reviews and discussions in RealTime and 4:3 film magazine.
Margaret Dodd's series of ceramic Holdens from her unforgettable 1982 film This Woman is Not a Car were on show at The Cross Art Projects in Kings Cross from 1 June -1 July 2017.
The exhibition coincided with the Sydney Film Festival screening of the film
 in the Disruption & Deconstruction session of the Feminism & Film program [brandsusan] curated for the Festival.

[brandsusan] also authored a successful grant application to the Australia Council for full funding of the exhibition, including a catalogue.
Working with Jo Holder at her Cross Art Projects gallery space in Lankelly Place in the Cross. Contributing to a new proposal for art, scholarship and activism.

Adding to a program of exhibitions and symposia Jo and Catriona Moore developed and encouraged in 2015 , under the banner of Contemporary Art and Feminism. 
www.futurefeministarchive.com.au
Big road trip from Sydney to Dubbo for the Artlands regional arts conference and festival. See a visual diary from Artlands at   www.instagram.com/brandsusan  And an archive of live tweets from the very interesting Saturday conference program at www.twitter.com/brandsusan
Speakers including Lee-Ann Buckskin (Australia Council), Rhoda Roberts (Sydney Opera House), Ryan Griffen (Cleverman), Lisa Havilah (Carriageworks), Blair French (MCA), Courtney Gibson (ScreenNSW), Michael Brand (AGNSW).
Instagrammer-in-Residence for dLux MediaArts at their sARTorial event for Sydney Fringe in September 2016. Go to @dlux_sartorial on Instagram to see how the evening unfolded.

Part fashion show, part art exhibition, sARTorial showcased some of Australia’s leading artists and designers in the field of fashion, technology, digital art, industrial art and sound engineering.   ​[brandsusan] also t hrew down some li ve tweets to @dluxmediaart
Working with Janet Merewether on the release of her new documentary film Reindeer In My Saami Heart, featuring the Saami people of the Arctic Circle and their fight for independence, culture and lands as told through the story of Saami poet and activist Inghilda Tapio. ​​
reindeerinmysaamiheart.com
Premiered as part of the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival at Palace Cinemas, followed by screenings at OzDocs and the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York. Congratulations Janet!

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social media

Collaborating with artists and other creative thinkers and practitioners on their social media presence. Specially those who are tentative or cautious, but recognise they need some form of online profile to promote their special projects, and reach existing supporters and potential new audiences.

It's possible to find the right combination of social media elements to align with the wishes and intentions of each person and project.

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Artists

Working closely and confidentially with artists, filmmakers, musicians and other innovative thinkers to find a sense of poetry in their plans, projects and proposals. 

Helping to express these visions in their art residency submissions; artist bios and resumes; grant and job applications.