Theo Costantino is a queer non-binary artist based on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja / Perth, and Executive Director of ART ON THE MOVE. Their practice includes drawing, sculpture, video, photography, written works and performance. They have exhibited and undertaken residency projects within Australia, Europe, the UK and USA both in a solo capacity and collaboratively. Theo holds a PhD from Curtin University and degrees in Fine Art and Literary Studies. Their work is held in collections including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Cruthers Collection, Murdoch University and Curtin University. Theo writes fiction in a range of forms; their short story ‘Meniscus’ was published in Global Dystopias by The Boston Review, edited by Junot Díaz in 2017. Their critical writing includes the book chapter ‘Ruination and Recollection: Plumbing the Colonial Archive’ in Visual Arts Practice and Affect: Place, Materiality, and Embodied Knowing, edited by Ann Schilo for Rowman & Littlefield in 2016.
Lia McKnight is Curator and Collection Manager at the John Curtin Gallery. She has curated several major exhibitions for the Gallery including: Post-hybrid: reimagining the Australian self (2015), ASSEMBLAGE (2016), 50fifty (2017) and 50fifty-2020 (2020). She has a BA Visual Arts and a Master of Arts, Cultural Heritage and worked as an Independent Curator before joining the JCG team. Lia is also a practicing artist and has been exhibiting in group and solo exhibitions for close to 20 years. She has been a finalist in numerous awards and in 2018 she developed the major exhibition, Sensual Nature in collaboration with Fremantle Arts Centre. Recent solo exhibitions include Homely (2020) at Cool Change Contemporary and Everyday Sacred (2018) at Turner Galleries. Lia’s work is held in private and public collections including Murdoch University, Curtin University, City of Perth and City of Joondalup.