Stephen Palmer and Nina Ross are multidisciplinary artists who each have individual practices as well as having collaborated since 2017 as part of the art activist group Artists’ Committee, which has been concerned centrally with the offshore detention of asylum seekers and refugees, and the conditions under which artists work. Their collaborative works have generally taken the form of public interventions or discursive activities.

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Stephen Palmer is an artist and writer based in Naarm (Melbourne). Recent practice employs video, text and photography, and is concerned with the uncertainties of perception and transcription. He has persisted in teaching at various art schools in Melbourne, and is completing his PhD at the VCA. Recent solo exhibitions include Endless Projection (Blindside, 2018), The Anxiety of the Relation (Margaret Lawrence Gallery, 2018), and postscript/## (Boxcopy, Brisbane, 2018) in collaboration with Utako Shindo. He was a facilitator of Light Projects ARI, Northcote (2009-11). www.stephenpalmer.com.au

Nina Ross works on the land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nations. Her practice draws on individual experiences to interrogate the use of visual and textual language within political and personal spheres. Recent exhibitions include That Takes Balls (Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2019), MARS Gallery (2019), Converse (Boxcopy, Brisbane, 2018) and State of the Union (Ian Potter Museum, 2018). Additionally, Nina is currently collating research, conducted with artists Jessie Scott and Lizzy Sampson, that proposes practical ways in which galleries and the industry can support working artists who are also parents.