curriculum vitae


1998 BA – Drama, Acting – Queensland University of Technology, Academy of the Arts


Olfactive Ecologies, Queer Ecologies, Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, Quarterly 19, Ed. Tarsh Bates; cover art; p7-21

Somatic Drifts, Now, Past, Later; Edited by Maxwell Williams, Published in 2016 by The Smelly Vials Club; Contributing author and artist

The Conversation – Why the Clitoris Doesn’t Get the Attention It Deserves – and Why This Matters, Co-authors Cat Jones and Jane Chalmers

Realtime 127 – Hope in and fear of the new

Realtime Profiler 4 – Dreaming Cities – Between Billyburg and Beaverkill

Reatltime TV – Sarah Last, The Wired Lab cue 6:20 -8:22mins

Realtime/Onscreen – The Body in Question: SPILL

PACT: The Passion and the Whimsy, exhibition catalogue and photo essay by Matthew Duchesne, Foreword by Cat Jones

Realtime/Onscreen – The Cool of Artertainment

ANAT Quarterly

quotes and references

Prudence Gibson; The Plant Contract; Brill Rudophi; 2018; ISBN 978-90-04-36054-9

Prudence Gibson and Monica Gagliano; The Feminist Plant: Changing Relations with the Waterlily; Ethics and Environment, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Fall 2017), pp. 125-147

ABC Iview – Shock Art Series – Fear of the Female

Radio National Books and Arts – Scent of Sydney

Radio National Life Matters – Art of Pain, Natasha Mitchell

Realtime Profiler – Big science, intimate exchanges, big humour by Ben Brooker

RealTime/Onscreen – Maximising Emergence by Caroline Wake

Japan Media Arts Festival – Media Arts in the World

Japan Media Arts Festival – Special Interview #2

VJ Theory – ah-ha! narrative structures in reactive and interactive video art by L. Hermes Griesbach


2014 – present

Research Affiliate, Artist-in-Residence, Sansom Institute, Body in Mind, University SA

2009 – 2016

Centre for Interdisciplinary Arts (CIA), WA  – Residency Assessment Panel


National Experimental Art Forum – Artistic Advisory Panel

2012 – 2014

Creative Australia – New Work, Assessment Panel

2009 – 2013

PACT centre for emerging artists – Board of Directors, CEO

2011 – 2012

Performance Space – Artistic Advisory Committee

NAVA – ARIna webportal, WAH Symposium- Artistic Advisory Committee

2010 – 2012

Melbourne Fringe Festival / Best Experimental Performance Award – Selector

The Sydney Fringe Festival, Curatorial Committee

Newtown Entertainment Precinct Association (NEPA), Board of Directors

2008 – 2010

Electrofringe Ltd – Board of Directors, Chairperson

2007 – 2009

Arts Queensland – External Assessor for Theatre, Media Arts and Writing


SIGGRAPH, USA – External Reviewer for exhibitions



Experimenta Social #13, Participation, Sense and Taste

Scent of Sydney, Sydney Festival; Artist Talk with Fiona Winning and Dr Mem Mahmut


Arts Activated, Pathways to Practice, Carriageworks, Somatic Drifts

Disrupted Festival of Ideas, State Library of Western Australia; Connecting to Country

ISEA, Hong Kong; Somatic Drifts: empathy and the body matrix


Unfixed lab for artists with a disability presented by ANAT, Unlimited (UK) and Watershed (UK); Art and Pain

The Art of Pain Symposium Panel, Bob Hawke Priministerial Centre (SA) – Playing Tricks with the Mind

Institute of Art and Olfaction (USA) – IN_LAB Artist Talk and Social Surgery

Aesthetics After Finitude (NSW) – Sneaking up on the Thing-Itself: Practical Approaches to Infinitude – Somatic Drifts: Tactility, Illusion and Olfactive Interventions in Empathy


SymbioticA (WA) – Seminar Series – guest speaker, Somatic Drifts: tactility, illusion and affect in live art and crossovers with neuroscience and chronic pain

Princess Margaret Hospital, Physiotherapy Department (WA); Linking Art and Science to Treat Sensory Dysfunction

Fifth Quarter – Open Forum (SA – Arts and Health

Centre for Cerebral Palsy (WA) Linking Art and Science to Treat Sensory Dysfunction

Fiona Wood Foundation (WA) Linking Art and Science to Treat Sensory Dysfunction

Open Studio, Bondi Artist in Residence (NSW)


SymbioticA -Seminar Series – guest speaker, The Hybrid Languages of Florilegia

SymbioticA – Life Sciences Class – guest lecturer, The Art of Conversation – from Botany to Neuroscience

Experimental Arts Forum – Pecha Kucha, Carriagworks, Sydney, Brussels – Research Gathering, Transcontinental Garden Exchange


ARI Symposium, Museums and Galleries, NSW – Hip to Be Square. Presentation on producing experimental site-specific performance and compliance.

Dramaturgies, VIC – Emergence. International symposium on dramaturgical practice. Panel presentation on dramaturgical practice of emerging artists working in interdisciplinary, participatory and site-specific performance.


Japan Media Arts Festival – Media Arts in the World

grants, awards and residencies

  • Create NSW Performing Arts and Music Fellowship
  • The WIRED Lab, Artist in Residence
  • Big Ci, Artist in Residence
  • University of Technology, Superlab, Artist in Residence
  • Winner of the Golden Pear, Sadakichi Art and Olfaction Award 2016
  • Institute of Art and Olfaction Artist in Residence 2015
  • Synapse Residency 2014/2015, ANAT
  • Australia Council Inter-Arts – Emerging and Experimental Arts Grants 2013 & 2014
  • Bondi Waverley Artist In Residence 2014
  • CIA Studios Residency 2013
  • Point B Residency 2013
  • Bundanon Residency 2012 2013 2014
  • 2013
  • Oscien – Marine Science Research GKI – Volunteer Assistant 2012
  • Australia Council Creative Australia Fellowship 2012
  • Australia Council Visual Arts Board 2006
  • Australia Council Theatre Board 2005
  • Playworks – Mentorship – for the creative development of catgURL
  • Ian Potter Foundation – For interactive sensor kit
  • The Kitchen (NY) – Summer Intensive Scholarship
  • Australia Council New Media Arts Board – Runway_1
  • Rex Cramphorn Studio Residency 2001 & 2005
  • Performance Space Residency 2001 & 2005
  • Australia Council New Media Arts Board 2001
  • Queen’s Trust – Runner Up, Young Writer’s Short Story Award



Artistic Director – PACT centre for emerging artists – director, programmer, producer, presenter and mentor for early career artists working in experimental, interdisciplinary performance.


Curator – ElectroEtre – programming exhibitions, screenings and performances of live works that integrate and interact with media. Showing at Electrofringe and titt…titrott.


Co-Director – Electrofringe – international festival of experimental electronic arts and culture

performance, live art, exhibitions


Insecta Delecta, live edible vivarium created in collaboration with chef Soon Lee Low, sound by Tom Hogan, commisioned and presented by The WIRED Lab for the agri(culture) project.

Scent of Sydney, Sydney Festival 2017 socially engaged, olfactory and audio installation with public talks program presented at Carriageworks.


Somatic Drifts, 3 channel video installation, concrete poetry, limited edition scent, and live experience for Radical Ecologies at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

You, Animal You, Force Majeure – Associate Artist, Writer and Scent Designer (creative development) with director and choreographer Danielle Micich.

Century’s Breath – socially engaged scent installation at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles for AiX Scent Fair.

Somatic Drifts, 3 channel video installation at Hacking the Anthropocene: feminist, queer, anti-colonialist propositions.


Century’s Breath – commission for Climate Century by Vitalstatistix. Presented at the SA Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide.

EcoSexual Bathhouse – Pony Express – Provacateur/Bio-turg, for Next Wave Kickstart at CIA and Daphne Studios, Perth

You, Animal You, Force Majeure – Associate Artist, Writer and Scent Designer (creative developments) with director and choreographer Danielle Micich and Humphrey Bowers, King Street Art Centre, Perth.

Somatic Drifts – live experience and 3 channel video installation for The Art of Pain exhibition presented by ANAT and Pain Adelaide at Hawke Centre Adelaide, SA.

Distant Yet Connected – photographs and audio from Field Suite body of work, 643 Project Space, Ventura, California.

Lamentable You  – short animation, Sydney Art Month, Bondi/Waverley Artist Studio Exhibition, Waverley Library.


Anatomy’s Confection – one-to-one performance and social surgery at Proximity Festival, Fremantle Arts Centre.

Somatic Drifts v1.0 – one-to-one whole body experience exploring trans-human and inter-species empathy at Adhocracy 2014, Vitalstatistix, Adelaide.

Field Suite – The Plantarum: Empathic Limb Clinic and , WIRED OPEN DAY 2014, The Wired Lab, Muttama, NSW.


The Plantarum: Empathic Limb Clinic -a botanic sensory perception therapy for one participant at a time, Proximity Festival, PICA, Perth.

One Night Gallery – photographs, audio performance at Point B, Williamsburg.

Fieldwork: Empathic Limb Clinic – creator and performer – sensory perception therapy for one participant at a time, Ternate Park, Stanford USA, Performance Studies International 19 [psi19].

Evolution: A Walk (with Herbivores) in Ternate Park – creator and performer – site-specific audio and sensory tour of Ternate Park, for three participants at a time, Stanford, USA, Performance Studies International 19 [psi19].

In the Waiting Room: Needling Clitorides Histories – creator – a botanic dialogue and audience action in embroidery in the Rose Garden, Ternate Park, Stanford, USA, Performance Studies International 19 [psi19].


BEGUILED – co-director – a performance devised by the PACT Ensemble 2011. Directors Julie Vulcan and Cat Jones, sound design Melissa Hunt, lighting design Emma Lockhart-Wilson, production design Lucy Thornett.


UNSETTLINGS – co-director – a performance devised by the PACT Ensemble 2010. Directors Cat Jones and Julie Vulcan, sound design Melissa Hunt, lighting design Emma Lockhart-Wilson.

Crossing Over and Hooking Up – workshop facilitator for cross-media collaboration, Next Wave Festival.


Go Get Heard – ensemble writer – Commission for Experimenta by Rhys Turner and Mel Ramos for an interactive installation work.

Switch – Created by Cat Jones as part of The Conversation Contraption with The League of Imaginary Scientists.

1999 – 2008

catgURL – Written and Performed by Cat Jones. Created in collaboration with djbc, gail kelly, sam james, lucinda clutterbuck, justin moon and jo croft. Appearing at various venues, locations and events in Sydney, Brisbane and Edinburgh.


TTS: Route 76 – performer for pvi collective, Performance Space, Sydney.


steel fracture – performer and devisor with director Gail Kelly for the Party Line. Performance Space, Sydney.


Trading Desire – performer with director Tanya Denny, at That Elusive Thrill Series, The Milkbar, Sydney

Absurd Shorts – performer with director Janet Robertson at That Elusive Thrill Series, The Milkbar, Sydney.

film and television


Werkweek Ecologie – Urban Ikebana – video and editing for documentary short for, Brussels – Workshop by Shelbatra Jashari.


Wednesday 2:45PM – performer, short film directed by Matt Solomon for Remote Control Monkey.

Constellation – co-director and performer, stop motion short film with Lucy HG.


Fat Cow Motel – performer, television series Directed by Daniel Nettheim

The Mormon Conquest –  performer for multi-award winning short film directed by Jackie Shulz and produced by dragonnet films.


The Last Paperboy – performer, directed by Matthew Duchesne and produced by dragonnet films.

selected professional development

Institute of Art and Olfaction, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Synapse – ANAT, UWA School of Medicine and Pharmacology and UniSA Sansom Institute Body in Mind

SymbioticA – Perth

Proximity Lab – Perth

Hive Lab – Melbourne

Troika Ranch Dance Theatre – Isadora, Sydney

Toydeath – Hardware Hack, Newcastle – Critical Path, Sydney – site, sound, sight, Newcastle

Wendy Houston – Performers interacting with recorded media, Performance Space, Sydney

Barbara Campbell – Simulacra, Performance Space, Sydney

Time_Place_Space_1 – hybrid performance residency, Wagga Wagga

The Kitchen – TEXT: as a basis for multimedia performance, (Bill T Jones, Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono, Talvin Wilkes) New York

Troika Ranch Dance Theatre – Live Interactive Workshop, New York

Electric TEXTures – Playworks and QUT, Brisbane

Angela de Castro – How to be a Stupid, Edinburgh

Playspace – Kate Kantor, Sydney

Ken Campbell – Edinburgh

David Grieg and Graham Eatough – Writing for performance, Edinburgh