Curriculum Vitæ

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Curriculum Vitæ

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2010 PhD, Centre for New Media Arts, Australian National University

2001 Masters of Arts, Creative Industries Queensland University of Technology

1996 Postgraduate Diploma of Art History, University of Queensland

1992 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Monash University

1989 Associate Diploma of Fine Arts, Hornsby TAFE


2018 Journey of the Ancients, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra

2017 Changing Tides, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra

2017 Earth to Sky, Dramn, Drammen, Norway

2017 Changing Tides: Waters of the Past, Arts Lounge, Belconnen Arts Centre

2016 Traces in the Landscape, “Waters of the past”, Multiple sites, Faroe Islands

2014 Finding Ghosts, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
2014 Words for Water Stage 2, PhotoAccess, Canberra
2014 Finding the Ghosts of K Road, ADA Mesh Cities, Auckland
2014 Walking backwards to the future, Cultura21, Amager, Copenhagen

2013 Finding Balance : Mura Gadi, Arts Lounge, Belconnen Arts Centre

2011 Adrift, Multiple site specific installations, Ibrahimpasa, Cappadocia, Turkey

2010 Placemaps, Canberra Contemporary Art Space

2009 Estuarine Flows, 24hr Art, Darwin

2006 Swipezone CUBE37 Glass Studio, Frankston Art Gallery


2018 Transit, Belconnen Arts Centre

2017 Walking with the Ancients, Balance Unbalance, Plymouth, UK

2017 Sensory Ecology, Curated by Leah Barclay, Gympie Regional Gallery

2016 Participant Arising by Yoko Ono, Reykjavik Art Museum

2016 Participant Elemental by Aishling Muller, Listastofan, Reykjavik 101

2016 Window Weather, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik 101, Iceland

2016 Way of the Turtle: Exchanging Breath, Water, Peace, Power, Parihaka Pa, Taranaki

2015 Aotearoa Wai: Words for Water, OUT WITH DROUGHT: Matters of Water, curated by Molly Hankwitz, Artist’s Television Access Gallery, San Francisco
2015 Aotearoa Wai: Words for Water, HOT WATER — Water, Peace & War, Waterwheel, link to video on Vimeo:
2015 Aotearoa Wai: Words for Water, EcoQuantum 2.0 exhibition at Grant Street Atrium, Balance-Unbalance 2015, Phoenix

2015 Aotearoa Wai: Words for Water, Finale concert, Balance-Unbalance 2015, Phoenix

2015 Words for Water 4.1, River Cinema, SCANZ2015, New Plymouth
2015 Words for Water 4.2, Huatoki Plaza and WITT, SCANZ2015, New Plymouth

2014 Kochi AR Sustainability Walk, Kochi Satellites, India
2014 Cultural Strangers, with Martin Drury, Turkish Embassy,

2013 Walks of Absent Memory, ADA Mesh Cities, Dunedin, NZ
2014 Words for Water, Royal Institute of Science, ISMAR, Adelaide

2014 Message to the Mountain, SCANZ2013, Puke Ariki Museum, NZ

2014 Taranaki Topographies, Western Institute of Technology Taranaki (WITT), NZ

2012 Just Ideas, curated by Clinton Cross, Dirty Linen Artspace, Bundaberg, AU
2012 BME Festival, Canberra School of Art Gallery
2012 Dorks Alive, Electrofringe, John Paynter Gallery Newcastle

2008 No place like now, now like no place, ISEA 2008, Singapore
2008 Dorkbot CBR, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka

2007 Web Biennial

2005 New Geographies

2002 Indahaus, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
2002 BORDERPANIC Online Exhibition, The Performance Space, Sydney, AU
2002 Highway of Shame, CTHEORY Multimedia Issue #3: Wired Ruins, USA

2002 Screengrab, Geraldton Regional Gallery, WA, AU

2001, National tour of Regional Galleries, AU
2001 Micromuseum Mediaterra traveling festival, Greece
2001 Graffiti, USA

2000, Cooloola Shire Gallery, AU
2000 Topographies curated by Linda Carroli, Fireworks Gallery Brisbane, AU

Artist residencies/Fellowships

2017 Artist-in-Residence, Drammen Kommune, Norway (August-Oct)

2017 Artist-in-Residence SCANZ Ocean*Energy, Mahia

2016 Professional Associate, Institute of Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, AU

2016 Artist-in-Residence, SIM Korpúlfsstaðir Residency, Iceland

2016 Artist-in-Residence,The Clipperton Project, Joahnna TG326, Faroe Islands

2016 Artist-in-Residence, Water, Peace, Power, Taranaki, NZ

2015 Artist-in-Residence, 6 Degrees of Separation, Gympie Regional Gallery, AU

2015 Artist-in-Residence, SCANZ2015, New Plymouth, NZ

2013 Artist-in-Residence, SCANZ2013, New Plymouth, NZ

2012 Artist-in-Residence, Photoaccess, Canberra, AU

2011 Artist-in-Residence, Babayan Culture House, Turkey

2010 THATCamp Micro Fellowship,AU

2010 Visiting Scholar, School of Critical Inquiry, ANU, AU

2010 Adjunct Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Music, ANU, AU

2008 Participant, Luminous Green, Singapore – organised by

2007 Participant, Open Source Summer School, ANAT

2002 Artist-in-Residence, Geraldton Art Gallery, WA, AU

2000 Artist-in-Residence, Flying Arts, Regional Qld, AU

2000 Artist-in-Residence,Churchie, Qld, AU

1999, Gympie Country Music Muster, Qld, AU

1998 Artist-in-Residence, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Qld, AU

1997 Artist-in-Residence, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Qld, AU

Awards and Grants

2010 THATCamp CBR Micro fellowship

2008 Support for ISEA2008, Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

2007 Vice Chancellor’s Travel Award, ANU

2004 Quick Response Grant, Arts ACT
2004 ANAT Workshop and Conference Grant
2004 ANU Fieldwork Grant

2003 Quick Response Grant, Arts ACT

2002 Graduate material award, Canberra School of Art
2002 ANU Graduate School PHD Scholarship

2001 Student volunteer travel grant, SIGGRAPH 2001

1999 Individual Professional Development Grant, Arts Queensland
1999 Conference and workshop grant, ANAT

1998 Highly commended – Hinchinbrook art competition

1997 Metro Arts Artist Agreement- 3 year exhibition contract
1997 Travel Grant, Department of Art History, University of Queensland
1997 Individual Professional Development Grant, Arts Queensland

1996 Pat Corrigan Artist Grant

1994 Individual Professional Development Grant, Arts Queensland

1993 Pat Corrigan Artist Grant

Presentation/Papers (Check out the Speaking gigs page for complete list)

2017 Philosophical evening with Haaken Sund @ Kulturhuset Hovtun, Norway

2017 Waters of the Past @ RIXC Open Fields, Riga, Latvia

2017 Ritual as creative practice | Guest Lecture @ SAE Masters of Creative Industries

2016 Way of the Turtle (Prezi), Land Dialogues, Wagga Wagga, April 2016

2016 Curator, Water Works Water-Wheel – focus on data, the importance of rivers and cultural connections, March 2016

2016 Using Data to Empower Community and Build Culture (Prezi), Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Australasia, University of Canberra

2015 Panel chair, “Vanuatu Women’s Water Music”, Gender in the Pacific, State of the Pacific conference, Australian National University

2014 Contributor (with Ian Clothier, delivered by Deborah Lawler-Dormer) ISEA2014 Educational Forum, American University in Dubai

2014 Artist Talk, PhotoAccess, Canberra November 2014

2014 Invited panelist, Performing the City, ADA Mesh Cities Symposium, Auckland September

2014 Invited panelist, KM Australia 2014 Congress, Knowledge Border Crossings, Sydney, July

2014 Cross Connections: Linking Art, Science and Identity, School of Music, ANU, Canberra

2014 Waterwheel, World Water Week 2014, “Words for Water”

2013 Invited Speaker, Inaugural Digital Humanities Meetup, Canberra

2013 Panel discussion, ADA MESH Cities, Dunedin (Skype)

2013 Panel discussion, ISMAR, Adelaide (via video)

2011 Remotely connected, remotely creative, ISEA2011, Istanbul

2009 Dorkbot CBR, Electrofringe, Newcastle, Australia

2009 Dorkbot CBR, Girl Geek Dinners, Canberra


Peters, M., Ocean Energy at Mahia, The Gisborne Herald, 9 March 2017
Peters, M., Artists’ residency in Mahia to focus on energy-themed project The Gisborne Herald, 4 March 2017

Burnell, C., Water, Peace, Power in Taranaki, Taranaki Daily News, 28 January 2016
Scherer, R., Radio Interview, Artsound FM, Canberra AU, 2014
Broker, D., Finding Ghosts, Exhibition Catalogue, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 2014

Summerhayes, C., Tracking Embodied Space, Catalogue Essay, Finding Balance: Mura Gadi, 2013

Carroli, L., Walking, Catalogue Essay, Finding Balance: Mura Gadi, 2013
Riddell, A., Creative Electronic Community, Realtime Arts #89, 2009
Rootes, D., Mousepad Masterpiece, Colorado Springs, Independent (Art break 26/10/00)
Anest, M., Click Art, Colorado Springs Gazette
Unknown Realtime #38 ‘Working the screen’ p.4, 2000
Unknown The Net Art Guide, Fraunhofer, Electronic Business Innovationszentrum:Stuttgart, 2000

Carroli, L., Topographies Catalogue Essay, Fireworks Gallery Brisbane, 2000
Bartlem, E., ‘Topographies’ Eyeline Number 43 Spring 2000 p.46