About the Speakers
Ash Keating works within an expanded contemporary field, through painting, performance, sculpture, video and intervention. Keating’s
large outdoor murals, created with paint filled fire extinguishers, can be found across Melbourne. Keating has exhibited extensively in
galleries and created numerous large-scale, site-responsive art projects in Australia and internationally since 2004. He has undertaken
numerous large-scale painting commissions in public spaces, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013), the Adelaide
Festival Centre (2015) and Sydney’s Domain (2018). His works are held in many public and private collections including the NGV, NGA, MCA,
AGNSW, MUMA and Artbank.
Image > Portrait of Ash Keating. Photograph: Dan Preston
Emma Coulter, is an Australian artist, whose practice encompasses painting, sculpture and site-specific installation. Her practice explores the intersection of colour and space, through their democratic values, in transcending the hierarchical structures of culture, through the paradoxical nature of art.
Since completing her masters at VCA in 2015, Coulter has been awarded several grants, prizes, major public art projects, and museum
installations. Highlights include a large work in Melbourne CBD for the Metro Tunnel, a geometric intervention at Footscray Community Arts
Centre, two window box interventions at QUT Art Museum, a streetscape intervention for Richmond Town Hall's facade, a light projection on
the William Jolly Bridge, as well as a permanent work in Burnett Lane, Brisbane CBD. Coulter's accolades include, the Linden Art prize,
the Footscray Art Prize (Mural), an Ian Potter Cultural trust grant, a Jim Marks postgraduate scholarship, VCA Fiona Myer Award, and
multiple QUT Head of School awards. Recently she was included in QUT’s fourth Alumni Triennial.
Image > Portrait of Emma Coulter in front of Metro Tunnel City Square, Collins St Melbourne, 2021. Photograph: Charlie Kinross