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Email: linsey@strangeneighbour.com

Instagram: @pulising_animacy

I am an artist and magic practitioner with a background in curation, event production and art education. My creative practice is informed by the intersection of art and magic and living in a way that is not separate from these things. Since 2019 I have been sharing my experience and knowledge of magic through facilitating rituals, tarot readings, presenting at conferences, and writing on the subject of plant magic and astrological magic. 

Alongside my creative practice I work as the Public Engagement Officer at the Lismore Regional Gallery , and have previously held curatorial and education roles in Naarm/ Melbourne at NotFair Art Fair,  PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography, RMIT University, Ballarat International Foto BiennaleCentre for Contemporary Photography and as director of Strange Neighbour gallery and darkroom. 

Professional Practice

2023 Co-Curator NotFair, with Darren Tanny Tan, Naarm / Melbourne

2023 Contributing speaker at Astromagia 2023, an international conference regarding the practice and study of astrological magic.

2022 Public Engagement Officer, Lismore Regional Gallery (current), Bundjalung country, Lismore 

2022 Contributing speaker at Astromagia 2022, an international conference regarding the practice and study of astrological magic. You can watch my presentation here

2022  Judge, Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change, Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds

2022 Event Producer, PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography, check out the events program here.

Producer of PHOTO 2022’s headline talks program, PHOTO Live. PHOTO Live addresses the social and cultural role photography plays in our lives and how art can activate cities and public spaces. Speakers include Dr Shahidul Alam, Hoda Afshar, Gordon White (Rune Soup), and many more. You can watch the talks here

Producer of the PHOTO 2022 Photobook weekend, which included casual talks and panel discussions, a Photobook Market, Portfolio reviews, social book launches, book signings and more. You can see the program here

2021 Event Producer, PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography, Naarm / Melbourne

 

2021 Curator, Ballarat International Foto Biennale Fotobook weekend, check out the program here

Rohan Hutchison in conversation with Linsey Gosper, watch the recording here.

In conversation: Small Business by David Wadelton, watch the recording here.  

Panel conversation: the shape of a photobook project, watch the recording here.  

2021 Producer, In Focus Curator Forum, an intensive program to develop the practice of curation, Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

2021 Photography mentor and external assessor, Photography Studies College (PSC), Naarm / Melbourne

 

2021 Sessional lecturer in Photomedia, RMIT University, Naarm / Melbourne

2020 Guest on QIQ Pods: Bottles of Blood and Fingernails. You can listen and hear about my art and magic here

2018 - 2021 External assessor, Bachelor of Arts (Photography), RMIT University, Naarm / Melbourne

2018 - 2020 Curator of Engagement, Centre for Contemporary, Fitzroy

2012 - 2019 Director, Strange Neighbour gallery, darkroom and artist studios, Fitzroy. 

 

Education

2020 - 2022 ​FAA accredited Astrology course

2020 Herbal Apprenticeship with Alchemical Ecology

2008 Master of Fine Art by Research (90%, H1), Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne. Awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award, The University of Melbourne. 
2003 Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) First Class , The University of Newcastle
2000 Bachelor of Art (Communication Studies), The University of Newcastle

 

Selected publications

2022 Dandelion magick, Folklore for Resistance, Fire edition, Canada

2019 This Guitar Belongs to Rowland S. Howard, 2020. Photography by Linsey Gosper, book design by Yanni Florence, edited by Harry Howard. 
2012 EXCERPT Magazine Issue 4
2012 Art Monthly, Number 250, To the person who said feminism is over as though she was right, Virginia Fraser
2012 Deadset, artist book
2011 Stop or I won't shoot, Photography paranoia, The Age, February 14
2010 Charmwood, artist book

Exhibition history

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Constellations Bus Projects, Collingwood
2017 Constellations Stockroom, Kyneton
2016 Permanence Strange Neighbour, Fitzroy
2012 Object Love Stills Gallery, Sydney
2011 Alone in my room Colour Factory Gallery, Fitzroy
2010 Paradise is where you are right now Window 99, Fitzroy
2009 Black Widow Vitrine Platform Artists Group, Melbourne
2008 Object Love Trocadero Art Space, Footscray
2004 Tales of Neither Here Nor There John Miller Galleries, Newcastle
2003 Bad Taste Rocket art, Newcastle
2003 The End of the New Intrados Gallery, Newcastle
2002 Kaliflower The loading dock, Watt Space Galleries, University House, Newcastle

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024 Bardo Vol III, private residence, Byron Bay

2024 Exhale, in forward motion, curated by Fabian Pertzel, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina

2020 Lots of Nudes II, LON Gallery, Collingwood
2020 Circling the Compass, curated by Assemblage Theory, site intervention, Royal Park Melbourne
2020 INTERVAL, curated by Olivia Poloni, interval-interval.co

2020 Quivering in Quarantine, Volume III: Limbs, Locusts and Lavender, curated by Molly Stephenson and Iona Mackenzie, online

2019 - 2020 In Her Words, curated by Olivia Poloni, NETS travelling exhibition. Horsham Regional Gallery, Deakin University Gallery. 
2019 Moon in my mouth, curated by Jake Treacy, Schoolhouse Gallery, Collingwood
2019 Feast, curated by Jason Waterhouse, Stockroom, Kyneton
2019 Her wild dreaming, curated by Michaela Meadow, Schoolhouse Gallery, Collingwood

2018 The Bowness Prize,  Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill
2018 Women and Witchcraft, curated by Ella Mittas, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford
2018 You Make Me Sick, curated by Lucy Foster and William Hawkins, Second Space Projects, Fitzroy
2018 Dark (Other) Times, curated by Maria Kunda & Paul Zika, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania as part of Dark Mofo 2018, MONA
2017 Notfair, Shadow Factory curated by Sam Leach, Tony Lloyd, Ashley Crawford, Melbourne
2017 I Love Pat Larter, Neon Parc, Brunswick
2017 As long as the night is dark, curated by Simon Pericich,Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, Wagga Wagga
2016 Slippery Stories, curated by Tom Dunn & Michael Vale, Durdan & Ray, Los Angeles, USA
2016 The Guardians, curated by Helen Marcou, Bakehouse Billboards, Richmond
2016 Oracular Vernacular, curated by Jake Treacy, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford 
2016 SEX ,curated by Linsey Gosper & Jack Sargeant, Strange Neighbour, Fitzroy
2015 Horror Show, curated by the Ryan Sisters, Strange Neighbour, Fitzroy
2014 25 Watt, University of Newcastle Students Gallery 25th Anniversary, curated by Penny Finnigan, Watt Space, Newcastle
2013 Mirror Mirror: Contemporary photographic Self-portraiture, Colour Factory Gallery, Fitzroy
2012 Untitled (Atrocity Exhibitions), ALASKA Projects, Kings Cross
2012 The study of everything, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford
2012 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2012 Deadset, curated by Lloyd Stubber, IPF festival, Dear Patti Smith, Fitzroy
2012 Muswellbrook Photographic Award, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
2011 3-Day Exchange, Dear Patti Smith, Fitzroy
2011 Charmwood, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth
2010 Charmwood, Colour Factory Gallery, Fitzroy
2010 Holes in the wall, curated by Theresa Harrison, Carlton
2010 Finding Space, curated by Jason Lingard, Midsumma Festival, Carlton Hotel Studios, Melbourne
2009 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2009, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2009 Artifice and Desire, curated by Jessica O'Brien, Kings ARI, Melbourne
2008 Proud VCA Student Union annual acquisitive exhibition and prizes, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2004 Auto Fetish: The Mechanics of Desire, curated by Nick Mitzevich, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle
2004 Mini Hatched, Ozco Australia Council of the Arts, Surry Hills
2004 Hatched, National Graduate Show Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth
2003 Presence Suspended, Photo Technica, Chippendale
2003 Josephine Ulrick National Photography Prize, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
2003 Domestic Space, Lovett Gallery, Newcastle
2003 Junk Duet, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle West
2003 Annual Emerging Artist Prize, (winner) Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle West
2003 Toys and Games of 87, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle

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Photo: Theresa Harrison Photography

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