Key people

Lara Thoms
Lara Thoms is a Melbourne based artist working across social engaged, site-specific and participatory fields. From 2014-2016 Lara received a Creative Australia Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts to explore site-specific and participatory possibilities in contemporary art. Laras solo and collaborative projects include work shown with Field Theory, Perth International Art Festival, Dance Massive, ACCA, Liquid Architecture, Gertrude Glasshouse, Next Wave, Substation, Melbourne Art Fair and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), including a large scale commission to create the public work Ultimate Vision: Monuments to Us with teenagers as part of the MCA’s C3WEST program (2013).

Eugenia Lim
Eugenia Lim works across video, performance and installation to explore nationalism and stereotypes with a critical but humorous eye. Lim invents personas to explore alienation and belonging in a globalised world, activating public and private space. Her work has been exhibited, screened and performed at the TATE Modern, Dark MOFO, ACCA, Melbourne Festival, Next Wave, GOMA, ACMI, Asia TOPA, firstdraft, Artereal Gallery, FACT Liverpool and EXiS Seoul. She has been artist in-residence with the Experimental Television Centre NY, Bundanon Trust, 4A Beijing Studio and the Robin Boyd Foundation and was co-founder of Channels Festival. Lim co-wrote and hosts Video Becomes Us (ABC iView) and in 2018-20, she is a Gertrude Contemporary studio artist. In 2019, Lim is included in The National 2019 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and her solo exhibition The Ambassador will tour across Australia in 2019–21 (presented by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and Museums and Galleries NSW). Her work is held in public and private collections internationally.

Mish Grigor
The work of Mish Grigor is situated in the performing arts as a maker, writer and performer. She is interested in the politics of performance, and explores the intersections and tensions between popular entertainment and experimental practices.  As co-director of POST, formed in 2003, recent works include ‘Ich Nibber Dibber’, a Sydney Festival/Campbelltown Arts Centre commission which toured to Sydney Opera House and Malthouse Theatre Melbourne; and ‘Oedipus Schmoedipus’, for Belvoir St Theatre/Sydney Festival, which toured nationally. In 2017 she co-directed a new production of ‘Oedipus Schmoedipus’ in Cantonese for The Black Box Festival, Hong Kong, commissioned by West Kowloon Cultural District and Hong Kong Rep Theatre. She has shown work at Norderzon Festival (The Netherlands), Forest Fringe (UK), BAC (UK), Darwin Festival, Pica Perth, Liveworks/ Performance Space Sydney, Brisbane Powerhouse, and The Unconformity Festival, amongst others. She is a recent Marten Bequest Fellow.

Operations Manager, Graphic Designer
Rebecca McCauley

Finance Officer
Au Nguyen

Zilla and Brook


Chair Shourov Bhattacharya
Treasurer Greer Evans
Secretary Hugh Adamson

Willoh S. Weiland
Vivien Allimonos
Lz Dunn

Previous Committee Members
David Young, Cynthia Troup, Rosemary Joy, Eugene Schlusser, Louise Curham, Margaret Cameron, Peter Humble, Natasha Anderson, Colin Sneesby, Geoffrey Morris, Bec Reid, Fiona Brook, Tristan Meecham.

Aphids acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which we work. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.