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The Substation/ Artist/​Katie Sfetkidis /

Katie Sfetkidis is a multidisciplinary artist living and working on lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people. Her practice is focused on exploring the history of politics and the role of the artist in civic life. Drawing on methodologies and concepts rooted in histories of social practice and performance art, her projects are often long form, spanning many years and frequently involve social engagement including: speaking with the community and participating in varied social activities. Working with institutions both inside and outside the art world Katie’s projects often lead to numerous and varied outcomes including exhibitions, discursive public events, artist books, performance lectures, drawings and installation.

In 2020 Katie was appointed the Feminist Emissary for the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre where she created the Women's Covid-19 Time Capsule. She has previously run for Mayor in the City of Melbourne (The Mayor Project, 2018). Katie has also exhibited and performed in galleries and festivals across Australia and internationally. Her work is also included in a number of publications, most recently 'Enough: artists and writers on gendered violence', edited by Vikki McInnes (2023).

Photograph by Breena Dunbar

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The Substation Galleries are currently closed, and will reopen on Thursday 30 May with 'Object of Projection' by Kim Gordon.

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Substation Program/​Dance
Melanie Lane/​ Arkadia/​ 5–8 June 2024/
Outdoor Billboard Gallery/​Substation Program/​Free
Katie Sfetkidis /​ Nasty Women /​ 30 May–18 August 2024/