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Sam Mcgilp is a media artist working collaboratively in contemporary performance contexts based in Naarm on the country of the Wurrundjeri people of the Kulin nation. His work spans film, performance, installation and online spaces. In 2020, he created BONANZA! with Harrison Hall and Juzzy Kane as part of Chunky Move's Activators Program, which was screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2021 and was selected as a finalist for the Green Room Awards. In 2019, he was awarded an Australia Council professional development grant to undertake residencies at Kinosaki International Art Centre and Do-So Residency, Fujiyoshida.

Sam recently completed his PhD at RMIT University, working with Chamber Made investigating Digital Iterations - distinct digital works with a relationship to live performance. His research has been awarded the Vice Chancellor's PhD Scholarship at RMIT and the emerging scholar award at the Art in Society Conference Vancouver.

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What's on
Jo Lloyd/​ Handsome/​ 22–26 February 2022/
Chunky Move/​ Yung Lung/​ 1–12 February 2022/
Matto Lucas/​ Impossible Dance (iv)/​ 23 January–14 February 2022/
Lucy Guerin Inc/​ Pieces/​ 8–11 December 2021/
Hyphenated Biennial/​ 3 December 2021–9 April 2022/
Beth Thornber/​ Notes from lake cudgallagong/​ 26 November 2021–20 January 2022/