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We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

An Artist’s Guide to Becoming Lord Mayor

Katie Sfetkidis

Front Gallery
1 Dec 2018–20 Dec 2018
Opening 6pm Friday November 30th

In April 2018, artist Katie Sfetkidis ran for Lord Mayor of Melbourne in the Mayoral By-election. Taking an intersectional approach, Sfetkidis’ campaign placed gender, art and cultural diversity at the forefront of the electoral conversation. Throughout the campaign, Sfetkidis participated in conventional forms of campaigning and a number of artistic interventions, most notably a one day walking tour of the electorate, in which she personally carried a life-size campaign poster to each suburb of the electorate. This exhibition brings together material generated throughout the campaign including video, posters, speeches, converting the gallery space into a campaign headquarters it invites the audience to step inside the chaos that is the Australian electoral process.


Image: Katie Sfetkidis, 2018, “Dream Large – Melbourne University” from series Electoral Walk, performance document. Photo by Marcel Feillafe

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