Dr Virginia Barratt Ph.D

Member Director

Virginia is an Australian researcher, artist, writer and performer. She completed a PhD at Western Sydney University in the Writing and Society Centre. Her doctoral research focused on panic, affect and deterritorialization, explored through performance, experimental poetics and Vocalities.

Virginia is a founding member of the cyberfeminist collective VNS Matrix, still active through occasional collaborations. Her most recent works have been performed in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Sydney, Helsingør, San Francisco, Toronto, London, Performing Arts Forum (PAF) and the Sorbonne in France, Humbolt University and Kunsthaus KuLe in Berlin.

Virginia has been widely published, including in: Cordite Poetry Review, Writing from Below, TEXT Journal, Overland, Plinth Journal, Artlink Journal and Offshoot: Contemporary Lifewriting Methodologies and Practice in Australasia. Virginia subscribes to DIWO (Doing it With Others) approach to art making and privileges co-creation as a productive and resistant modality.

Virginia brings a wealth of lived experience to the board and is passionate about being involved in advocating for the future and growth of the housing co-operative sector.

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