Australian based artists Sean Peoples and Veronica Kent are engaged in a critical practice based on the possibilities of alternate forms of communication. Telepathy and dreams serve as extended metaphors and working method through which they explore alternate ways of being, communicating and collaborating, and act as the premise for the setting up of encounters that test and provoke such relationships. Their projects have been presented in private and public galleries and festivals in Australia, USA, Germany, Spain, France and India. These projects have often been realised collaboratively both between each other and with other artist collectives such as A Constructed World and with the general public, students and exhibition audiences taking forms such as; musicals, dream recitals, remote international drawing projects, epic sleepovers, telepathically curated exhibitions, collaborative paintings and institutional interventions.
March 6, 1986. Born Melbourne, Australia
2007 Diploma of Education. University of Melbourne
2004-2006 Bachelor of Fine Art/Painting, Victorian College of the Arts.
Sean’s website seanpeoples.com
July 7, 1970. Born Sydney, Australia.
2012 PhD, University of Melbourne.
2004- 2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours. University of Melbourne
Veronica’s website veronicakent.com
AWARDS, GRANTS and RESIDENCIES
2016 Australia Council, Arts Project Grant
2014-2016 & 2012-2014 Gertrude Contemporary Studio Artist
2014 New Initiatives, the Faculty of VCA & MCM and Department of Premier and Cabinet
2014 Artbank/Gertrude Contemporary New Work commission
2014 Australia Council, Experimental Art grant (as part of The Unconscious Collective)
2013 Last Ship Residency, Mumbai India
2011 Australia Council for the Arts, Barcelona Residency
2010 Bundanon Trust Residency
2008 Arts Victoria Presentation Grant
2008 City of Melbourne ‘Young Artists’ Grant
2007 Janet Holmes a’ Court Grant
Zzzzz: Sleep, Somnambulism, Madness, MAMA Murray Art Museum, Albury
Zzzzz: Sleep, Somnambulism, Madness, Gertrude Contemporary/Melbourne International Festival.
The Telepathy Project, Melbourne Art Book Fair, NGV, Melbourne
A Meeting Of Waters, Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria.
Angels and Dogs, Room 301 for Spring 1883.
Tom & Eva, From the Collection: Chapter One, Warrnambool Art Gallery + Gertrude Contemporary, Victoria, Australia.
Plein Air Dreaming, Artbank/Gertrude Contemporary New Work commission, Australia.
Primavera 2014 Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
Motel Dreaming Dark Mofo, Hobart, Australia.
Dream Recital White Nights, National Gallery of Victoria (Fed Square), Australia.
Reading Solaris to the Great Moorool, Tarrawarra Biennale (Whisper in my Mask) TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Australia.
Singing Solaris to the Great Moorool. Melbourne International Festival, Australia.
Star Pavilion, MPavilion, Melbourne, Australia.
Framework 1: extrasensory bonds insitu, Berlin, Germany
Dreaming The Collection Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.
Dream Studio Gertrude Contemporary, Vic, Australia
Dream Paintings Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary, Vic, Australia
The Telepathy Project, Remote Space, Barcelona, Spain.
Dreaming The Arabian Sea (en)counters festival, Mumbai, India
The Telepathy Project Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne Australia.
Telepathy and Love, Australia Council for the Arts Studio and Apartment, Barcelona, Spain
Speech Objects Musée de l’Objet, Blois, France
Telepathy and Love, West Space, Melbourne Australia.
Speech and What Archive,Y3K Gallery, Melbourne Australia
Once More With Feeling, VCA Margaret Laurence Gallery,curated by Meredith Turnbull, Vic, Australia.
Transformation, Moving Galleries/Creative Spaces, Melbourne, Aus.
The Telepathy Project, for the 2008 Next Wave Festival. Forum Theatre, Vic.
Electromagnetic Imaginary: Redux, Spectrum Project Space, WA, Aus
You Are Probably My Favourite Person In The Whole World, curated by Hooray For Humans, The Academy, Long Beach California, USA.
Provisional Investigations,curated by Melanie Irwin, George Paton Gallery, Vic. Aus.
Electromagnetic Imaginary, AREA Contemporary Art Space, Vic, Aus.
Telepathy Lecture, Federation Hall, VCA , Vic. Aus.
WOOD : The Telepathy Project Group Show, IIBL , Melbourne, Australia
All Night Telepathy “My Reality” CUBE37, curated by Amanda Slacksmith, Frankston Arts Centre, Vic. Aus.
EVENTS WITH A CONSTRUCTED WORLD
2012The Speakeasy Medicine Show Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne
2010 Fragments In A Constructed World Plausible Artworlds, Basekamp, Philadelphia, USA.
2010 The Speakeasy Medicine Show, Belleville Biennale, Paris, France.
2010 Speech and What Archive,Y3K Gallery, Melbourne Australia, replayed for Explaining Contemporary Art to Live Eels #6, Double Blind,Villa Arson for A Constructed World. Nice, France.
2008 Explaining Contemporary Art To Live Eels,in collaboration with ‘Superflou’ as part of the A Constructed World exhibition ‘Saisons Increase’, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France.
2007 Explaining Contemporary Art To Live Eels,(in collaboration with A Constructed World) Increase Your Uncertainty, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
Jeff Khan, ‘Big, Intimate and Fearless’, REALTIME 84, 2008
Fiona Scott-Norman, ‘Do You See What I See’, THE AGE, May 16, 2008
Anneke Jaspers (ed.),‘The Telepathy Project’, RUNWAY #11, 2008
Leon Goh, ‘The Telepathy Project’ Text Camp Reader, 2008
Tony Reck, ‘Exotic Intimacies’, REALTIME 86, 2008
Meredith Turnbul, The Telepathy Project, SPEECH, 2008
Penny Modra, ‘In the frame’, THE AGE, 2008
Dylan Rainforth/Ann Marsh/Meredith Turnbull, ‘Once More With Feeling’,ExCat. 2009
Melissa Loughnan, ‘Skeptics V’s Mystics’ RUNWAY #14, 2009
Lauren Bliss,’A Love Story’ DISCIPLINE #3, 2013
Andrew Stephens,The AGE,The Telepathy Project: to sleep perchance to dream, to share the dreams that come February 16, 2014
John Neylon, THE MELBOURNE REVIEW, In The Belly Of The Beast February 2014
Andrew Stephens,The AGE, Artists tap into hidden histories, http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/artists-tap-into-hidden-histories-20140805-1004za.html 2014
Gina Fairley, Arts Hub, What goes around comes around at Primavera 2014 http://visual.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/visual-arts/what-goes-around-comes-around-at-primavera-245968
*All works made collaboratively by Veronica Kent and Sean Peoples