Photo by Bryony Jackson.

Collaborative, artist led and driven by a passionate belief in the social role of art, Aphids investigates what is current and urgent in contemporary culture. These projects are formally promiscuous and experimental, often using performance, critical dialogue and encounters in the public realm.

From 2019 Aphids will be led by co-directors Mish Grigor, Eugenia Lim and Lara Thoms, driven by a feminist methodology in which collaboration, deep listening and radical leadership is key.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.