Kerryn Sylvia, Scribble and other endangered species, 2011-2015, Altered artist book, screen-print, vitrine, desk, chair, digital flip book, unique state zines, Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council. Photos courtesy the artist.

Kerryn Sylvia, Scribble and other endangered species, 2011-2015, Altered artist book, screen-print, vitrine, desk, chair, digital flip book, unique state zines, Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council. Photo courtesy the artist.

Kerryn Sylvia is a member of the xs collective, an association of highly experimental installation and live performance artists who contribute collectively-themed and collaborative work towards installations using an experimental lab approach around their interpretation of human excess. The collective shares curatorial oversight. Work is entirely each artist’s or collaboration of artists’ contribution towards a collective notion of human excess. Collective artists join each exhibition on an individual readiness and availability basis. Decisions are made collectively at regular meetings. Artists are listed in reverse alphabet by surname.

Organisational or curatorial oversight is shared between members, either on a collective basis or between one or more volunteer or group-invited members on a loosely rotational basis. The xs collective aims to take advantage of the ‘many heads are better than one’ adage and to fully utilise the increased flow of ideas that comes naturally from collective processes and practices.

Kerryn is a Mildura based artist working across multiple disciplines. Her recent work investigates a personal history of creating and making. Objects from her past have been archived as if lying in wait, patiently asking to be transformed and given new life. She is constantly amazed at the way objects can speak to you, lying dormant one day and the next coming alive to a world of endless possibilities. Kerryn works across the arts and currently lectures at La Trobe University.

Other xs collective artists include: Geoffrey Brown, Rosina Byrne, Dan Downing, Laura Freitag, Kristian Häggblom, Danielle Hobbs, Rohan Morris, and Stuart Walsh.