Kylie Banyard is a multidisciplinary artist, educator and curator. Banyard’s practice uncovers the political potential of the utopian imagination through her exploration of alternate models for living and learning. Her work is grounded in painting and intersects with photography, video, sculpture and immersive architectural spaces. She has been the recipient of several competitive artist’s residencies, such as: The Cité International des Arts Paris, France, the Firstdraft Emerging Studio Residency Program, Sydney. She has received competitive funding from Arts NSW and the National Association for the Visual Arts, as well as a Start-up Research Grant from La Trobe University and postgraduate research grants, such as the Australian Postgraduate Award and the COFA, UNSW Travel Grant. She was a recent finalist in the inaugural Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize and winner of the National Tertiary Art Prize and The Basil and Muriel Art’s Scholarship, Art Gallery of NSW. Banyard has exhibited nationally and internationally, she holds a PhD in Fine Arts from the University of NSW Art and Design. Banyard is represented by Galerie pompom, Sydney and Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections including Artbank, Australia.