WRITING&CONCEPTS is a lecture and publication series exploring the insights that practitioners have in to their own creative and cultural practices, and provides an opportunity for them to discuss and publish these insights in a public forum. Contributors include practitioners for whom the written form is their primary professional output and practitioners whose work manifests as exhibitions or events within the domain of contemporary art.



Naretha Williams Korvin | Between Worlds - Navigating artistic experimentation, culturally informed practice, technology, ritual and context

As an interdisciplinary experimental artist, Naretha’s processed based work is informed by several key points of inquiry – bio data, cultural practice, place and esoteric frameworks.

Working predominantly in audio arts with foundations in performing and fine arts, Naretha will discuss her approach through topics relating to identity and displacement, technology and science, contemporary ritual and hybrid lineage.

Naretha Williams is a First Nations experimental & interdisciplinary artist with a primary focus on music and audio arts practice. A Wiradjuri woman of mixed lineage, born and based in Melbourne on the Sovereign Land of the Kulin Nation, Naretha's work intersects installation and contemporary music, exploring themes around identity, place and the unseen. In 2017 Naretha began a major composition project titled CRYPTEX. In the same year Naretha's debut release on 12" LP by Heavy Machinery Records followed the success of Circle, a live activation of the large-scale sculptural instrument Federation Bells as part of the 2017 YIRRAMBOI festival. In 2019 Naretha presented Blak Mass, a live performance work for the Melbourne Town Hall’s Grand Organ which will be released as her first full length album in 2020.

IMAGE | Naretha Williams Korvin. Photograph Christoper Sutherland. Image courtesy the artist.