INTERVAL is a platform dedicated to supporting the profiles and outcomes of artists during COVID-19 in Australia. It focuses on artists participating in the exhibitions In Her Words and The Image Collective, curated by Olivia Poloni and Fertile Ground Co-Curated by Sarah Bond and Olivia Poloni that have had programming disrupted in 2020.  

INTERVAL is a place to share a communal creative experience in times of crisis.  

INTERVAL acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the place now called Victoria, and all First Peoples living and working on this land. We recognise and celebrate the cultural heritage, creative contributions, and stories of the First Peoples of Victoria. We pay respect to Elders of today, emerging Elders of tomorrow and Elders of the past.
INTERVAL is supported by the Australian Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria


In Her Words
In Her Words is a photographic exhibition focusing on women behind and in front of the camera. Recognizing the significance of feminist photography held by the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, guest curator Olivia Poloni was invited to draw works from the collection alongside key figures in contemporary Australian photographic practice.

Artists: Anne Ferran, Carol Jerrems, Cherine Fahd, Clare Rae, Deborah Paawe, Eliza Hutchison, Fiona Foley, Hoda Ashfar, Honey Long, Janina Green, Jill Orr, Joyce Evans, Julie Rrap, Karla Dickens,  Kawita Vatanajyankur, Kirsten Lyttle, Leah King Smith, Lisey Gosper, Pat Brassington, Polixeni Papapetrou, Polly Borland, Ponch Hawkes, Prue Stent, Sandy Edwards, Simone Slee, Tracey Moffat and Zoe Croggon.

A NETS Victoria and Horsham Regional Art Gallery touring exhibition.


The Image Collective
The collective set out to create new dialogue and discourse with a selection of progressive and diverse contemporary arts, curatorial and academic practices where the central motif of their process of thinking and making is relevant to the politics of the image in its various forms. Our primary interest is to question our contemporary relationship to the image and together develop up to date discourse to share with others to act as an archive as well as stimulate our collective practises.

The Image Collective are Annika Koops, Grace Wood, Olga Bennett, Josephine Mead, Lauren Dunn, Sanja Pahoki and Olivia Poloni.

Supported by the City of Melbourne 

Fertile Ground 

Fertile Ground is an exhibition and public program presented at Centre for Contemporary Photography that explores concepts of food and the various preoccupations and ways this has embedded itself into contemporary art practices. Invited artists explore themes such as cultural habits, ritual and ceremony, identity, geographical boundaries, sustainability, consumerism, climate emergency and uncertain futures.   Through mixed-media installations, food workshops, and group discussions everyday activities and materials will be elevated, alongside issues of labour and integrated domestic affairs.

Co-curated by Sarah Bond and Olivia Poloni. Artists include: Lauren Dunn (Aust), James Tylor (Aust), Shivanjani Lal (Aust), Kawaita Vatanajyankur (Thai), Arnont Nongyao (Thai), Elia Nurvista (Indo), Neak Sophal (Camb) and Kim Hak (Cam).

Supported by Centre for Contemporary Photography and the Scanlon Foundation


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