Collaborative 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, 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, and is driven by a feminist methodology in which collaboration, deep listening and radical leadership is key. Aphids is an artist led organisation committed to experimentation.
Founded in 1994
CROSS-ARTFORM COLLABORATIONS SINCE 1994
Aphids was founded in 1994 by Artistic Director/composer David Young, writer/musician Cynthia Troup, visual artist Sarah Pirrie and fashion designer Kath Banger. In 2010, Willoh S. Weiland joined the company as Artistic Director putting her own unique mark on the company ethos with an experimental and innovative program fusing music, performance and new technologies. In 2019 Aphids enters into a new era, led by Co-Directors Eugenia Lim, Lara Thoms and Mish Grigor.