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Troy-Anthony Baylis


Early in my professional artistic career I held small solo exhibitions at ARI venues Satellite Space and Soapbox Gallery. Although low budget and experimental, the central themes of these exhibitions, particularly collecting, archiving, forensic research, Queer-Aboriginal identity, drag, and performance, have continued to permeate and sharpen focus throughout my practice.



During the 1990s I was also part of a social scene at the IMA, Smith and Stoneley, Fire-Works, Craft Queensland, Queensland Artworkers’ Alliance, ISN’T, Metro Arts and the XB Installation project at The Butterfactory, which provided me a sense of belonging, aspiration, and being part of a community – perhaps not so dissimilar for what social media has provided for many artists in the twenty-first century. I am still in contact with many artists and arts workers from my adolescent art years in Brisbane, and have since collaborated through writing, exhibiting, or curating their work into more sophisticated research-based exhibition projects.



I have a good collection of images, invitations, media campaigns, correspondence, and narratives from the 1990s in Brisbane. This project seems like a great opportunity to not only archive this material, but to also contribute to a reflective discourse into the Brisbane visual arts scene in the 1990s, and create an everlasting document of my early practice within a socio-cultural context.



I am excited for the opportunity to be able to participate in this important project, which I believe I so current, considering the current growth and interest in ARI spaces and projects, which cultivate certain kinds of creativity that are different to commercial and public galleries and CAOS organizations.


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Troy-Anthony Baylis







2009- PhD Candidate School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia
2001 Graduate Certificate in Management (Arts) University of South Australia
1999-2000 Bachelor Of Education (Secondary) – Post Graduate Queensland University of Technology
1997 Honours Queensland University of Technology
1993-1995 Bachelor Of Arts (Visual Arts) Queensland University of Technology







2016 First Queer and the Early Sunsets, My Berlin Wall, Berlin / DE
we’re justified and we’re ancient, 11m2, Berlin / DE
2014 Tomorrow, My Berlin Wall, Berlin / DE
2009 Room for Chameleons, Artroom5, Adelaide / AU
The Genuine Exhibition, Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne / AU
2008 Sunsets, Melbourne City Library Gallery, Melbourne / AU
2007-2008 Sunkiss/Landlove, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide / AU
2007 Warhola Trees, Tiergarten, Berlin / DE
Emotional Landscapes & Sunsets, Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne / AU
2006 Rosafarbene Sonnenuntergange / Pink Sunsets, Ruhrlandmuseum, Essen / DE
2005 Ain’t MsBhavin’, Nexus, Adelaide / AU
megaKYLIEcollection, South Australian Museum, Adelaide / AU
2002 Ricky Mortis Southern Death, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide / AU
2001 KABOOBIE improbable princess – 15 years of kylieminology, Miss Gladys Sym Choon, Adelaide / AU
2000 KABOOBIE improbable princess, Satellite Space, Brisbane / AU
KABOOBIE rock n roll nigger, Soapbox, Brisbane / AU
1999 a TROY-ANTHONY BAYLIS room with a BARBARA CARTLAND view, xb, Dayboro / AU
1997 Wonder Woman With A Twist, Smith & Stoneley, Brisbane / AU
Emancipating Androgyny, Metro Arts, Brisbane / AU






2016 The Mnenomic Mirror, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane / AU
The Mnenomic Mirror, UTS Gallery, Sydney / AU
2014 Historia, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide / AU
2013 Crystal Palace, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide / AU
2012 Hot Chocolate, SASA Gallery, Adelaide / AU
Bilder zur Sonne, KorridorGalerie, Frankfurt / DE
CACSA Contemporary 2012: New South Australian Art, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide / AU
2011 Everyone Is An Island, Hfg Ausstellungsraum, Offenbach / DE
Intangibles in Terra Australis, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide / AU
2010 Border Crossings, Format Space, Adelaide / AU
Intangibles in Terra Australis, Kubo-Kutxa, San Sebastian / ES
Heartlines, SASA Gallery, Adelaide / AU
Gayme, Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, Melbourne / AU
2009 Making Tracks: A glimpse at two decades of Aboriginal art in SA, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide / AU
Resonance, JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design, Adelaide / AU
Just Can’t Get Enough, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne / AU
2008 Four Artists, Artroom5, Adelaide / AU
Our Metro Mob, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide / AU
2007 Super+Ego, Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide / AU
Our Metro Mob, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide / AU
2005 Petroglyphs, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide / AU
2004 Vein, Kintolai Gallery, Adelaide / AU
Avalon, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane / AU
2003 Homostrata, Artspace – Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide / AU
2000 The Stars Shine Bright, Logan Art Gallery, Logan / AU
Topographies, Fireworks, Brisbane / AU
1999 7th Biennala des Couvertes, Centre de Art Actuel, Quebec / CA
Creativity In The Next Millennium, Baguio Convention Centre, Baguio / PH



SELECTED PERFORMANCES (as a performance artist)



Kaboobie Proud Mary & Sexy Ida, TASpride Launch, Launceston & Hobart, October 2009
Kaboobie Proud Mary, White Party, GaySkiWeekNZ, Queenstown, New Zealand, September 2009
Kaboobie Proud Mary, Upstart Alley VIII, Gasworks Theatre, Melbourne, 7 February 2009
Kaboobie 3 Tina’s, Conference Dinner, Cultural Studies Association of Australia – Futures Conference, Kalgoorlie, 8 December 2008
Kaboobie Proud Mary, Feast Opening Night Party, Adelaide, November 2008
Kaboobie Proud Mary, Opening Celebration, 1st Asia Pacific Outgames, Melbourne Town Hall, 31 January 2008
Kaboobie Proud Mary, Sistagirls Are Doing It For Themselves, Mercury Cinema, Adelaide, 30 May 2006
Kaboobie Kylieminologist, megaKYLIEcabaret, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, 7 June 2005
Kaboobie Proud Mary & Walk This Way, Leigh Bowery Project – “Nothing Is Taboo”, Adelaide Festival Centre – Space Theatre, November 2004
Kaboobie Proud Mary, Laugh Yourself Blak!, Adelaide Fringe 2004 HUB, Adelaide, March 2004
Ricky Mortis KKK & Kaboobie Proud Mary, 2002 International Gay Games, Olympic Park & Hyde Park, Sydney, October 2002
Ricky Mortis (with Pope Alice), Luke Roberts – “Ecce homo: These are our bodies: this is our blood”, Artspace, Sydney, 24 February 2000
Typhoon Kaboobie hits the Philippines, 5th Baguio International Arts Festival, Baguio Botanical Gardens & Tamawan Village,
The Philippines, 25-26 November 1999
Ricky Mortis (with Pope Alice & Nurse Nancy), Pope Alice: Alien Pope Visits, Livid Festival, Brisbane, 1999







Performing Queer-Aboriginality On Tricky Grounds. “Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University”, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 5-6 September 2014
Perm-a-culture: An Indigenous and Queer Research Methodological Framework. “A Scholarly Affair”, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia National Conference, Southern Cross University, Byron Bay, 7-9 December 2010
My body the hand grenade: Kaboobie’s Making Camp. “Tradition and Transformation” AAANZ Conference, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 1-3 December 2010
Making Camp: Drag politics and Perm-a-culture. “Quench: To satisfy a thirst”, Feast Festival, Adelaide, 20-21 November 2010
Perm-a-culture: An Indigenous and Queer Research Methodological Framework, “Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Higher Degrees by Research Forum”, University of South Australia, 6-7 August 2010
First Nations stories: when the story comes first (w/ Wyld, Frances and Sparrow, Syd) “Traditional Knowledges Conference 2010”, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 6-9 June 2010
Terra/Terror: Making Camp in Colonist Landscape Art, “Traditional Knowledges Conference 2010”, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 6-9 June 2010
Mirror, mirror, twisted sista: Kaboobie’s making camp, “Twisting Mirrors: Graduate Symposium with Professor Michael Taussig”, University of South Australia, 2 March 2010
The subterranean making of convivial culture: Mary G, Kaboobie and queer interventions (w/ Crowley, Vicki),
“Futures”, Curtin University, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 6-9 December 2008
Kylieminology: collecting and cloning, “Quench: Queer Thinkers”, Adelaide, 15-16 November 2008
The subterranean making of convivial culture: Mary G, Kaboobie and queer interventions (w/ Crowley, Vicki) “Moving Cultures, Shifting
Identities”, Flinders University, Adelaide, 3-6 December 2007







Baylis, Troy-Anthony; Fraser, Jenny; & r e a, Resisting the Colonial Gaze – Art, Bodies, and Intersexions, Sydney Lesbian & Gay Margi Gras, 22 February 2013
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, Kiss and Tell: The Erotics of Queer Lip-locking (or not!) (Symposium), Erotic Screen & Sound: Culture, Media & Desire, Griffith University, Brisbane, 15-18 February 2011
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, Inheriting Loss: The legacy of Stolen Generations (panel presentation), Reconciliation Schools’ Festival,
Adelaide Town Hall, 30 May 2008
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, Crossing Country: Education and Art towards a certain freedom, Scotch College, Adelaide, 23 May 2008
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, From Dreamtime to Machine Time, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, 30 April 2008
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, Aboriginal Australia, Sexuality & Visual Arts, Adelaide Festival of Arts – “Living Books”, State Library of South Australia,
Adelaide, 8-9 March 2008
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, Convivial Culture: Mary G, Kaboobie and queer interventions. Midsumma, Melbourne City Library, 28 January 2008
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, Them There Bones (opening address), Fiona Foley – “Them There Bones”, New Land Gallery, Port Adelaide, 27 February 2002







Baylis, Troy Anthony, ‘Introduction: Looking In to the Mirror’ in Dogde, Dino (editor) Colouring The Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives,
Wakefield Press 2015 pp.1-17
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, ‘The Flash of Recognition: Photography and the Emergence of Indigenous Rights’ (book review),
Artlink Vol 34. No. 2 2014 pp.87-88
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, ‘I Can See Queerly Now’, Blak Wave, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne 2014 pp.31-35
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, ‘Four Rooms’, Four Rooms – Ex. cat. Tandanya, 25 Feb – 5 April 2014
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, ‘Tracking Bluey Roberts’, Artlink Vol 33. No. 2 2013 pp. 88-91
Baylis, Troy-Anthony & King, Kamahi Djordon, “Blak Queens Talking: It’s A Drag Thing”, RealTime No. 111. October/November 2012 p.13
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, ‘Queerly Speaking’, Artlink Vol 32. No. 2 2012 pp. 98-99
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, ‘Sandra Saunders: Shaker-Maker’, Deadly: in-between heaven and hell – Ex. cat. Tandanya, Adelaide, 28 Feb. – 25 Mar. 2012
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, ‘My Body the Hand Grenade: Kaboobie’s Making Camp’, Social Alternatives, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2011
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, Mumthelang: Silk Magic Woman, Muriel Van Der Byl – “My dreaming – past – present – future”,
Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre: Kerry Packer Civil Gallery, 22 Feb. – 14 Mar. 2008
Baylis, Troy-Anthony & Mantelli, Fulvia, The Cover Art of Cover Bands (photo essay), Photofile 77, Autumn 2006
Baylis, Troy-Anthony, Homostrata – Ex. Cat., Artspace – Adelaide Festival Centre, 7 Nov. 2003 – 24 Jan. 2004







Waters, Sera, “Repetitive crafting: The shared aesthetic of time in Australian Contemporary Art”, Craft + Design Enquiry, ANU Press, p 67-87, 2012
Radok, Stephanie, “Artroom5” Australian Art Review, p.75, January/February 2012
Browning, Daniel “Gayme: Nothing To Hide” Gayme Ex. cat. Counihan Gallery in Brunswick 2010
Spilia, Elina Just Can’t Get Enough Ex. cat. Linden – Centre fir Contemporary Art 2009
Wyld, Frances, “kiss the dirt: knowing place” & Carsey, Gary, & Baylis, Troy-Anthony “a rock and a hard place” Troy-Anthony Baylis: Kiss The Dirt
Nicholls, Christine, “Troy-Anthony Baylis: An Extension To Love” Asian Art News, vol.18, no.1, p66-71, January/February 2008
Nicholls, Christine “Emotional Landscapes and Emotional Sunsets” & von Uslar, Rafael, “Beknitting” Sunkiss/Landlove – Ex cat.
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 8 November 2007 – 28 January 2008
Nunn, Louise, “Troy’s arts puts new spin on close-knit community” The Advertiser, p13, 14 August 2007
Pelipe, Richardo, Avalon: Art and Life of An Apartment Building, Museum of Brisbane & Vanity Publishing, 2005
Mills, David, “Household Names” (not only) Blue 53, p8, 2004
Simpson, Anne, “Kylie rules OK” & “Hopelessly Devoted” The Courier Mail: Life, p4-5 & 17, 7 April 2001
Gallagher, Jane, “Troy-Anthony Baylis: In Public” Eyeline 43, p51, 2000







2016 Boo! Aboriginal ghost stories and other scary matter Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute / Adelaide Festival, Adelaide / AU
2014 Making Print (with Tess Allas), Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide / AU Four Rooms Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute / Adelaide Festival, Adelaide / AU
2012 Hot Chocolate (with Frances Wyld) SASA Gallery, Adelaide / AU Deadly: in-between heaven and hell (advisor) Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute / Adelaide Festival, Adelaide / AU
2004 Ngapartji Ngapartji – Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide / AU
2003 Homostrata, Artspace – Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide / AU







2015 – Lecturer/ Tutor/ Marker University of South Australia, School of Art Architecture and Design
2012- Curator and Manager, Programs Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
2008 Research Fellow University of South Australia
2007-2012 Lecturer/Tutor/Marker University of South Australia, DUCIER
2006-2007 Electorate Officer South Australian Parliament
2005-2006 Executive Officer Reconciliation South Australia Inc
2004 Indigenous Programs Coordinator Carclew Youth Arts Centre
2004-2005 Program Manager, First Queers Feast Festival Inc
2004-2005 Artistic and Cultural Consultant Reconciliation South Australia Inc
2002-2003 Program Manager, Public Relations Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Inc
2002 Director Yaitya Makkitura Inc
2001-2004 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts Coordinator Adelaide Fringe Inc
1999 Arts Management Workshops Wachol Correction Centre / Access Arts
1998-1999 Arts Administration Queensland Artworker’s Alliance – Volunteer
1996-1997 Art Educator Southbank Institute of TAFE – Certificate in Art (ATSI)
1996 Catalogue Production Queensland University of Technology
1995-2001 Director Art Of Digital Video
1995 Gallery Administration Institute of Modern Art – Volunteer
1995-1996 Art Theory Tutor Queensland University of Technology







2015 Board Member Feast Festival Inc. Adelaide
2013-2014 Ruth Tuck Scholarship Advisory Committee Carclew You Arts
2011-2016 Board Member (Chairperson 2013-2014) Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
2009-2014 Board Member Heta Inc
2008-2012 Board Member (Secretary 2009, Chairperson 2010-2012) Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
2007-2009 Steering Committee – Honoring Indigenous Veterans Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs
2005-2007 Reconciliation Committee Member Adelaide City Council
2005-2006 Committee Member NAIDOC Adelaide
2004-2006 AGRIRC Member Government of South Australia
2004-2005 Board Member Feast Festival Inc
2004 Assessment Panel Member for Funding of the Arts (Indigenous and Emerging) Arts SA
1999-2001 Board Member Queensland Artworker’s Alliance Inc
1998-2001 Assessment Panel Member for Funding of the Arts (Visual Arts, Craft & Design) Arts Queensland




I pay my respect to the Kaurna people who are the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains region and acknowledges living and working on their country.