antifa notes (april 4, 2014)

Australian Defence League

Media report that last night the Sydney home of Nathan Abela, the “leader” of a branch of the anti-Muslim ‘Australian Defence League’, was shot at. Police have yet to apprehend those responsible, and precise details surrounding the incident remain a little murky at this stage, with Abela supposedly having a “string of detractors”. Previously, Abela gained some small degree of notoriety by being denounced by 2GB shock jock Ray Hadley as a “cowardly bastard”.

Abela is the latest in a long line of self-proclaimed leaders of the ADL, a group whose organisational structure is unwieldy at best and exists largely as an ad hoc online formation of anti-Muslim bigots. Further, unlike in England — the birthplace of the ‘English Defence League’, which organisation provided the inspiration for the ADL — excursions on to the streets by its supporters have to this date been sporadic and poorly-attended. (Indeed, their street presence would seem to exist in inverse proportion to the amount of demented vitriol its supporters pour out online, principally by way of several dozen Facebook pages.) Most recently, the ADL declared that it would be rallying in Bendigo on Saturday, March 22 against the construction of a local mosque. To the best of my knowledge, but not for the first time, the rally appears to have been a non-event.

Australia First Party

The ‘Australia First Party’ (AF) has been carrying on like a headless chook these last few weeks, posting a series of increasingly bizarre posts about anarchists, real and alleged, and their fiendish plots to destroy #Straya. These diatribes appear to have been sparked by an earlier incident in February when the party’s headquarters in Tempe was vandalised (below). For unknown reasons, one of these posts on the party’s website (australiafirstparty.net), titled ‘Victorian Police investigate Melbourne Anarchists’, has subsequently been removed.

Finally, Honi Soit recently published an article about the White supremacist website Stormfront (AF fuehrer Dr Jim Saleam posts on the site as ‘radnat’), while tomorrow The Saturday Paper carries an article about anti-/fascism Down Under.

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Stormfront morans v Honi Soit

Investigating Stormfront: Whiteness, Demography and Politics
Honi Soit
“Matilda Surtees and Geordie Crawford investigate Australian white supremacy organisations.”
March 27, 2014

According to the University of Sydney’s student paper Honi Soit, “White supremacist posters, which depicted the Celtic cross, and exclaimed “White Pride Worldwide”, were last week plastered on a bus stop outside Wentworth Building.” While the article doesn’t nominate who was responsible for putting them up, a Stormfront user using the handle “truewhitewarrior” claims it was him what done it. Similar posters appeared at Swinburne University in Victoria in October last year.

The article has provoked the usual howls of protest from Stormfront, contains one or two errors, but otherwise seems reasonably straightforward. For those interested in reading more about ‘Whiteness, Demography and Politics’, I recommend Nell Irvin Painter, The History of White People (W.W. Norton & Co., 2010), The Invention of the White Race by Theodore W. Allen, published by Verso (Volume One (1994) is sub-titled ‘Racial Oppression and Social Control’; Volume Two (1997) ‘The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America’), ‘The Power of Whiteness’ (1998) and ‘Whiteness and Blackness in the Koori Struggle for Self-Determination’ (1999) by Gary Foley and the work of Alana Lentin and The Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA).

Below are some comments of my own.

Whilst one would think it easy to determine how many white supremacist groups there are in Australia, some ostensibly racist organisations reject the label. The Australia First Party (AFP), for example, prefers to consider themselves a “united patriotic front”.

Yes. A “front” which is also committed to a White Australia (and, somewhat oddly, has as its leader a fella of Lebanese descent).

These organisations hold in common a desire for racial separation, but are divided on what constitutes a white nation. Some white supremacists, such as Tom Metzger, the founder of White Aryan Resistance (WAR), believe in white nationalism, or a global community of white people.

I’m not sure this is an entirely accurate characterisation: a desire for racial separation (apartheid) can be enacted within the one nation (Australia, South Africa etc); Metzger’s primary inspiration is Nazism.

Others, like the Southern Cross Hammerskins (SCHS) and the AFP place a specific emphasis on state-based white nationalism, through their use of the Eureka flag and warnings of the “chaos of globalism”.

The SCHS are the Australian chapter of an international network of neo-Nazi skinheads known as the Hammerskins; while members do sometimes employ the Eureka flag as an emblem, the Hammerskins have their own iconography, drawing upon their own history and that of the European far right and Nazism in particular. AF, on the other hand — like the group ‘National Action’ which preceded it — is much more explicitly rooted in what it terms ‘Australianism’, a kind of disembrained, dinky-di version of national socialism (broadly understood).

This sense of race-based patriotism unites many Australian white supremacists. To this end, the AFP claim to be fighting a “yellow peril” by endorsing a traditional, patriarchal family structure, while Blood and Honour claim their promotion of racist music to be an act of resistance to non-white cultural influences.

While a man with contrary views was once the leader of the minuscule yoof wing of AF, the party as a whole does indeed take a dim view of homosexuality, especially any public expression of same-sex desire; an endorsement of ‘traditional family values’ is intended to help secure the reproduction of White race + nation, and draws upon a long history of paranoid (White, Australian) nationalism (see Ghassan Hage).

According to one supporter, two of the most prominent groups, Blood & Honour and the SCHS, “work in brotherhood” but are not formally affiliated.

Both have their own subsidiary groups, replicating the structures of their overseas predecessors. Combat 18 is an affiliate group of Blood and Honour and bizarrely the SCHS have their own “supporter’s club”, Crew 38.

The tiered relationship between SCHS and Crew 38 is reflective of a tightly hierarchical culture in white supremacist organizations. A spokesperson for Exit White Power, an anti-white supremacist project, stated that there are “a lot of rules about where you sit in that hierarchy, who you answer to, and what’s involved in different stages.”

A few things.

1. B&H and the SCHS are not merely White supremacist but neo-Nazi.
2. The structure of the SCHS closely resembles that of an OMC (Outlaw Motorcycle Club). Thus in addition to a formal membership there’s an allied and subsidiary group (Crew 38) which supports the Hammerskins and is the group from which members are drawn (after having demonstrated their loyalty and commitment).
3. C18 has a fractured history but most relevant is the fact that B&H is divided into two competing camps, one aligned to C18 and the other under the control of the Hammerskins. In Australia, C18 has a presence in WA and VIC. As noted elsewhere in the article, in January:

“… four men were found guilty … in a Perth court for distributing racist stickers promoting Combat 18 — stickers also being distributed by boneheads in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. One of the men convicted, Jacob Marshall Hort, was previously responsible for administering a Combat 18 website (terrormachine.net) and played in the band ‘Indigenous Hate’. In July 2010, Hort was convicted of criminal damage and discharging a firearm stemming from an incident in which several shots were fired at the Queens Park Suleymaniye Mosque, causing $15,000 damage. Note that Hort & Co have been denounced by ‘Blood & Honour Australia’ (that faction aligned with the Hammerskins) as liars and traitors; his (former?) C18 comrade, Bradley Trappitt, has since been welcomed into the New Right/’national anarchist’ camp by its leader Welf Herfurth.”

The typical demographic for such groups is young men, aged 14-25, who are often socially alienated and lack other commitments – work, mortgages, marriage, children – which may interfere with their dedication to the group.

“There are not many happy, stable young people joining white supremacist groups,” the EWP spokesperson notes. The appeal is often social, not ideological, and the prevalence of music concerts in the white supremacist community seeks to capitalise on this.

I would suggest that the typical demographic, for the Hammerskins at least, is older than this. Further, its mainstays — whether happy or sad — are generally men in their 20s and 30s, employed, married/partnered and often with children.

The Australia First Party retains an official headquarters in Tempe, in Sydney’s Inner West. It was at these headquarters that an AFP supporter was shot and killed by another in 1991.

Violence within white supremacist groups is common and is a powerful deterrent to leaving these organisations. “They can be very insular, and they tend to bash each other up quite a lot,” said the EWP spokesperson.

The murder referred to above was that of Wayne “Bovver” Smith by Perry Whitehouse. The two boneheads were members of National Action (1982–?), the group Dr Jim Saleam led before he was imprisoned (1991) for organising a shotgun assault on the home of African National Congress representative Eddie Funde in 1989; Jim assumed effective leadership of AF in the early-2000s and formal leadership in the mid-2000s. The party itself was established by former Labor MP Graeme Campbell in 1996. As for violence, its promise tends to act as an attractor for White supremacist groups, which celebrate its enactment for its allegedly morally and politically redemptive qualities.

(Note: “ANA’s Brisbane Branch publishes a monthly STORM newsletter and may be contacted at”: PO Box 635, Strathpine PS, 4500, Australia // phone 07 3205 8543 // australiannationalaction@yahoo.com.au // australiannationalaction2.blogspot.com.au.)

It can be difficult to ascertain the extent to which extremist activity manifests itself offline. EWP’s spokesperson acknowledged that there is a lot of activity online, but describes the majority of those belonging to white supremacist groups as “keyboard warriors,” reiterating her earlier point that these groups “exist mainly for themselves”.

She points out the humorous contradiction that “one of the things they always talk about is how no one wants to meet up.” The content of Stormfront’s Down Under forums certainly supports her assertion.

And as for the “White Pride Worldwide” posters, she points out that there was no call to action involved, and no group claimed responsibility.

“They were likely just some kids who read about the White Man’s March online,” she said.

Stormfront users and other White supremacists make sporadic attempts to organise offline but, while some choose to be active in AF or other such groups (Nationalist Alternative, New Right/’national anarchists’), with some few, notable exceptions, there have been very few public rallies by White supremacists in the last decade or more, and these have tended to be very small in number. The Cronulla ‘riot’ of 2005 was widely applauded by AF, Stormfront users and others, but while it remains a continuing source of hope and inspiration, none proved able to capitalise on it any substantial fashion.

Below : Sydney’s super contribution to the ‘White Man March’:

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2014 Sydney Anarchist Bookfair +++

I enjoyed attending the Sydney Anarchist Bookfair last weekend. It wasn’t quite Crassmas, but I did pick up a few things: a book — Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism by Michael Schmidt (AK Press, 2013: reviewed by Gabriel Kuhn here) — several zines — including two issues of Communicating Vessels (a lovely and handsome zine from the US); Sedition (a joint publication of Jura Books and the Melbourne Anarchist Club); Storming the Bastille: Words From Inside The Greek Prisons (Negative Press, 2014) and #4 of the Refugee Art Project Zine — and managed to meet and chat with a range of interesting characters along the way.

Many thanks to friends and comrades for their kind hospitality.

See also : Take Care’s take on the Bookfair: My weekend at the Sydney Anarchist Book Fair and Canberra Zine Emporium, with bonus swipes at Sydney’s public transport system; an interview on 2SER with bookfair organiser Jeremy K and; Rant: What is an anarchist bookfair? (C!ao magazine).

Note: The fourth annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair is scheduled to take place in August.

Alpine Anarchist Productions

I’ve been meaning to promote AAP for some time now. Their website has a lot of really interesting material on anarchism. In news just to hand (March 2014): “We are proud to offer yet another updated edition of the popular “Varieties of Islamic Anarchism: A Brief Introduction” pamphlet, put together by our dear friend Anthony T. Fiscella. There is a PDF available for online reading as well as a ready-to-print version in order to make your own zine.”

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The SUWA Show, Friday, 5.30pm on 3CR (855AM) — March 28, 2014

On this week’s episode of ‘Floating Anarchy’ Dr Cam and I interview James Hutchings (apolitical.info) on the subject of confused local nazis* and Adam Brereton (new matilda) on George Pell’s testimony at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. We also play tracks by Bérurier Noir, Briggs, Christy Moore & Sin Dios. The episode can be listened to on air, online and a later podcast.

[*The Australia First Party and a liquorice all-sorts of local fascists, nazis and White supremacists erroneously believe James is the author of this blog. See : Morans strike. Again. (March 19, 2014).]

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Morans strike. Again.

Update (March 27): James Hutchings is one of our guests on ‘The SUWA Show’, 5.30pm Friday, March 28 on 3CR (855AM).

The morans belonging to the Australia First Party (AF) have done it. Again. (See : Antifa ‘Slackbastard’ Outed And Named. By Morons., October 11, 2010.)

On the AF blog — australiafirstparty.net/andyslackbastard-revealed-as-james-hutchings/– and Stormfront website — stormfront.org/forum/t1030362/ — AF have misidentified me as James Hutchings. The party has made no attempt to justify their reasoning on this occasion, but would appear to be lashing out following the redecoration of their party headquarters in Tempe in February.

The most comprehensive profile of party leader Dr Jim Saleam to have appeared in print thus far is probably Greg Bearup’s piece ‘The Audacity of Hate’ (Good Weekend, September 26/27, 2009), while David Greason‘s 1994 book I was a teenage fascist (McPhee Gribble) provides a highly readable account of the early evolution of National Action (NA), Saleam’s previous party vehicle.

Seemingly unhappy with his privileged lot, Saleam has a long criminal history, ranging from the petty to the more serious. In 1984 he was convicted of stealing. In 1985 he was convicted of defacing walls. In 1986 he was convicted of possession of a prohibited article and, on appeal, sentence was deferred upon him entering into a recognisance to be of good behaviour for three years. In 1987 he was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment with a non-parole period of twelve months on charges of receiving and obtaining money by a false statement. Most notably, however, in 1991 Saleam junked NA when he was sent to jail for organising a shotgun assault on the Sydney home of African National Congress representative Eddie Funde. He resumed his involvement in fascist politics upon his release by assuming leadership of AF. (On NA, see : Troy Whitford, ‘A political history of National Action: Its fears, ideas, tactics and conflicts’, Rural Society, Vol.20, No.2, April 2011.)

In October 2013, Saleam was barred from entering New Zealand in order to attend a function organised by the neo-Nazi group ‘Right Wing Resistance’.

Bearup:

In his 10th straight year at university but flush with his dead father’s cash, Jim Saleam bought a house at 725 Princes Highway, Tempe, for $90,000. It was 1983 and this grim little terrace, along the main trucking route to Port Botany and just beyond Sydney airport’s runways, has been the Australian headquarters for hate politics ever since.”

And then there was the incident in 1991, when a small group gathered for a little celebration on Hitler’s birthday. Saleam was not at home, but two skinheads, Wayne “Bovver” Smith and Perry Whitehouse, mates of Saleam and members of National Action, were residing at 725 Princes Highway. Smith was a fearsome thug who used to terrify students, pastors and gays and was, says a former National Action member, “one of those kids at school who’d thump you in the face and steal your sandwiches”. He also bulled the smaller Whitehouse relentlessly. One day Whitehouse snapped. He raced upstairs and grabbed a .22 rifle. ASIO was bugging the house at the time and recorded the entire incident.

“I’ll show ya what I got to say,” Whitehouse yelled as he came downstairs.

Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. “That’s what I’ve got to f…’in say.”

Smith’s last gasps could be heard on the bug as Whitehouse danced around, mocking him. Smith was wearing a T-shirt that stated, “Say no to the new gun control laws.”

There are a lot of skeletons in Jim Saleam’s Tempe closet.

A lot of skeletons, yes, but not a lot of bRanes …

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The Platform : A new anarchist zine by Anarchist Affinity

The Platform is the title of a new anarchist zine by the Melbourne-based anarchist-communist group Anarchist Affinity. The first A5, B&W printed issue contains: articles on attacks on Medicare and health inequality, the boycott campaign of the Biennale of Sydney, confronting sexual violence in the left, and the impact of repressive new laws in Victoria; interviews with a Tamil refugee about the Tamil refugee experience and with Michael Schmidt (co-author, Global Fire) on the global impact of revolutionary anarchism and finally; a statement of the group’s principles. The zine will be available at the upcoming Sydney Anarchist Bookfair (March 22). So too will be the second issue of Sedition, a joint publication of Jura Books and the Melbourne Anarchist Club.

Note : Michael Schmidt will be speaking at Trades Hall this Wednesday in Meeting Room 1 from 6.30.

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The Q Society & The First International Symposium on Liberty and Islam in Australia [overland]

I wrote an article for overland on The Q Society, a fan club dedicated to celebrating the fictional character Q who appears in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager the Australian organisation of semi-pro Islamophobes and their conference — ‘The First International Symposium on Liberty and Islam in Australia’ — which took place on the weekend. You can read it here.

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antifa notes (march 5, 2014)

RRTAA!

Australian Defence League

The ADL in Bendigo, Victoria — to be precise, a young neo-Nazi named Aaron Robertson — is upset that local Muslims are planning to build a mosque in town, so they’ve organised a rally to stop it. The rally is scheduled to take place midday on Saturday March 22 at Queen Elizabeth Oval … though I doubt the oval will be overflowing with protestors.

Australia First Party

Several weeks ago in Sydney, some anarchists redecorated the headquarters of the Australia First Party in Tempe, the site of numerous meetings of fascists and White supremacists: read more on indymedia. Nicknamed ‘The Bunker’, the party headquarters also hosted a notorious murder in 1991, in which one bonehead, Perry Whitehouse, shot to death another, Wayne “Bovver” Smith, after a drunken argument. The horrific incident, which took place on Uncle Adolf’s birthday, was recorded by ASIO. Otherwise, the address has served as one of the main centres for far right activity in Sydney for over three decades. As Greg Bearup writes, “In his 10th straight year at university but flush with his dead father’s cash, Jim Saleam bought a house at 725 Princes Highway, Tempe, for $90,000. It was 1983 and this grim little terrace, along the main trucking route to Port Botany and just beyond Sydney airport’s runways, has been the Australian headquarters for hate politics ever since.”

Last Friday, February 28, AF held a small demo outside the Greek consulate in Sydney in support of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn. Word on the street is that the party is also organising a rally in Melbourne soon.

Australian Liberty Alliance // Party of Freedom

With the announcement that the Dutchman is going to launch another right-wing micro-party next year in Perth, the fledgling Party of Freedom — itself a splinter of the Australian Protectionist Party (the APP, in turn, being a splinter of the Australia First Party) — looks set to lose its mantle as the embodiment of Geert Wilders-style politicking Down Under. That, or dissolve itself into the Alliance, who knows? Certainly, the party has struggled to achieve much. Last month its freedom-loving members tried to organise a forum to denounce Africans (genetically-inferior criminals deserving sterilisation according to party leader Nick Folkes) but after being booted from one venue to the next ended up meeting at Serio Redegalli’s lounge room in Newtown instead. This weekend, anti-Muslim activists including Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and Bill Muehlenberg will be meeting in Melbourne to discuss the deadly trade in Muslamic Rayguns a/k/a ‘The International Symposium on Islam and Liberty in Australia’.

Fun for the whole Judeo-Christian family.

Finally, in a piece of good news, Vietnamese student Ming Duong has been allowed to reenter Australia. In 2012, Minh was assaulted by a small group of boneheads, and earlier this year was forcibly deported as a result of a supposed visa violation. A petition calling on immigration authorities to allow him to return to the country in order to complete his studies attracted over 89,000 signatures.

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Internationalists issue declaration against war in Ukraine [libcom/aitrus]

… via libcom and ait, a statement on the situ in Ukraine … note that workers world published Statement of communist, left and anarchist forces of Russia on events in Ukraine on february 27 but i haven’t been able to work out which of the 22 groups listed is anarchist …

Internationalists and anarchists from Russia and elsewhere have issued a declaration condemning both the Russian and Ukrainian governments, arguing that the working class in both countries should reject nationalism and fight for their own interests.

Here is the declaration in its entirety:

Declaration of Internationalists against the war in Ukraine

War on war! Not a single drop a blood for the “nation”!

The power struggle between oligarchic clans in Ukraine threatens to escalate into an international armed conflict. Russian capitalism intends to use redistribution of Ukrainian state power in order to implement their long-standing imperial and expansionist aspirations in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine where it has strong economic, financial and political interests.

On the background of the next round of the impending economic crisis in Russia, the regime is trying to stoking Russian nationalism to divert attention from the growing workers’ socio-economic problems: poverty wages and pensions, dismantling of available health care, education and other social services. In the thunder of the nationalist and militant rhetoric it is easier to complete the formation of a corporate, authoritarian state based on reactionary conservative values and repressive policies.

In Ukraine, the acute economic and political crisis has led to increased confrontation between “old” and “new” oligarchic clans, and the first used including ultra-rightist and ultra-nationalist formations for making a state coup in Kiev. The political elite of Crimea and eastern Ukraine does not intend to share their power and property with the next in turn Kiev rulers and trying to rely on help from the Russian government. Both sides resorted to rampant nationalist hysteria: respectively, Ukrainian and Russian. There are armed clashes, bloodshed. The Western powers have their own interests and aspirations, and their intervention in the conflict could lead to World War III.

Warring cliques of bosses force, as usual, force to fight for their interests us, ordinary people: wage workers, unemployed, students, pensioners… Making us drunkards of nationalist drug, they set us against each other, causing us forget about our real needs and interests: we don`t and can`t care about their “nations” where we are now concerned more vital and pressing problems – how to make ends meet in the system which they found to enslave and oppress us.

We will not succumb to nationalist intoxication. To hell with their state and “nations”, their flags and offices! This is not our war, and we should not go on it, paying with our blood their palaces, bank accounts and the pleasure to sit in soft chairs of authorities. And if the bosses in Moscow, Kiev, Lviv, Kharkiv, Donetsk and Simferopol start this war, our duty is to resist it by all available means!

No war between “nations”-no peace between classes!

KRAS, Russian section of the International Workers Association
Internationalists of Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Israel, Lithuania
Anarchist Federation of Moldova
Fraction of the Revolutionary Socialists (Ukraine)

The statement is open for signature

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[#19BOS] List of Biennale of Sydney artistes w contact deets

Update (March 7) : Late this afternoon the Biennale Board announced the resignation of its chair, Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, and the immediate suspension of its contract with its major sponsor, Transfield.

Briefly: this is a potentially significant step forward in the campaign to close the offshore prison camps, the murderous hellholes to which the Australian state confines thousands of asylum seekers. The camps generate both enormous harm for their inmates and very large incomes for the companies which run them, including Transfield. They operate in violation of both international law and basic human decency. Given the massively profitable nature of the industry, bi-partisan political, elite and strong popular support for the policy of mandatory detention, however, their closure remains a distant prospect at this stage …

Update (March 5) : Today four more artists — Nathan Gray, Agnieszka Polska, Sara van der Heide and Nicoline van Harskamp — have decided to boycott Transfield’s Biennale (read their statement here). Otherwise: ABC’s Radio National has been brought on board by the corporation, while several workers employed by the Biennale have also chosen to withdraw their labour.

The Transfield Biennale of Sydney begins March 21, one day before the Sydney Anarchist Bookfair.

LOL.

The following is an A-Z list of the roughly 100 artistes scheduled to exhibit on behalf of Transfield and, where possible, contact details.

As of this date [February 28: see Update] 5 artistes — Libia Castro, Ólafur Ólafsson, Gabrielle de Vietri, Ahmet Öğüt and Charlie Sofo — have withdrawn from the Biennale, while 47 [*] have signed an open letter of complaint to the Board re Transfield’s owner/sponsorship of the event. The 5 will presumably be joined by a number of other artistes in the intervening period, though how many is an open question. In any case, given that the Biennale runs over several months, there’ll be multiple opportunities to take action against it and to draw further attention to Transfield’s billion-dollar exploitation of refugees, as well as to promote a campaign of boycott, divestment and disruption of the state-corporate machinery directly perpetuating human rights abuses.

Or not …

#Straya

Sauce : #19BOS | See : Boycott Sydney Biennale | xb Ops

A

*Meriç Algün Ringborg [mericalgun@gmail.com]
*James Angus [rep by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery: oxley9@roslynoxley9.com]
*Sol Archer [facebook // sol.archer@gmail.com]
*Benjamin Armstrong [rep by Tolarno Galleries (facebook): mail@tolarnogalleries.com]

B

*Rosa Barba
*Yael Bartana [rep by Petzel Gallery: andrew@petzel.com (press liaison)]
*Martin Boyce [rep by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery: mail@tanyabonakdargallery.com]
Broersen & Lukács
*Eglė Budvytytė [?]

C

Mircea Cantor [doubleheadsmatches@yahoo.com]
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller [studio@cardiffmiller.com]
*Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson
David Claerbout [rep by Galerie Micheline Szwajcer: contact@gms.be]
Bindi Cole [twitter]
*Nathan Coley
Joost Conijn
Michael Cook
Henry Coombes
Hubert Czerepok [rep by Zak Gallery: mail@zak-branicka.com]

D

Kate Daw [rep by Sarah Scout Presents: info@sarahscoutpresents.com]
*Gabrielle de Vietri
Tacita Dean [rep by Marian Goodman Gallery: twitter | facebook // rep by Frith Street Gallery: info@frithstreetgallery.com]
Yingmei Duan [yingmei@gmx.de]
*Mikala Dwyer [rep by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery: oxley9@roslynoxley9.com // Anna Schwartz Gallery: mail@annaschwartzgallery.com]

E

*Krisztina Erdei [krisztina.erdei@gmail.com]

F

*Fine Art Union [facebook // fineartunion@gmail.com // sgwetten@gmail.com]
Aurélien Froment [rep by Marcelle Alix: demain@marcellealix.com]
*Søren Thilo Funder [mail@sorenthilofunder.com]
*Bodil Furu [bodil@bodilfuru.com]

G

Douglas Gordon [rep by Gagosian Gallery: newyork@gagosian.com]
*Nathan Gray [twitter // nthngy@gmail.com]
*Joseph Griffiths [josephlgriffiths@gmail.com]
*Ane Hjort Guttu [ane@anehjortguttu.net]

H

*Hadley+Maxwell [studio@hadleyandmaxwell.net]
Henrik Håkansson
*Henna-Riikka Halonen [henpros@yahoo.co.uk // hennariikkahalonen@gmail.com]
*Siri Hermansen [post@sirihermansen.com]
*Bianca Hester [facebook]
*Matt Hinkley [hinkley.matt@gmail.com]
Roni Horn [?]
*Sasha Huber [sasha@sashahuber.com]

K

Agnieszka Kalinowska [rep by BWA Warszawa: bwawarszawa@gmail.com]
*Mikhail Karikis [mail@mikhailkarikis.com]
*Tamás Kaszás
*Deborah Kelly
Eva Koch [ek@evakoch.net]
Ignas Krunglevicius [twitter]

L

Jim Lambie
*Sonia Leber and David Chesworth [wax@waxsm.com.au]
Gabriel Lester [twitter // lester@gabriellester.com]
Norman Leto [facebook]
Zilla Leutenegger
Victoria Pihl Lind [?]
Ann Lislegaard [info@lislegaard.com]
Liu Bingye and Zhang Wenhua [?]
Marko Lulić [marko.lulic@chello.at]

M

*Ross Manning [rossfmanning@hotmail.com]
Renzo Martens
*Daniel McKewen [twitter // d.mckewen@gmail.com]
*Angelica Mesiti [angelica.mesiti@gmail.com]
Laurent Montaron [rep by Schleicher Lange: info@schleicherlange.com]
TV Moore [timothyvernonmoore@gmail.com]
*Callum Morton [rep by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery: oxley9@roslynoxley9.com]

N

Susan Norrie [Norrie sits on the Board of MCA: nicole.trian@mca.com.au (media & public relations)]

O

*Ahmet Öğüt
Mel O’Callaghan [contact@melocallaghan.com]

P

Tinka Pittoors [info@tinkapittoors.com]
Mathias Poledna [rep by Galerie Meyer Kainer: info@meyerkainer.com]
*Agnieszka Polska

R

Randi & Katrine
Augustin Rebetez and Noé Cauderay
Pipilotti Rist
Ugo Rondinone [rep by Sadie Coles: info@sadiecoles.com]
Maxime Rossi [maximerossi@gmail.com]
*Eva Rothschild [rep by 303 Gallery: info@303gallery.com]
*Emily Roysdon [twitter // roysdon@gmail.com]

S

Yhonnie Scarce [twitter]
Wael Shawky [rep by Sfeir-Semler Gallery: galerie@sfeir-semler.com/beirut@sfeir-semler.com]
Ann-Sofi Sidén and Jonathan Bepler [facebook]
*Charlie Sofo [twitter]
Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger [gjpeng@bluewin.ch]
John Stezaker [rep by Richard Gray Gallery: info@richardgraygallery.com]
Christine Streuli [rep by Galerie Rupert Pfab: mail@galerie-pfab.com]
Taca Sui
*Corin Sworn [rep by Zeiher Smith:info@ziehersmith.com]

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*Shannon Te Ao [twitter]
Anna Tuori [anna.tuori@welho.com]

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*Sara van der Heide [mail@saravanderheide.nl]
Nicoline van Harskamp [mail@vanharskamp.net]
Ulla Von Brandenburg [rep by Pilar Corrias // facebook]

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*Emily Wardill [rep by Jonathan Viner: info@jonathanvinergallery.com]
*Tori Wrånes

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Zhao Zhao [rep by Alexander Ochs Galleries: info@alexanderochs-galleries.de]

[NB. The following artistse signed the Open Letter to the Board of the Sydney Biennale From Participating Artists: Meriç Algün Ringborg, James Angus, Sol Archer, Benjamin Armstrong, Rosa Barba, Yael Bartana, Martin Boyce, Eglė Budvytytė, Libia Castro, David Chesworth, Nathan Coley, Gabrielle de Vietri, Mikala Dwyer, Krisztina Erdei, Søren Thilo Funder, Bodil Furu, Nathan Gray, Joseph Griffiths, Ane Hjort Guttu, Hadley+Maxwell, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Siri Hermansen, Bianca Hester, Matt Hinkley, Sasha Huber, Annette Stav Johanssen (Fine Art Union), Mikhail Karikis, Tamas Kaszas, Deborah Kelly, Sonia Leber, Ross Manning, Daniel McKewen, Angelica Mesiti, Callum Morton, Ahmet Öğüt, Ólafur Ólafsson, Agnieszka Polska, Eva Rothschild, Emily Roysdon, Charlie Sofo, Corin Sworn, Shannon Te Ao, Sara van der Heide, Emily Wardill, Synnøve G. Wetten (Fine Art Union), Tori Wrånes.]

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