Melissa McGrath is a curator, writer, collaborator and educator from Western Australia, currently based in Adelaide. Through her creative practice she explores the development and dissemination of understandings, focusing on printed matter, exhibition making, hosting and public dialogue as vehicles for collection, learning, political and social agency. She has curated projects and exhibited in public spaces and artist-run initiatives across Australia, and runs Reception Project Space, a domestic ARI from the front room of her house. Melissa is presently Manager, Arts Programs at Carclew, the peak body for youth arts in South Australia; previously Education Programs Curator at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. She has interned at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice, The Nasher Sculpture Center Dallas, the Fremantle Arts Centre and participated in the Australia Council for the Arts’ 2017 Venice Biennale Professional Development Program.