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Liquid Architecture appoints Co-Directors, new board member joins STCSA and more.
Liquid Architecture

Melbourne-based organisation Liquid Architecture has announced the appointment of Kristi Monfries and Dr Lucreccia Quintanilla to the role of Co-Directors; the pair will commence in their roles on Monday 14 November 2022.

Kristi Monfries is a Javanese Australian arts producer, researcher and project curator with a deep understanding and committed engagement in contemporary arts practice. In collaboration with colleagues in Indonesia and Australia she runs Volcanic Winds, an arts organisation based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Over the last decade she has focused on how artists from the region are transforming the traditional musics of Southeast Asia into radical contemporary works for public presentation. Monfries’s passion is for supporting experimental new voices, with a special interest in Asian artists and their geographic relationship to Australia, including work created by diasporic and Asian Australian creatives.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts