We’re delighted to share the news of two new staff appointments at the Sydney Review of Books. From 1 July Andrew Brooks and Alice Desmond will start working with our team at the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University.
Andrew Brooks is the new Deputy Editor of the SRB. This is a new role and will vitally expand our editorial capacity. We have a suite of exciting projects on the horizon, and Andrew will be closely involved in developing and delivering them. Andrew brings tremendous experience from across the cultural sector to the SRB: he is an artist, writer, researcher, and teacher whose work takes the form of installations, videos, texts, sound recordings and objects. His work is interested in the regulation and mediation of bodies, systems of power and discipline, infrastructure and labour, and histories of resistance and survival. Recent writing has appeared in Slug, Running Dog, The Lifted Brow, Discipline Journal, Westspace Journal and Un Magazine. His work has been presented at Artspace, MADA Gallery, Liquid Architecture, Firstdraft, Alaska Projects, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. He is one half of the critical art collective Snack Syndicate and co-curates the occasional reading series Morsel.
Alice Desmond will step into another new position, the SRB Digital Communications Officer. In this role she will be responsible for the digital production of the SRB. She will spearhead the development of a new website for the journal and help us bring our growing archive of essays, reviews and interviews to new audiences. Alice is a digital producer, curator and writer. She has worked in various roles in cultural organisations, including curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Australia and Kaldor Public Art Projects. She was also Digital Coordinator for the National Museum of Australia’s Defining Moments project.