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Running Dog
– Ficto-criticism by Jacqui Shelton

Image is colourful television static with pink, black and purple bleeding into one another


Campbelltown Arts Centre has partnered with Sydney-based online arts platform Running Dog to commission five written pieces that respond to the themes of the BLEED lead projects. As independent creative investigations into the rich conceptual ideas behind the artist works, these Echo responses bring new perspectives to the BLEED primary program.

Artist and academic Jacqui Shelton will write a ficto-criticism piece responding to the themes of Angela Goh and Su Yu Hsin’s Paeonia Drive.

Premiere status

World Premiere

Presented by

  • Presented by Campbelltown Arts Centre as part of BLEED 2020.

Artistic Credits

  • Writer: Jacqui Shelton

Supported by

  • BLEED is supported by Campbelltown City Council through Campbelltown Arts Centre and City of Melbourne through Arts House.


From 4 August
Duration: 5 min reading time




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Running Dog

Running Dog is an online arts platform based in Sydney that pushes experimentation, playfulness and rigour in contemporary arts writing. Running Dog seeks to privilege nuance and contemplation in debate and is committed to covering the work of emerging and established artists through circulating regular content about artist run spaces, collectives, commercial galleries, institutions, one-off events and festivals.

Jacqui Shelton

Jacqui Shelton is an artist, film-maker and photographer who holds a PhD from Monash University and is a sessional lecturer at Monash University and RMIT University. She has exhibited throughout Australia, including presenting exhibitions and performance works at Gertrude Contemporary, West Space, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Tarrawarra Museum, MADA Faculty Gallery, Metro Arts, Screen Space, and with Channels Festival and Liquid Architecture. She has been nominated as a finalist in the Incinerator Art Prize (2019), Darebin Art Prize (2019), John Fries Award (2014), the NAB Private Wealth Emerging Artist Award (2014), and was artist in residence at Arts House, Melbourne, NARS Studio Residency, New York, Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, Bogong (VIC), and Testing Grounds, Melbourne.

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