TAYLOR MITCHELL

Taylor Mitchell writes essays and fiction. She was named runner up in the Kill Your Darlings 2022 New Critic Award.

She completed a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne in 2021. Her thesis explored how we might tell stories of endurance under capitalism without reproducing liberal narrativity. 

taylormitchellau@gmail.com

@taylormitchelll

 ESSAYS & FICTION (SELECTED) 

‘Feeling Through Blue’: fiction published in Overland and shortlisted for the Southern Cross Short Story Competition 

‘Searching for Subversion in the Summer of Scam’ for Kill Your Darlings

‘The pseudo-sustainability of speculative aesthetics’ for Overland

‘The Cruel Optimism of Main Character Energy’ for Kill Your Darlings
CURATORIAL (SELECTED)

The discomfort of everything’, 2022: screening for Dogmilk Films - Co-curator 

‘It would be a nice place’, 2022:  Environmental Film Festival Australia Exhibition (EFFA) in collaboration with SEVENTH Gallery and Australian Environments on Screen  -  Arts Program Manager

‘MAKESHIFT’, 2021: Environmental Film Festival Australia Exhibition (EFFA) in collaboration with RMIT - Arts Program Manager


‘Crisis, Reality, Ordinary’, 2020: screening for Dogmilk Films - Curator

RESEARCH PROJECTS

‘Subterranea’, 2022: expanded research project and virtual exhibition as part of Australian Environments on Screen ( in development) - Research Associate