The Mayor Project

An Artist’s Guide to Becoming Lord Mayor, HD Video, 45:00 (excerpt), 2018

In April 2018, artist Katie Sfetkidis ran for Lord Mayor of Melbourne in the Mayoral By-election. Taking an intersectional approach, Sfetkidis’ campaign placed gender, art and cultural diversity at the forefront of the electoral conversation. Throughout the campaign, Sfetkidis participated in conventional forms of campaigning and a number of artistic interventions, most notably a one day walking tour of the electorate, in which she personally carried a life-size campaign poster to each suburb of the electorate.  This series of works, brings together material generated throughout the campaign and reflects on Sfetkidis’ experience within the Australian electoral process. 

An Artist’s Guide to Becoming Lord Mayor, lecture performance, 2019