About

Rebekah Pryor is a visual artist, curator and scholar, living and working on the lands of the Boonwurrung/Bunurong and Wurundjeri First Nations Peoples, in and around Melbourne, Australia. Her artistic and research practice is interdisciplinary and explores the spatial and iconic potential of the body via a range of media and scholarly disciplines, including philosophy of religion, feminist theory and theology. Her book Motherly (SCM Press, 2022), which engages the writing of Luce Irigaray and others to reimagine the maternal body in feminist theology and contemporary art, is a good example of this interdisciplinary approach. Rebekah was a finalist in The 65th Blake Prize in 2018 and, from 2015-2018, the curator of Lamppost Gallery, a space dedicated to exploring contemporary art and Christian spirituality. Rebekah has worked in teaching and research in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne for a number of years and, from 2018-2021, was a member of the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel of her local municipal council. Currently, Rebekah writes justice education resources for a large international aid and development NGO. She is also a member of the Australian Collaborators in Feminist Theologies and an Honorary Postdoctoral Associate at Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity (Australia). 

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