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Rebekah Pryor is a visual artist, curator and academic, living and working on the lands of the Boonwurrung/Bunurong and Wurundjeri First 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. Rebekah's doctoral research interacted with the writing of philosopher Luce Irigaray to investigate the link between the maternal body in domestic space and notions of the sacred. Her book, Motherly,  develops this work and will be published with SCM Press (London) in 2021. Finalist in The 65th Blake Prize in 2018 and former curator of Lamppost Gallery, a space dedicated to exploring contemporary art and Christian spirituality, Rebekah is a member of the Australian Collaborators in Feminist Theologies, and of the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel of her local municipal council. She currently works in the Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne and is an Honorary Postdoctoral Associate at Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity (Australia). 

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