Ned Reilly is a writer and programmer based in Walyalup (Fremantle). Since finishing studies in art and art history at UWA in 2017, he has written texts for exhibition catalogues at SEVENTH Gallery and Toy Returns, and a commissioned essay for Art+Australia. His art writing has tended to veer away from the interpretive and the descriptive - favouring fabulation and discussion of theories in oblique relation to the works at hand. Exhibitions are taken as points of inflection or sources of encounters that trigger the strange. He is currently pursuing strategies that remain faithful to their subject matter while aspiring to the storytelling style of Donna Haraways’s ‘String Figures’.
Ned is a member of the 2021 Perth Festival Arts Writing Group.