Portrait of Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Sutherland is a Queer PLHIV writer and performance-maker creating work between Boorloo, Western Australia and Singapore. He holds a BA (First Class) Hons in Acting from LASALLE College of the Arts (Goldsmiths University), and his work draws upon embodied and collaborative practices, intercultural and Queer critical theories, and the instability of identity, pop culture and the autobiographical self. 

As a performance-maker, he has twice been awarded West Australia’s Blaz Award for New Writing and makes up one half of independent theatre outfit Squid Vicious. His recent performance works include 30 Day Free TrialPoorly Drawn SharkUnveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes and a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be, which was commissioned by Singapore’s Intercultural Theatre Institute in 2019.

As a poet, he was awarded Overland’s Fair Australia Poetry Prize 2017 and his poetry, fiction and non-fiction can be found in a raft of national and international literary journals and anthologies, including CorditeWesterlyVerity LaFrom Whispers to RoarsCrab FatScum Mag, Bosie and Margaret River Press’ We’ll Stand in That Place, having been shortlisted for their 2019 Short Story Prize.

He is grateful to reside on Whadjuk Noongar boodja. 

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