Andrea Eckersley is a Lecturer in Fashion Design, at RMIT University. She completed a PhD in Fine Arts (Painting) at Monash University whilst also chasing around two little boys. Primarily interested in the way the body interacts with abstract shapes, Andrea’s work investigates the material aspects of painting with a particular focus on its surface. She has recently contributed a chapter on painting for the upcoming book Practising with Deleuze: design, dance, art, writing, philosophy. Andrea is the art editor at the Deleuze Studies Journal and has exhibited at Anna Pappas Gallery, Sarah Scout Presents, Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces, Nellie Castan Gallery, Craft Victoria, c3 and West Space in Melbourne.