zin is the artist partnership of Harriet Gillies and Roslyn Helper. Formed in 2011, zin’s work focuses on the power of experience by combining immersive, visceral and hybrid-art elements. Through their work they are interested in developing methodologies and concepts that deal with the public sphere, immaterial performance modes, large-scale execution, site specificity, audience immersion and activation. zin continuously redefine the audience-artist relationship by creating generative environments that encourage new ways of thinking and interacting. Gillies attained a Graduate Diploma of Performing Arts (Directing) at NIDA and Helper completed her Masters in Arts Politics at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.


2017 (upcoming)

Glitterbox, Sydney Festival

The Internet is Where Innocence Goes to Die and You Can Come Too
– Pact Centre for Performing Arts
– New Zealand Fringe Festival



The Internet is Where Innocence Goes to Die and You Can Come Too, Melbourne Fringe Festival



Each Other, LiveWorks Festival, Performance Space

Kaldor Public Art Projects – Project 30 – Marina Abramović: In Residence

Alphabetical Sydney creative development, ATYP

Karaoke For Wankers, Firstdraft Gallery

I’ll Have What She’s Having, PACT Centre for Performing Arts



Really Professional residency + exhibition, Underbelly Arts and Brand X

Make The Call, Festival of Live Art (FoLA)

Take A Shot, Sydney Festival Parramatta Opening Party



Make the Call + zin’s Party Mode, The Rocks Village Bizarre

The Dictator’s Ball, Tiny Stadiums Festival

zin’s Party Mode, Underbelly Arts Lab and Festival

Make The Call, City of Darwin’s National Youth Week Festival


Residencies, Grants and Awards

2016, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Best Live Art Award

2016, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Touring Award

2015, Resident artists at Kaldor Public Art Projects – Project 30 – Marina Abramović

2012,  Australia Council for the Arts, JUMP mentorship grant