Brown Council is an artist.

Brown Council is a Sydney based performance/video art collaboration consisting of four artists – Frances Barrett, Kate Blackmore, Kelly Doley and Diana Smith. Brown Council’s practice explores the intersections between visual culture, performance art and theatre. Brown Council reclaim, embody and dissect images, sounds and actions from the screen, art history and theatre to interrogate how it is that we should perform. Since meeting at the College of Fine Arts in 2005 Brown Council have devised and performed in a range of spaces including: Performance Space, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Pact Theatre, This is Not Art Festival, Parramatta Artist Studios, Australian Centre for Photography, Blacktown Regional Arts Centre, MOP projects and Firstdraft Gallery. Their most significant performance to date, Six Minute Soul Mate premiered at the 2008 Next Wave Festival. It was subsequently produced by Vitalstatistix Theatre for the 2009 Adelaide Fringe Festival and won Best Theatre Production and was a finalist for Best Performance.

A Comedy was developed with the assistance of Bundanon Trust Residency, Incubator Residency at NORPA, Lismore, Vital Statistix Theatre, Adelaide, One Month in the Country at Hot House Theatre, Albury (2010), the Nextwave Kickstart Program (2009), Quarterbred, Sydney (2009)