Published 01 September 2018
Coby Edgar interviews Warren Roberts, CEO of YARN Australia
Published June 2018
Published 01 June 2018
Its Time : Emily Floyd
Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne
23 August - 18 October 2008
Published December 2008
In May 2008 Wagga Wagga Art Gallery's new Director Cath Bowdler curated Crossfire, an exhibition of resonating artworks from the Gallery's two major collections, the National Art Glass Collection and the Margaret Carnegie Print Collection, as a way of introducing herself to both the space and the place. Bowdler was initially inspired by the glass work Salt on Mina Mina by Dorothy Napangardi.
London-based Macedonian artist and writer Nadja Prlja compares the urban and modern 5th Berlin Biennial BB5: When Things Cast No Shadow (5 April - 15 June 2008) with Manifesta 7 (19 July - 2 November 2008) which occupied the whole arae of Trentoni in Italy. Prlja pays particular attention to the differences in the ways the projects were curated.
exit music: a lake and a stand of trees: George Popperwell
Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA)
25 July 7 September 2008
Hahndorf Academy Curator Melinda Rankin reflects on the recent work of legendary freelance curator Vivonne Thwaites who introduced Rankin to the deep levels of research, the surprises, the risks and the sheer hard work of being a curator.
Professor and artist Pat Hoffie interviewed highly creative, innovative and idiosyncratic curator Kevin Wilson, once Director of Linden, Director at Noosa Gallery where he devised The Floating Land project and most recently Program Director with the Queensland Artworkers Alliance and their ARC Biennial that opens in October 2009.
Neo Goth: Back in Black
Curator: Alison Kubler
UQ Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane
25 July - 21 September 2008
Renowned French curator Catherine David visited Auckland to judge the Walters Prize; she awarded the $50,000 prize to Peter Robinson. John Hurrell artist, curator and blogger of NZ art reviews and critical discussion site eyeCONTACT spoke to Catherine about her curating of the Lyon Biennial which touches down in late 2009, and the relationship between artists and curators.
Trace Elements: spirit and memory in Japanese and Australian photomedia curated by Bec Dean and Iida Shihoko opened at the Tokyo Opera City Gallery in July 2008 and will travel to Performance Space in Sydney in April 2009.
Artists: Philip Brophy, Jane Burton, Alex Davies, Teiji Furuhashi, Seiichi Furuya, Genevieve Grieves, Sophie Kahn, Chie Matsui, Lieko Shiga and Kazuna Taguchi
Outgoing Director of the Experimental Art Foundation Melentie Pandilovksi spills the beans on the current state of play internationally in terms of powerful independent curators moving into important positions in museums. He puts forward the prevalence of a 'new institutionalism' seeking to redefine contemporary art institutions from within. The EAF is about to release a Futures paper on this topic.
Some Material Flags, MOT Tokyo, 22 October 12 January 2009.
Artlink Executive Editor Stephanie Britton 'did' two major art fairs in our region, the first ever in Hong Kong - ART HK08 and the fifth Beijing one - CIGE (China International Gallery Exposition). She found them both fascinating and especially enjoyed the Mapping Asia and Alternative Energy sections of CIGE and the symposium organised by Asia Art Archive at HK08.