Education

 

Master of Art Curatorship  (H1)

University of Melbourne

2004 - 2006

 

Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours in Art History and Philosophy)

University of Liverpool  (UK)

2000 - 2003

 
Professional Experience

 

Curator and Exhibitions Manager 

Linden New Art

2017 - present

  • Strategically planning the gallery's exhibitions program of exhibitions of new work by leading mid-career Australian artists and art prizes.

  • Working in close collaboration with artists to produce new work

  • Managing the logistics and scheduling of installations across seven gallery spaces

  • Writing catalogue essays and all exhibition wall text

  • Presenting curator talks and artist talks

  • Contributing to funding applications 

Senior Curator & Collection Manager / Special Projects Curator

Jewish Museum of Australia

2017 - 2018

  • Strategically planned and managed the exhibitions program including permanent, temporary and international touring exhibitions (up to ten exhibitions per year across five spaces)

  • Developed and managed the annual curatorial budget

  • Managed a team of curators, registration staff and volunteers

  • Managed a collection of 20,000 objects and artworks including incoming and outgoing loans, conservation, storage, cataloguing and database maintenance

  • Managed the development and implementation of IMu

Major Exhibition Projects:

Love & Legacy

Produced in collaboration with Multicultural Museums Australia, this award-winning exhibition celebrated Melbourne's Jewish grandmothers.

  • Researched the Museum's collection to identify suitable objects, photographs and documents

  • Sourced objects and documents from the community

  • Commissioned a photographer to produce a series of portraits 

  • Produced a 45 minute documentary film including interviews with 10 grandmothers

  • Designed and installed the exhibition 

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait 

An international touring exhibition from the Jewish Museum, London

  • Managed the re-design and installation of the exhibition

  • Managed the budget, contractual agreements, freight, insurance, customs, couriers, conservation requirements, condition reporting, risk assessments and copyright restrictions.

 

Senior Curator, The Dax Centre

2014 - 2015

 

  • Planned and delivered the onsite and touring exhibitions program

  • Managed a collection of 16,000 artworks 

  • Responsible for all storage, display, conservation, registration, acquisitions and research

  • Managed image and artwork loans (incoming and outgoing)

  • Trained and managed the curatorial team (staff and interns)

  • Presented to student groups (secondary and tertiary) as part of the education program

  • Wrote funding applications

 

Co-curator, The Gallipoli Project, City of Melbourne

2014 - 2015

 

  • Developed the exhibition concept and an immersive and interactive exhibition design

  • Initiated and organised the commission of local, interstate and international artists

  • Delivered an accompanying program of events

  • Ensured community engagement through a targeted marketing and publicity campaign

 

Exhibitions Manager, The Dax Centre

2011 - 2014

 

  • Planned and delivered the onsite exhibitions program

  • Initiated and delivered the regional, interstate and international touring exhibitions program

  • Curated one major exhibition and up to three conference/ event based exhibitions per year

  • Trained and managed the exhibitions unit (staff and interns)

  • Managed the exhibitions budget and wrote funding applications

  • Presented at conferences, symposia and professional development events

  • Reported to the Director, Exhibitions Advisory Committee and the Board

 

Senior Gallery Officer, red gallery

2013 - 2014  

 

  • Liaised with artists and clients

  • Assisted artists with installation / de-installation

  • Processed exhibition proposals

  • Wrote media releases and developed communications content

  • Managed the sales and contact databases

 

Curatorial Officer, The Dax Centre

2006 - 2010

 

  • Curated and installed exhibitions

  • Carried out detailed condition reports for artworks before and after touring

  • Framed artworks (Fini frames)

  • Catalogued newly acquired works (up to 2000 works per year)

  • Trained and coordinated volunteers and interns 

 

Gallery Assistant, Metro Gallery

2007 - 2008

 

 

Public Programs Officer and Curatorial Internship, 
The Ian Potter Museum of Art

2004 - 2006

 

Boards and Committees

Acquisitions Advisory Committee, The Dax Centre

2020 - present

Board Member, SEVENTH Gallery

2016 - 2017

Independent Exhibitions

Media Hype, c3 Contemporary Art Space, 1-27 February 2017

Stano Murin: The Secret Life of John Culver, red gallery, 4 – 21 September 2013

http://redgallery.com.au/4-september-21-september-stano-murin-the-secret-life-of-john-culver/

 

Drawing as Becoming: Recent Works by Kristina Hanson, Gasworks Arts Park, 11 - 23 December 2012

www.kristinahanson.weebly.com/curatorial-essay.html

Selected Publications

 

Catalogue essays, published by Linden New Art:

Kate Beynon: The Shapeshifter’s Hour [co-authored with Kate Beynon], 2022

Honor Freeman: Ebb, 2022

Cyrus Tang: Time Fell Asleep in the Evening Rain, 2022

Anna Hoyle: Your choc-mint pelvik floor is so boring, 2021

Natasha Bieniek: Halcyon, 2021

Troy Emery: Sonder, 2021

Ash Keating: Duality, 2021

Jacqui Stockdale: The Long Shot, 2020

Brodie Ellis: Heavy Launch, 2019

Lucreccia Quintanilla: A Ripple and an Echo, 2019

Natalie Ryan: Imaging the Dead, 2018

Nicole Newman: Genaivisheh Shtiklech (Tricky Pieces), 2017

 

Troy Emery: Unraveling, Martin Browne Contemporary, 2021

Web-ready! Digitising the Collection at the Jewish Museum of Australia, INSITE Magazine, Museums Australia Victoria, 2017

Gelibolu A Turkish Australian Perspective on Gallipoli, City of Melbourne, 2015

Protection and Exposure: Exhibiting Artworks from the Cunningham Dax Collection, INSITE Magazine, Museums Australia Victoria, 2014

Evidence: Recent Works by Robyn Base [Catalogue essay], Melbourne Art Fair, August 2014

 

Richard Knafelc: Transformations, [Catalogue essay], red gallery, April 2014

The Door in the Dark, The Door in the Dark: Selected Works from the Cunningham Dax Collection, RMIT Gallery, 2013

 

From Acquisition to Exhibition: the Ethical Challenges of the Margaret Ericksen Collection, The Emotional World of Children, The Dax Centre, 2013

 

The Art of Self-Portraiture, Hide and Seek, The Dax Centre, 2012

 

Selected Papers and Presentations

 

Industry Conversation Series, panel Q&A, University of Melbourne, 2020​

 

Embodied: Externalising the Mind through Art

SmartBar, Melbourne Museum, 2012 and 2014

The Psychology of Portraiture

Collaborative Symposium between the National Portrait Gallery, the Ian Potter Museum of Art, and The Dax Centre, 2012

 

Communities of Memory

OHAA Biennial National Conference, 2011

Skills

 

Current Driver's Licence

Current Working with Children Check

 

Microsoft Office

Photoshop

InDesign

EMu / IMu

Filemaker

Web Design

 

 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present