I am a curator, writer and strategist currently employed with FORM where I have worked on award winning exhibition and creative projects with a focus on place and the public realm, knowledge production, environment, social change, and community engagement.
My involvement in an Artist Run Initiative (ARI) and being part of hip hop culture during my Bachelor of Arts degree (History and English) was a pathway into the arts. Subsequently, I worked with a commercial gallery whilst completing my Master of Art History & Curatorship at the University of Sydney.
For over a decade I have been fortunate to engage and work with leading contemporary artists, designers, galleries and curators in Australia, USA and across Asia (with a focus on India) on projects that emerge from the expanded field of curatorial practice and span cultural maintenance, knowledge production, enterprise and market access, policy and advocacy, programming and strategy, creative place-making and activating the public realm.
In 2017 I was awarded an Asialink Residency supported by the Department of Culture and the Arts, Western Australia. I spent time in Singapore and Indonesia undertaking curatorial research, and will be presenting work developed during this time in 2019/20.
I am most excited by curatorial platforms that reflect place, investigate marginal voices, identity, history and the future in a multicultural context and promote cross-cultural engagement . I pursue projects with a trans-disciplinary focus which can touch and educate audiences, whilst fulfilling the creative sectors potential to transform, and strengthen communities. Storytelling and the methodology of collage influence my approach to exhibition making.
I remain committed to working in the framework of socially engaged processes with Indigenous communities in remote and regional Australia where I have lived and worked for over a decade. I am equally passionate about brokering cultural exchanges and partnerships as is reflected in my work with artists and artisans from India, as well as Singapore, and Indonesia.
My curatorial practice responds to place and combines community development, knowledge production, ecology, heritage, and history. In developing exhibitions I work closely with participants, artists and other practitioners in response to context through local, relational and collaborative processes. I consider the exhibition as a communicative platform where new voices and realities can emerge; insights are produced and critical discourse is initiated about multiple issues.
I am widely published in national and international publications; I have also been part of the Art Working Group Peer for the New Museum Project (WA), and invited to participate in programs such as the Australia Council's CIAF Collectors and Curators Program, and Independent Curator's International 'Considering Publics and Contexts' Curatorial Intensive, New York City.
I have recently initiated a new blog focused on Australasia you can read it here.