Leading art curators from the NT and across the country will converge in Katherine on Saturday, July 7.
The forum of curators will consider the current state of curatorial practice in the NT.
In July, the SPARK program presents the SPARK NT Symposium – Curatorial practice unpacked.
This free event hosted together with the Godinyamin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, responds to an identified need for curatorial pathways in the NT.
The Saturday program will cover a wide range of topics including the role of the curator as a ‘go-between’, working collaboratively, curatorial careers and case studies of major exhibitions.
Guest presenters include curators Margie West, Dr Cath Bowdler, Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, Jessica Clark, Bobby West Tjupurrula, Luke Scholes and Dr Wendy Garden.
The symposium will close with an evening performance of White Cockatoo by the Djilpin Dancers of Beswick.
A further component of the symposium is a full day program on Friday, July 6 reserved for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts workers exploring exhibition development, conservation and curatorial practice.
Artback NT has also announced Darwin-based artist, educator and curator Sarah Pirrie as the 2018 SPARK NT Curator.
As SPARK NT Curator, Pirrie will be awarded a $10,000 development budget and $10,000 curatorial fee to initiate and deliver the exhibition We are: We eat.
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