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Frances Djulibing, Yukuwa feather string yam vine, 2013

Frances Djulibing, Yukuwa feather string yam vine, 2013

Turn Turn Turn launch at National Art School, 2015

Turn Turn Turn launch at National Art School, 2015

We are delighted to announce that Glenn Barkley has now become a registered valuer for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. His area of expertise includes Australian and NZ art, art archives, documentation, ephemera, textiles, ceramics, glassware, fibre items, new media, time-based and digital art; Indigenous prints, drawing, textiles, paintings and sculptures, ceramics, glassware, fibre items, new media, digital and time-based art after 1970 and European and American printmaking and artist-books after 1950.

Glenn Barkley's String Theoryan MCA touring exhibition that explores expanded notions of textiles and craft-based traditions, is currently showing at Wollongong Art Gallery. The exhibition presents artworks from sculpture to photography, painting to video, and will be open until August 30.

An amazing turn out to celebrate the opening night of TURN TURN TURN: The studio ceramics tradition at the National Art Schoolcurated by Glenn Barkley. It was incredible to see generations of the NAS community in one room, from Peter Rushforth who established the Ceramics Department to the current students.
See more opening night images.


Holly Williams returned from the Vessel/MADA International Curatorial Retreat in Bari, Italy via an extended trip to New York, Philadelphia, Venice and London where she met with many wonderful artists and curators and is on the away to securing an exhibition in NYC in 2017.


May 2015

Chris de Rosa, Artificial Kingdom, 2013

Chris de Rosa, Artificial Kingdom, 2013

TCD have been commissioned by Regional Arts Australia to curate their national showcase in Canberra. Right Here Now features a great selection of artists from across our wide brown land including Chayni Henry, Chris de Rosa, Raymond Arnold, Sandra Hill and many others.
 


Building on its success in 2013, the international art fair Sydney Contemporary returns to Carriageworks in September and The Curators’ Department has been invited to curate this year’s Installation Contemporary component, which needless to say, we are pretty excited about.
 


april 2015

John R Walker's studio, Braidwood, 2015

John R Walker's studio, Braidwood, 2015

McLean Edwards, LA Story #2, 2012. Oil on canvas

McLean Edwards, LA Story #2, 2012. Oil on canvas

The Curators’ Department hit the road to Kandos for the Cementa festival where Issue 27 of experimental art journal Runway, guest edited by Glenn Barkley on the theme of ‘Outside,’ was launched.





 

Later in April we also visited John R. Walker's studio in Braidwood, in preparation for his upcoming show Here I give thanks at Drill Hall Gallery, and Goulburn Regional Art Gallery to chat about another of our upcoming shows The Daylight Moon: Rosalie Gascoigne and Lake George.


We are thrilled to be collaborating with Sydney-based painter McLean Edwards in the production of a major monograph of his work. The publication will include a central text by Glenn Barkley and a comprehensive selection of reproductions of the artist's paintings and drawings from past and present. The book will be available in February 2016.


march 2015

Art Month launch, National Art School, 2015

Art Month launch, National Art School, 2015

Enrique Ježik's studio in Mexico City, 2015

Enrique Ježik's studio in Mexico City, 2015

With Glenn as Artistic Director, this year’s hugely successful festival Art Month Sydney featured more than 300 exhibitions & events over 200 artists in 100 galleries with over 95,000 visitors. Some of the many highlights included Art at Night events, Collectors’ Space exhibition, artist led tours and Buy Art and Artcycle tours. 
 


Ivan Muñiz Reed traveled to Mexico City where he had the opportunity to visit the studios of artists such as Enrique Ježik and Lorena Wolffer as well as curator/artist Guillermo Santamarina from Museo Carrillo Hill. He was well accompanied by colleagues Susan Gibb (Associate Curator) and Frederique Bergholtz (Director) from 'If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution', an initiative specialising in performance and performativity in contemporary art.

 


february 2015

TCD launch at The Commercial, 2015

TCD launch at The Commercial, 2015

The Curators' Department has officially launchedA massive thank you to all our friends and colleagues who joined us at The Commercial for the kick-off. We are humbled by all the expressions of support and well wishes. Looking forward to a busy year full of exciting projects and we're thrilled to be able to share them through our website and social media channels. Look us up on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!