Emerging Curator Program
Carclew, in partnership with the City of Adelaide, presents the Emerging Curator Program, offering three young arts practitioners the opportunity to curate visual art projects within Council locations.
The three selected curators are:
Chiranjika (ChiChi) Grasby
Curator, emerging visual artist and tattooist Chiranjika (ChiChi) Grasby is currently completing her final year of a Bachelor of Visual Art at Adelaide Central School of Art. Having explored the intersections and experiences of mixed race individuals in contemporary Australia through a curated Urban Cow Studio exhibition, ChiChi has gone on to exhibit and curate across multiple artist-run initiatives including Sister and Garage Gallery, with a focus on highlighting marginalised identities. ChiChi recently completed an internship at the Flinders University Art Museum, and further developed her skills as co-President of the Student Exhibition Program.
Currently in her final year studying a Bachelor of Contemporary Art at the University of South Australia, Christina’s work has been selected in group exhibitions including Unwearable, Cloister Workrooms, 2018; Duck and Art on Campus, West Oak Hotel, UniSA Student Association, 2018, Side Effects 2018 and Inevitability at Carclew. Fascinated by the role of the curator bringing together different artworks and artists to explore different ideas, issues and themes, not only to enlighten, but also to educate through the celebration of visual and contemporary art, Christina is using her creative practice and exhibition experiences to guide her curation.
Jack McBride’s interest in art curation and museum studies was sparked when chosen as an exhibiting artist in the Emerging Curators program as part of the 2018 SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival. Recently announced as Carclew 2019 Curator in Residence, Jack is simultaneously developing his own visual arts practice, completing his final year of a Bachelor Degree in Contemporary Arts and working with corporate and community clients in his recently announced role as a Carclew Creative Consultant. Jack brings a depth and diversity in perspective to his emerging curatorial practice and will be showcasing multiple exhibitions throughout the Adelaide CBD as part of the programs he is involved in this year.
The curators will work closely with mentor Jill Newman (Manager - Arts in Health at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation), to curate two multidisciplinary art exhibitions over an eight-month period, within the iconic Adelaide Town Hall (1st Floor Gallery & Mankurri-api Kuu/Reconciliation Room) and contemporary 24/7 street front gallery, Art Pod.
The Emerging Curator Program will support professional pathways and provide vital practical experience by programming exhibitions.
Their first exhibition titled ‘Beyond All Disposition’ will launch on Wednesday 22nd May at 25 Pirie Street.
Their second exhibition titled, 'Intrinisc' opens Monday 5 August at Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Rd.
Read the media release here: Extraordinary local talent to be showcased in the City of Adelaide
The Emerging Curator program is delivered in partnership with the City of Adelaide.