The Foyer Gallery Curator is part of Carclew’s Residency Program that provides artists with the chance to reside in a space where they can develop their artform, gain industry support and access opportunities to expand their professional networks. We also offer two Artist in Residence.
The Foyer Gallery Curator position is suitable for emerging arts professionals who are seeking mentoring and further experience in the curation and management of visual arts exhibitions.
The exhibitions aim to profile the work of South Australia’s young and emerging visual artists, and applicants for the Curator position should therefore have a good knowledge of the local contemporary visual arts arena. The curator is responsible for the artwork selection, coordination and smooth delivery of six exhibitions over a one-year period.
Carclew's 2017 Foyer Gallery Curator is Olivia Kubiak.
Olivia has completed her Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) at the University of Adelaide, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Art History, and a Bachelor of Media.
Olivia has a strong interest in European and Australian art history and does much independent research on the establishment and reshaping of cultural institutions and curatorial practice in post-Communist Europe. As well as this, she has strong passion for contemporary art practice, and hopes to build her career working with contemporary artists. She is particularly interested in street art and political art.
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Ingrid is a graduate from the University of Adelaide with degrees in Media and International Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Art History. She has had an eclectic range of experiences including having volunteered in Front of House, The Studio and START programs at the Art Gallery of South Australia, been a founding member and Events Coordinator of the Adelaide University Art History Club, and a producer for Radio Adelaide's Breakfast and Arts Breakfast programs. She has undertaken internships with a local arts publicist, the news division at ABC Adelaide, and at Radio Adelaide where she undertook research examining how the arts are reported across Adelaide's news media. Ingrid is passionate about making art and ideas accessible through public programs.
Lauren recently graduated with a Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) at the University of Adelaide. She has spent the past 12 months living in the state’s South East where she has volunteered as a curatorial assistant at Mt Gambier’s Riddoch Art Gallery. Lauren has undertaken a curatorial internship at the Art Gallery of South Australia, as well as an arts administration internship at Guildhouse. As a founding member of the art theory group Green Rat Collective, Lauren was a co-curator for the exhibition Blood, Sweat and Theory held at Seedling Art Space during the 2012 Adelaide Fringe.
Caitlin is an emerging curator and arts writer, recently completing a Master of Arts (Studies in Art History) and a Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) at the University of Adelaide. Caitlin undertook a month-long internship at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and has volunteered at the Art Gallery of South Australia. In 2013, Caitlin guest curated her first exhibition Mentor/Mentored, at Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design as part of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival. She is currently working on the development of the inaugural Grid Festival as an assistant curator and volunteer coordinator.
Craig Robert Middleton
Craig is an emerging curator and museum worker. He holds two undergraduate degrees in International Studies and Liberal Arts (Italian language) from the University of Adelaide. During 2010 Craig lived in Rome for seven months and studied at one of Italy’s top universities. It was in Rome that his passion for history, culture and art was cultivated. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Craig undertook a Master of Museum Studies degree with Macquarie University from which he graduated in September 2013. A combination of employment at the National Motor Museum and various professional placements at the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia has been his chief focus. Upon completion of his internship with the Art Gallery, Craig has remained engaged in a voluntary capacity to assist in the development of the Gallery’s 2014 retrospective exhibition, Dorrit Black.
Jemimah Davis is an emerging visual artist and curator. She recently completed a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours at Adelaide Central School of Art. Since graduating from ACSA, Jemimah was selected to exhibit in the 2012 Helpmann Graduate Exhibition and was an Artist in Residence at Mercedes College. Jemimah currently works at the Urban Cow Studio curating monthly exhibitions in the gallery space showcasing South Australian artists across a wide variety of mediums. Her role at Urban Cow also requires the ongoing support, encouragement and communication with over 200 local artists who regularly provide art works to the studio on consignment. Jemimah hopes to pursue a career within the arts, both as an artist and as someone who is committed to and engaged with the arts community and industry.
Serena Wong grew up in regional and remote areas of Queensland before moving to Brisbane to study a Bachelor of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology. For three years she toiled through a range of subjects before graduating in 2008 with a Distinction. After completing her degree, Serena departed Australia and spent a year travelling and working in the United States. In 2011 she moved to Adelaide to study a double degree of Master of Arts (Art History) and Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum studies) at the University of Adelaide. 2013 marks the beginning of Serena’s third year in Adelaide and the first year of turning her dreams into a career.
Adele is an emerging arts writer, curator and theorist. She has recently completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in History and Theory at the South Australian School of Art. In 2011 she exhibited extensively as an artist as well as curating META, an exhibition at Paper String Plastic Gallery. She is a founding member of the Green Rat Collective, a group that aims to place arts writing at the forefront of artistic practice. Through the Green Rat she runs a critical Reading Group, forming a dialogue about contemporary art, research and theory in Adelaide. Adele is a member of Peer Studios.