2018 Curatorial Intensive


Buxton Contemporary, Cnr Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Streets, Southbank VIC 3006


The 2018 Curatorial Intensive is co-presented by Public Galleries Association Victoria (PGAV), NETS (National Exhibitions Touring Support) Victoria and our education partner, The University of Melbourne.

The Curatorial Intensive brings together Victorian and interstate curators working in public institutions, Artist Run Initiative's and community spaces, and on independent projects. The program is multi-faceted and provides a platform for curators, artists, writers, academics and critics to share their experience and knowledge with one another.

This year's keynote will be co-presented by the inimitable Naomi Cass, independent curator and writer, and long-serving Director at Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP); and Gordon Morrison, who recently retired after 13 years as Director of the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The keynote will include an in-conversation, chaired by Associate Professor Alison Inglis, The University of Melbourne.

Responding to themes drawn from consultation with PGAV Members, the 2018 Curatorial Intensive will include a focus on diversity and inclusion, with parallel streams focusing on freedom of speech and politically engaged curatorial practice, including issues of risk in an institutional context; and new/experimental modes of curatorial practice, with an emphasis on independent curators and their engagement with public galleries.

The event will be rounded out by a NETS Victoria Showcase of 2019/2020 Touring Programs, Multicultural Arts Victoria Showcase and networking drinks.

Jonathan McBurnie, Alt Era Agita 2016, Ink and watercolour on paper. Jonathan McBurnie, Alt Era Agita 2016, Ink and watercolour on paper