Curators to join first Aboriginal solo show at Venice Biennale

Australian Pavilion, Venice. Credit: John Gollings. Image courtesy Australia Council for the Arts.

Two NSW curators have been awarded a professional development opportunity to support the exhibition of the celebrated artist Tracey Moffatt at the 57th Venice Biennale 2017.

Sarah Gürich, curator at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, will take up the position of Exhibition Team Leader, while Emily McDaniel, a former assistant curator at the Art Gallery of NSW, will work in the role of Aboriginal Emerging Curator.

Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the two positions, jointly supported by Arts NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts, will assist in the management and curatorial support of Ms Moffatt’s exhibition in Venice next May.

“Tracey Moffatt is the first solo Indigenous artist to represent Australia in Venice and this is an exciting research, networking and learning opportunity for two curators, working beside her at the world’s largest and most prestigious showcase of international art,” Mr Grant said.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Leslie Williams said the two curators will benefit by engaging with a wide range of contemporary art practice and potential new projects and collaborations overseas.

“Wiradjuri woman Emily McDaniel last year curated the first public art commission for the Barangaroo precinct and has held a range of public program and education roles,” Mrs Williams said.

“Sarah Gürich has over 11 years at Bathurst Gallery delivered an impressive range of exhibitions and before that as exhibitions manager at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. I wish them both well in Venice.”

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Published: 16 December 2016