Held over four days from 26 – 29 August 2019 in Ballarat, 15 curators selected from an international open callout will interrogate their curatorial practice through a series of workshops, explorations, discussions and cultural exchanges. This free, expenses paid program (‘Forum’) will be led by eight acclaimed national and international directors and curators. Participating curators may also be eligible for the BIFB Curator Awards.
The Forum will be lead by Artistic Director of Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Germany Celina Lunsford; Artistic Director of East Wing Peggy, Dubai/Qatar Peggy Sue Amison; Curator of Modern and Contemporary Māori and Indigenous art at Te Papa the Museum of New Zealand, Megan Tamati-Quennell; Independent curator and lecturer in Photography at NYU, Florence Alessandra Capodacqua and Independent curator Djon Mundine OAM.
In Focus Portfolio Reviews – 29 August 2019
38 selected photographic artists from across the country will each meet with three curators from the Forum. Over the day they will have in-depth discussions about their practice, gain valuable critical insights into their work and further develop their professional networks. To apply for Photographic Portfolio Reviews click here.
The Awards – Announced 29 August 2019
The BIFB Curator Awards provide two participating Australian curators with a 12-month mentorship program including a wage, travel, accommodation expenses and curatorial training with leading institutions. The mentorships will culminate with curated exhibitions for the 2021 BIFB.
One award winner will travel to Fotographie Forum Frankfurt, Germany working alongside Artistic Director Celina Lunsford and the other is to be confirmed.
The entire In Focus Curators Forum is generously funded by the Ian Potter Foundation.
15 Selected Curators will each receive:
To complete the application process, you will need:
Entry Terms and Conditions
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