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Curatorial Opportunity

WE’RE LOOKING FOR OUR NEXT FIRST NATIONS CURATOR!

IN_SITE is your chance to curate an exhibition for Nexus Arts Gallery, featuring works from Flinders University Museum of Art’s extraordinary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection.  

This opportunity includes a $3,000 curator’s fee; a flexible research residency at FUMA; and a curatorial allowance to enable you to commission cross-disciplinary work responding to your exhibition.

Throughout the project you will be supported to develop and refine your vision by a team of dedicated professionals from both Nexus Arts and FUMA. If you have any questions about this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you: [email protected] or 8212 4276 (10-4pm Tuesday to Friday).

More information about the FUMA collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art can be found here https://www.flinders.edu.au/museum-of-art/collections

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please send us a one-page statement outlining why you would like this opportunity, a brief CV and up to three pieces of support material (such as letters of support, past work, or a project idea or curatorial statement).

Deadline: 5pm Monday 2 August.

Curators must be available to undertake research between August 2021 – December 2021, with work to produce the exhibition taking place through to March 2022. Please note that this work is able to be undertaken flexibly, and regional and remote applicants are welcome to apply.

The exhibition will be presented at Nexus Arts Gallery, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide and online in April 2022.

Flinders University Museum of Art’s Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Collection

Nexus Arts is a leader in intercultural artistic practice. Nexus presents contemporary art of the highest quality, celebrating and promoting artists from culturally diverse and First Nations backgrounds. We are the only contemporary arts organisation in South Australia with this focus, and have been throughout our more than 35-year history. We create authentic opportunities for artists from different backgrounds to connect, intersect and collaborate, and to explore the notion of interculturalism in Australian arts. We strive to foster excellence in contemporary arts by supporting culturally diverse and First Nations artists with development programs and presentation opportunities.

In 2020, Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Italian writer and artist, Dominic Guerrera presented his incredibly successful exhibition, circles to us, at Nexus Arts Gallery. His work was the result of a curatorial opportunity offered for the first time by Nexus Arts in partnership with FUMA. Thanks to support from Arts South Australia’s ATSI Strategy, we are thrilled to be able to continue this project for the next two years.

An archived version of circles to us is still available for you to explore: https://www.nexusartsgallery.com/circles-to-us/

Visit our current and past exhibitions online for further inspiration today: www.nexusartsgallery.com