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SPARK NT Curatorial Symposium
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SPARK NT Curatorial Symposium

6 Jul, 2018 - 7 Jul, 2018

Ever wondered what a curator actually does? Or how an exhibition comes together? Or perhaps you have an inkling that curating is something you would like to try?

This two-day symposium gathers leading curators from around the country with artists and arts practitioners to consider the current state of curatorial practice in the NT. Unpacking the role of the curator, sharing professional experiences and exploring future pathways, this symposium creates an open opportunity for exchange and dialogue among arts peers.

From the very experienced, to the emerging artist – there’s something for everyone.

Places are limited so registration is advised.

The symposium and performance are free and lunch and dinner are provided.

Day One

A day of presentations and workshops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts workers to learn about exhibition development and curating. Topics covered include – collections and keeping places, conservation and caring for objects, curating to tell a story and installation techniques and methods.

*Please note, attendance to day one of the Symposium is reserved for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts practitioners.


Day One Program


To register for Day One please contact

(08) 8972 3751 or projects@gyracc.org.au


Day Two

An open day of presentations, Q&A sessions and panel discussions, providing unique insights into the curatorial work of leading and emerging practitioners in the field. Topics covered include – the role of the curator as a ‘go-between’, working collaboratively, curatorial careers, as well as case studies of major exhibitions. This is an unprecedented opportunity in the Northern Territory to engage in conversation about exhibitions and the arts with experts from around Australia. The symposium will close with a performance of White Cockatoo by the Djilpin Dancers of Beswick.


Day Two Program


To register for Day Two please contact

(08) 8953 5941 or art@artbacknt.com.au


6 Jul, 2018
7 Jul, 2018
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Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre
LOT 3238 Stuart Hwy
Katherine East, Northern Territory 0850 Australia
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