Introducing 'the churchie' 2020 curator

21/02/2020

Introducing 'the churchie' 2020 curator Talia Smith.

We're thrilled to have Talia on board to curate the finalists' exhibition at the Institute of Modern Art. Talia is an artist and curator from Aotearoa New Zealand and now based in Warrang Sydney. She is of Cook Island, Samoan and NZ European heritage. ⁠

She has curated exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand including Artbank Sydney, Cement Fondu, Artspace Ideas Platform, and Papakura Art Gallery. She was Artbank’s emerging curator in 2018, Firstdraft’s emerging curator in 2017 and was a part of 4A Curatorial Intensive in 2016. Currently she is undertaking a two month curatorial residency in Frankfurt, Germany with Basis and has a forthcoming mentorship with the Director of the Singapore Photo Festival. Her writing has appeared in Art New Zealand, Art Almanac, Running Dog, among other publications and essays. Talia was the Chair of Runway Journal 2017-2018 and is currently completing her Masters of Fine Arts (Research) at UNSW.

The call for entries for 'the churchie' 2020 closes midnight Sunday 1 March. Apply now.

Talia Smith’s role as ’the churchie’ 2020 curator is generously supported by Armitstead ART Consulting and was initiated by Armitstead ART Consulting and Churchie in 2019.