Artbank’s Emerging Curators Program

Three emerging curators have been selected to curate two new exhibitions in 2019 and 2020 for Artbank as part of the Emerging Curator program. The recipients of this program are Sophia Cai, Sabrina Baker and Anja Loughead whose exbitions will examine themes of love, labour and the workforce, drawn from Artbank’s contemporary art collection. Sophia Cai is a Melbourne-based independent curator with a particular interest in Asian art history, feminist methodologies and community-based practices, and is developing the exhibition The Four Letter Word for Artbank’s Sydney premises. Sabrina Baker and Anja Loughhead are a collaborative team based in Melbourne and the Canberra. Their new exhibition, which will examine the concept of labour, will open at Artbank’s Sydney premises in early 2020.

“It will be a fantastic opportunity to work with Artbank – one of Australia’s largest collections of contemporary Australian art. There are so many incredible works which really unpack the idea of labour and the link between success and failure,” says Baker.

Artbank’s Emerging Curator program began in 2018 and offers a platform for early career curators to gain experience within a professional institutional environment. The previous recipients are Eleanor Scicchitano and Talia Smith. Applications for the next round will open in 2020 for exhibitions in 2021.


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