PGAV Event Archive

2018 Curatorial Intensive

Jonathan McBurnie,  Alt Era Agita 2016, Ink and watercolour on paper.

2018 Curatorial Intensive

17 Oct 2018 – 31 Jan 2019

Date: 17 October 2018. THIS EVENT HAS ENDED

The 2018 Curatorial Intensive is co-presented by PGAV, NETS Victoria and our education partner, The University of Melbourne.

The Curatorial Intensive brings together Victorian and interstate curators working in public institutions, ARI’s and community spaces, and on independent projects. The program is multi-faceted and provides a platform for curators, artists, writers, academics and critics to share their experience and knowledge with one another. 

This year’s keynote will be co-presented by the inimitable Naomi Cass, independent curator and writer, and long-serving Director at Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP); and Gordon Morrison, who recently retired after 13 years as Director of the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The keynote will include an in-conversation, chaired by Associate Professor Alison Inglis, University of Melbourne. 

Responding to themes drawn from consultation with PGAV Members, the 2018 Curatorial Intensive will include a focus on diversity and inclusion, with parallel streams focusing on freedom of speech and politically engaged curatorial practice, including issues of risk in an institutional context; and new/experimental modes of curatorial practice, with an emphasis on independent curators and their engagement with public galleries. 

The event will be rounded out by a NETS Victoria Showcase of 2019/2020 Touring Programs, Multicultural Arts Victoria Showcase and networking drinks.

Angela Bailey, independent artist and curator, and President, Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives; Dr Alison Bennett, lecturer in photography, RMIT; Jessica Bridgfoot, Curator, Bendigo Art Gallery; independent artist, curator and writer Andy Butler; Emily Cormack, independent curator;  Maree Clarke, artist and Curator, Wyndham Gallery; Jacqueline Doughty, Curatorial Manager, Ian Potter Museum of Art; Léuli Eshrāghi, independent artist, curator and writer; Roslyn Helper, Director/CEO, Next Wave; Bella Hone-Saunders, independent curator; Ryan Johnston, Director, Buxton Contemporary; Talia Linz, Curator, Artspace, Sydney; Sim Luttin, Curator and Gallery Manager, Arts Project Australia; Bryony Nainby, Director, Benalla Art Gallery; Clare Needham and Kent Wilson, Co-Directors, Kyneton Contemporary Inc; Mardi Nowak, Director, NETS Victoria; Arie Rain Glorie, Program Director and Curator, Testing Grounds; artist Elvis Richardson; artist Matthew Sleeth; independent artist and writer Nat ThomasKimba Thompson, Founder and Director, Blak Dot Gallery;  independent curator Jake TreacyClaire Watson, Senior Curator, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.

Download the event program below.


When: Wednesday 17 October 2018, 10am - 5pm


Where: Buxton Contemporary, Cnr Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Streets,  Southbank VIC 3006

Prices and booking
  • PGAV Member $330* / Non-Member $440 
  • *NOTE: Independent Curators and Students are eligible to purchase PGAV Member $330 tickets.   
  • PGAV Members can also access exclusive 2018 Professional Development Program Four Session Packages. Packages cost $1122, delivering a 15% saving, and provide our Member galleries with flexibility – pick any four sessions throughout the year for one of your staff to attend! 
  • All costs are GST inclusive
  • Registrations close Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 12 noon.


Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • Registered participants that are no longer able to attend may nominate a substitute up until the starting time. Where possible, please notify the PGAV of substitutions and cancellations by email, up until Wednesday 10 October  2018 at 12 noon. 
  • Cancellations received before Wednesday 10 October  2018 at 12 noon will be refunded, less an administration fee of $55 including GST.
  • Cancellations received after Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 12 noon are not refundable.
  • Exceptions are at the discretion of the PGAV.
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Image: Jonathan McBurnie, Alt Era Agita 2016, Ink and watercolour on paper.

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