2024 marks the Bicentenary of the 1824 Bathurst War and Declaration of Martial Law. Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is seeking to engage an experienced First Nations curator with strong links to the Wiradjuri community to develop a program of activities including residencies, commissions, and exhibitions at BRAG and other key locations around the region in 2024.

 

These activities will underpin the commissioning of new works that reflect on the Bathurst

War of 1824. The project curator will work independently and through BRAG’s artistic

program to connect artists and community with the project.

 

The selected curator will work independently on a contract basis over a 36-month period commencing December 2021. The role is flexible, and BRAG will work with the selected curator to create maximum opportunity.

 

Renumeration

This role is supported through a Regional Arts Fund Renewal Grant ($120,000). Payments will be made in instalments throughout the term of the contract.

 

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest should include:

 

  • A general statement (one A4 page) outlining the type of approach the curator would bring to the project, potential artists and partners, community engagement strategies and cultural connections.
  • A current CV (up to two A4 pages) detailing past projects and experience
  • Examples of previous work – written material (up to five A4 pages), links to curatorial projects.

 

Expressions of Interest due: 5pm Wednesday 8 December 2021

 

Email to: sarah.gurich@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

 

For more information, please contact Sarah Gurich, Director, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery on 0408 534 124 or via sarah.gurich@bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

 

Image: Locust Jones Exhibition at Bathurst Regional Arts Gallery. Image Courtesy of Museums & Galleries of NSW