We are pleased to announce the appointment of Bree Richards as the Nick Waterlow OAM Curatorial Fellow. The Fellowship provides a rare opportunity to be mentored by Stephanie Rosenthal, Artistic Director of the 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016).
As a curator and writer, Bree joins the Biennale from the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, originally as Assistant Curator, and more recently as Associate Curator, Contemporary Australian Art. Her most recent exhibitions include ‘Trace: Performance and its Documents’, ‘Everyday Magic’ and ‘Embodied Acts’, a focus program of performative works commissioned for ‘Contemporary Australia: Women’. Since joining the Gallery in 2008, Bree has contributed to a range of exhibition and publishing projects, including: ‘Contemporary Australia: Optimism’, ‘Floating Life: Contemporary Aboriginal Fibre Art’, ‘Tim Johnson: Painting Ideas’, APT6 and APT7. Prior to this Bree worked in a variety of roles in other cultural institutions including the National Museum of Australia; the National Gallery of Australia and the Canberra Museum and Gallery.
As a writer, Bree publishes regularly on contemporary art and has contributed texts to numerous exhibition catalogues, magazines and artists’ projects. She has a particular interest in interdisciplinary projects spanning performance and the visual arts, and in 2013 undertook a writing residency with Performa Magazine, New York.
The Nick Waterlow OAM Curatorial Fellowship was established in 2011 by the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts and celebrates the memory of Nick Waterlow OAM (1941–2009) and his extraordinary contribution to Australian and international contemporary visual arts.