Each year, Artspace facilitates a number of international visiting artists, curators, writers, art historians and academics who are hosted in our residential studios. This program is key to developing opportunities and networks for Australian artists.
Part of this initiative is the International Visiting Curators Program developed in partnership with UNSW Art & Design, which focuses on curatorial advocacy and public programs. It forms part of Artspace’s strategy to connect Australian artists with our international networks and provides a critical context and space for the creation of new work. For this reason, all of our international projects are based on the principle of reciprocity. We form collaborative partnerships with international colleagues that enable us to share information, networks and artistic content. As a result, Australia is part of a system of international cultural exchange.
We aim to host up to four curators each year to participate in a rigorous itinerary of public talks, student master-classes and artist studio visits. In addition, this partnership offers unprecedented access for Artspace studio artists to the UNSW | Art & Design post-graduate facilities, studio and library resources.