In a World of Wounds (installation view), curated by 2018 emerging curator Talia Smith

In a World of Wounds (installation view), curated by 2018 emerging curator Talia Smith

Artbank opened an exhibition space as part of the development of its headquarters in Waterloo in 2014. Since then, a number of curated exhibitions have been undertaken by internal and external curators as a means to unpack the richness of the Artbank collection – providing points of access, exploring narratives in individual and bodies of work.

Exhibitions at Artbank are slightly different from other cultural institutions. One of the main ways Artbank utilises its collection is through an art leasing program that engages government, corporate and private clients with the work of Australian artists. Exhibitions are considered with this in mind and ‘evolve’ over the life an exhibition as works are rented from the walls and ‘understudies’ are hung in their place. This results in a dynamic and ever-changing show that allows a curator to consider their concepts in a less static manner.

Artbank’s emerging curator initiative seeks to support an emerging curatorial practitioner through mentorship and support – resulting in an exhibition outcome. To find out more, download the info pack:


As part of Artbank’s support for visual artists and the professionals with whom they work, we are currently seeking expressions of interest from individuals and collectives who identify as being in the early stages of their career, to present your ideas for potential inclusion in Artbank’s 2019 exhibition program. This is a unique chance to gain experience within a professional institutional environment, working with one of the largest collections of contemporary Australian art in the world.

To download a floor plan and equipment list for Artbank’s Sydney Gallery, just click here.

To apply, please click on the application form below, complete and submit along with the requested support material by midnight (AEST) Wednesday 31 October 2018.

The successful project will be exhibited in the Artbank Gallery in Sydney from 28 November 2019 to 28 February 2020.

But if you require any further information or have additional queries, just email: or freecall 1800 251 651.

Applications for this year’s program are now closed.

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