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


In 2018, Artbank started a new initiative to invite early career curators into the exhibition space to engage with the collection, encouraging fresh perspectives and conversations about Australian contemporary art. The program provides a unique chance to gain experience within a professional institutional environment, working with one of Australia’s largest collections of contemporary Australian art.

2019/2020 recipients

The 2019-2020 recipients are Sophia Cai based in Victoria, Anja Loughhead based in the ACT and Sabrina Baker based in Victoria. Sophia Cai will hold her new exhibition in Artbank’s Sydney premises which will open in late November. Anja Loughhead and Sabrina Baker will launch their exhibition in February 2020. Read the media release here

Past recipients

  • A Vacant Space launched on 22 November 2018 and was curated by Adelaide based curator Eleanor Scicchitano. This exhibition explored how artists capture action and gesture and how they use these moments to question our place in the world.
  • In a World of Wounds launched on 30 August 2018 and was curated by Sydney based artist and curator Talia Smith. The exhibition examined the emotional and physical traces we leave behind on the landscape, the histories we build and the ruins we leave.

Applications for the next round will open in 2020 for exhibitions in 2021.

If you require any further information, please email: or call 1800 251 651.

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