Contemporary Curating: The Gig Economy

WHEN : 11th May, 6:15 - 8:15pm
WHERE : QUT Art Museum

A public forum presented by NAVA, QCA Griffith University and QUT Art Museum, supported by ACUADS.

NAVA recently launched a new campaign for artists fees. In this forum we want to discuss issues of precarity: when it comes to artists fees and labour especially given the casualisation and changing nature of arts work. Contemporary curating and the gig economy will examine the changing role of the curator, both in QLD and internationally and ask; how does the shifting global economy and workforce impede or expand the role of an Independent curator?

This forum will explore the role of the contemporary curator by interrogating curating as a creative act that shapes and leads artistic discourse within and outside institutional spaces. Speakers at this forum will investigate the global trajectory of the independent curator, and address the opportunities and challenges of independent work in the gig economy.

Speakers include:

Chantal Fraser – independent artist

Pat Hoffie – artist, former professor and UNESCO Orbicom Chair in Communications, Griffith University

Tess Maunder – independent curator, art critic, editor and researcher working internationally (participating via Skype from New York)

Facilitated by Samantha Littley – curator, UQ Art Museum


Free event, all welcome. Drinks and catering provided. Bookings essential via below link.