EMERGING CURATOR PROGRAM 2020 | REMEDY FOR THE DOLDRUMS
Artists | Francis Carmody, Simon Denny, Sophie Hyde, Elizabeth McInnes, Ciaran Begley and James Nguyen, and Erwin Wurm
Curator | Siobhan Sloper
Exhibition Dates | 26 November - 19 December 2020
Since the early 2000s the Gertrude Emerging Curator Program has supported early practice curators through a mentorship program to develop a new exhibition and is presented in alternate years. The program is Gertrude’s mechanism to support early practice curators as a means to provide professional development and present a project within a public outcome. Over the years, many of Australia’s most interesting young curators have participated in the program and gone on to forge significant careers in the arts working in major public institutions in Australia and internationally.
In 2020, the Gertrude Emerging Curator Program exhibition will be developed by Siobhan Sloper and held at Gertrude Glasshouse. Siobhan has been mentored by Gertrude Contemporary’s Artistic Director, Mark Feary throughout 2019 and early 2020; sharing curatorial knowledge and enabling professional development within a supportive and encouraging environment.
The exhibition, Remedy for the Doldrums amasses an international and intergenerational group of artists who explore characteristics and states of play within their work. From structured gaming to the ludicrous and absurd, the artists use the language of play to explore topics such as global, social and political concerns; language; learning and development; and the poetic role of play within the everyday.