Creative Consultations with Simon Wright

07jun9:00 am4:00 pmCreative Consultations with Simon WrightOnline Consultation

Time

(Friday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time

Location

Your computer

Event Details

Spend 45 minutes online with the Assistant Director (Learning + Public Engagement) at QAGOMA: Simon Wright. This online consultation is an opportunity to discuss and receive professional feedback on your art practice and to get practical tips on how to take the next steps in your career as an artist.

Simon Wright has an extensive history of  public engagement, exhibition, curatorial and executive management positions. He is committed to audience-centric approaches to curatorial programming, innovative public engagement strategies, and collection development. He has a particular passion and interest for regional arts development and community arts practice, audience engagement and participation, and the nexus between creativity and wellbeing.

Simon is keen to share his extensive knowledge about arts industries including key areas for professional development:

•             Engaging with the art market.

•             Building a professional profile as an artist.

•             Identifying what is involved in being ‘exhibition-ready’ in public/regional galleries.

Use this 45 minute session to discuss matters most relevant to you.

Please bring questions, CVs or resumes, resources, artwork, portfolios or other items to discuss during your consultation. You will have the option to provide these to Flying Arts in advance of your session.


Additional Information

 

Your facilitator: Simon Wright has held public engagement, exhibition, curatorial and executive management positions in private, public gallery and museum realms since 1993. As Assistant Director (Learning + Public Engagement) at QAGOMA, he has oversight of a broad range of community-facing and audience-centric portfolio responsibilities, including: Public Engagement (The Children’s Art Centre, Public Programs, Member Services), Learning (Education, Group and Community Access, Volunteer Guides and Regional Services), Information Services (Library) and QAGOMA Publishing. He also manages all Design department outcomes across Exhibition, Graphic, Web and Multimedia, Workshop and Installation teams. He has worked on 350+ exhibition projects, and has been actively involved in the national arts community beyond QAGOMA, serving in various governance capacities, such as The Commissioner’s Council for Australia at the 53rd Venice Biennale and on The Institute of Modern Art Board of Directors. In 2014 he became Founder Benefactor of the QAGOMA Foundation, and in 2018, graduated from the Asialink Business Leaders program at University of Melbourne. He has a particular passion and interest for regional arts development and community arts practice, audience engagement and participation, and the nexus between creativity and wellbeing.