Congratulations to Jack McBride and Christina Massolino, both current students of the Bachelor of Contemporary Art, who were named Carclew's Emerging Curators for 2019 alongside third recipient Chiranjika Grasby.
The Emerging Curator program is a joint venture of Carclew and the City of Adelaide, aimed at offering young arts practitioners the opportunity to gain curatorial experience across a number of diverse locations.
Their first exhibition titled ‘Beyond All Disposition’ will launch on Wednesday 22nd May at 25 Pirie Street.
Chiranjika (ChiChi) Grasby will curate two venues, the Mankurri-api Kuu (Reconciliation Room) and the Breezeway. The Mankurri-api Kuu (Reconciliation Room) will feature Aboriginal artist Mantikya Shane Cook. The exhibition will explore the concept of connection to motherland and the ways in which young people today can do so in contemporary Australia. The Breezeway will feature artists Maiah Stewardson and Keira Simmons with visuals inspired heavily by the dramatization and cinematography of French surrealist cinema.
Christina Massolino will curate the 1st Floor Gallery with artists Tiana Belperio, Hannah Coleman, Anna Dowling, Chris Galimitakis, and Harrison Vial. This exhibition will explore themes of strength and courage; qualities needed to survive in a world where persecution against religion, sexuality, gender and race is still rampant.
Jack McBride is Curator-in-Residence at Carclew, curating a year of exhibitions in the Carclew foyer gallery at 11 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide.