Visual Arts Board welcomes two new members
26 August 2011
The Australia Council Visual Arts Board warmly welcomes Dr Kate Daw and Seán Kelly.
Dr Kate Daw
Melbourne based artist Kate Daw has degrees from the VCA, Glasgow School of Art, RMIT University and most recently has completed her PhD at the Faculty of the VCA and Music, University of Melbourne. She has most recently participated in exhibitions at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Sarah Scout, The Melbourne Artfair, the National Gallery of Victoria and in 2006 held a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, titled The Between Space.
Kate has received many awards and grants, including the prestigious Samstag Scholarship. She has undertaken a residency at the Asialink studio in India, and has exhibited her work widely, both nationally and internationally. She is interested in involving other people in her art practice, and works with Stewart Russell on large-scale art public projects.
Kate currently lectures at the School of Art at the Faculty of the VCA and Music, and co-curated Bird Girls (2007) and Cock and Bull (2009) with Vikki McInnes, both of which were exhibited at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. She has also taught at the Glasgow School of Art and at RMIT University. Kate was Chair of the Creation Panel (New Work) at Arts Victoria from 2007-2009. She is a recipient of a 2008 State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship and completed the inaugural Basil Sellers Fellowship at the MCG in 2009/10 with Stewart Russell.
Kate Daw is represented by Sarah Scout, Melbourne.
Seán Kelly is a writer, curator, arts consultant, arts administrator and arts project manager based in Hobart, Tasmania. He has worked within the arts for over 30 years, in a wide range of areas including teaching at HSC and University levels, Program Officer at Arts Tasmania, Director of Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Programme Manager and Curator at the National Sculpture Factory in Cork, Ireland, General Manager of Kickstart Arts and is currently Arts Officer at the Moonah Arts Centre.
Seán has worked as a Community writer and photographer at the Brighton Council, has organised seminars and discussions in contemporary modes of community-based arts practice. He managed the National Sculpture Factory’s program of socially-engaged arts projects for Cork Capital of Culture 2005, and was a member of the international curatorium for Cork Caucus. He also produced and edited the publication ‘Cork Caucus, - On Art, Democracy and Possibility’ in 2006.
He initiated and was editor of the journal 'Contemporary Art Tasmania'. He has written a monograph on artist Raymond Arnold. He has written numerous catalogue essays, articles and regularly contributes reviews and articles for journals such as Circa (Ireland), Art Monthly, Art and Text, Artlink and Photofile.
Seán is currently curator of Kelly's Garden Curated Projects.