Creative Spaces Summit 2023

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Gillian Brown

Gillian Brown

SAMSTAG Museum of Art

Gillian Brown has been Curator at the Samstag Museum of Art since 2011, having previously worked in galleries across the private and not-for-profit sectors in Melbourne.

Experienced in the commissioning and presentation of installation and time-based media, Gillian has managed and curated numerous large-scale projects by Australian and international contemporary artists. These projects include exhibitions at Samstag Museum of Art with Lisa Reihana, David Claerbout, Louise Haselton, Fiona Tan and Jesse Jones, and collaborations with peer organisations Independent Curators International, New York and Singapore Art Museum. In 2018 she spent time based at the Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Manila as part of the Asialink Arts Global Project Space Creative Exchange, and in 2019 initiated (with Samstag Director Erica Green) the 'Adelaide//International', a three-year project presented for the Adelaide Festival that highlighted confluences in local and international artistic practices.

A regular contributor to public discussions and judging panels, Gillian holds a Master of Arts (Art History) from the University of Adelaide. She co-founded and was co-editor (2014-2019) of the online critical arts writing platform fine print, and regularly writes about contemporary art, recently co-authoring 'Act Natural', a monograph focusing on the work of Louise Haselton published by Wakefield Press.

All Sessions by Gillian Brown

Day 1
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Social Happenings

SASA Gallery at the University of South Australia

Creative Spaces Welcome Reception
Join us at the University of South Australia for our Summit Welcome Reception. There will be complimentary wine and platters and we have Gillian Brown, Curator of Uni SA’s SAMSTAG Museum of Art presenting. Gillian is experienced in the commissioning and presentation of installation and time-based media and has managed and curated large-scale projects by Australian and international contemporary artists. Originally this event was going to be hosted at SAMSTAG but Gillian will provide some insight into why it was relocated - the joys of troubleshooting in a crisis.
Delegates can catch the free tram from outside Lot Fourteen along North Terrace and disembark at the City West tram stop. It is approximately 1.5km distance. SASA Gallery is down Fenn Place - on the right hand side.