The Curators' Department - old or new model?

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Gina Fairley

With tighter funding and increasing pressure to focus on audience participation, how can new curatorial models engage artists and audiences?

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Much has been discussed in recent years about shifting models within the commercial gallery and museum sectors. As galleries drift away from more traditional roles of artist representation, to developing programs that better respond to the swings in economic trends - be it diversifying to art fairs or more event-driven pop-up activities - curatorial decisions need to reflect that. 

About the author

Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years.

She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW, and you can follow her on Twitter @ginafairley and Instagram at fairleygina.