Sebastian Goldspink: Anatomy of a Biennial
03 September 2022
Join Sydney-based independent curator and guest judge for ‘the churchie’ Sebastian Goldspink, for this presentation titled Anatomy of a Biennial. This talk will detail the realisation of his most recent project, the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State for the Art Gallery of South Australia. Goldspink will unpack the journey of a biennial from ideation to realisation. The 2022 Adelaide Biennial featured 25 prominent Australian artists from every state and territory across multiple generations from emerging to established.
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The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor, and we welcome guide and support dogs.
Sebastian Goldspink is a Sydney-based independent curator. In 2011, he created the artist run space, ALASKA Projects, as a platform for exhibiting contemporary art in unused or disused spaces. Since its inception, ALASKA has showcased over 500 artists across 150 exhibitions. A proud descendant of the Burramattagal people of Western Sydney, Goldspink has curated exhibitions nationally throughout Australia and internationally in London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Christchurch.
Goldspink has held professional appointments at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Month Sydney, National Art School, and Dlux Media Arts. He has consulted and collaborated with institutions including Museum of Old and New Art, Performance Space, Sydney Symphony, HOTA Gold Coast, Art Bank, and Kaldor Public Art Projects. In 2013/14 he was appointed Guest Curator of the John Fries Memorial Prize, an annual non-acquisitive award recognising emerging and early career visual artists. He writes regularly for publications including Art Collector, Art Monthly and Artist Profile. He is a frequent speaker and interviewer with a wide focus of contemporary practice. Goldspink has worked with numerous brands including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Paul Smith, and Lion Nathan.A former Lecturer at the University of New South Wales (College of Fine Arts), Goldspink is currently engaged as Gallery Coordinator for the Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf.