TarraWarra Director, Victoria Lynn, said the appointment of Cormack as sole curator for the TarraWarra Biennial 2018 was an exciting step for the Museum, and visitors can expect a great show. “Emily curated Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney last year to wide acclaim, and we look forward to her unique vision for the TarraWarra Biennial 2018,” said Ms Lynn.
Based in Melbourne, Emily Cormack has extensive experience in both curating and managing contemporary art exhibitions. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Auckland University, a Master’s Degree in Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne, and is undertaking a Doctorate in Fine Arts at Monash University.
Ms Cormack has previously curated major exhibitions for Gertrude Contemporary; Warrnambool Art Gallery; Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell; Benalla Art Gallery; and the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, and co-curated shows for Artsonje Center Seoul, St. Paul’s St Gallery, Auckland and National University Museum (NUS), Singapore.
The TarraWarra Biennial was inaugurated in 2006 as an experimental curatorial platform for identifying new trends in contemporary Australian art. Each iteration tests the limits of the biennial format and has become a landmark exhibition on the national art calendar.
The 2018 TarraWarra Museum of Art Biennial runs 10 August – 4 November 2018. For more information, visit: www.twma.com.au for details.
Image: Emily Cormack (supplied)