2017 Committee

These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, ensuring you can buy from our artists with the confidence that you are investing in the best of emerging talent.

KATHY TEMIN

Kathy Temin was born in Sydney, Australia in 1968. She completed her PhD at Victorian College of The Arts/Melbourne University in 2007. Temin is a Professor at MADA, Monash University, Melbourne.

Widely known for her large-scale monumental forests and smaller synthetic fur sculptures.

Temin’s work uses synthetic fur and site specificity to explore the themes of remembrance and cultural identity through monochrome, materiality, cultural icons and suburbia where public and private collective memories coincide. Her work is in all Australian national museum collections. Represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Hamish McKay Gallery, New Zealand. 

Introducing Kathy Temin on the fair's Canvas blog.

TERRY WU

Dr Terry Wu is a respected specialist plastic, reconstructive
and aesthetic surgeon. He is a consultant specialist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Eastern Health hospitals. Terry is the Supervisor of Training for plastic surgery at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and specializes in microsurgery and major head and neck cancer reconstructions.

Terry’s other passion is contemporary visual arts. Through being a collector and an indefatigable advocate, Terry endeavours to materially contribute to the wellbeing of artists and visual arts in Australia. Terry serves as a Board Director of Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Heide Museum of Modern Art and National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) and supports institutions and events including The Melbourne Festival, Sydney Biennale and the new Australian Pavilion for Venice Biennale. In 2014, Terry initiated a project of fostering ethical investments in the arts with the aim of providing quality and affordable studio spaces in inner city Melbourne. This has resulted in the establishment of John Street Studios in Brunswick East accommodating 12 visual artists of varying generations and representations. Where needed, Terry undertakes direct assistance of artists for major projects. For the 2015 Venice Biennale, Emily Floyd was curated by Okwui Enwezor to install a large outdoor installation called “Labour Garden” in the Arsenale as part of his “All The Worlds Futures” show. Terry provided significant direct support to facilitate the realization of this project. In 2013, Terry assisted in bringing Sam Jinks to participate in “Personal Structures”, a collateral event of the Venice Biennale at Palazzo Bembo.

Introducing Terry Wu on the fair's Canvas blog.

ANNIKA KRISTENSEN

Annika Kristensen is a curator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne. Previously the Exhibition and Project Coordinator for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) and the inaugural Nick Waterlow OAM Curatorial Fellow for the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012), Annika has also held positions at Frieze Art Fair, Artangel, and Film and Video Umbrella, London; and The West Australian Newspaper, Perth. Annika was a participant in the 2013 Gertrude Contemporary and Art & Australia Emerging Writers Program and the recipient of an Asialink Arts Residency in 2014.

LISA FEHILY

Lisa Fehily is the Director of Mossgreen Gallery, which has been supporting the careers of a select group of senior and mid-career contemporary artists since 2004, with a strong reputation for staging retrospective exhibitions for senior artists and for facilitating professional opportunities for its artists. Previously, Lisa was the founding Director of Fehily Contemporary, a contemporary art gallery which represented 27 artists from Australia and overseas. Lisa has a keen understanding of the significant and meaningful contribution made by the arts, forging partnerships with local community, councils, festivals and international organisations. Lisa brings great strength and experience in contemporary, visual and performance art

PATRICIA PICCININI

Patricia Piccinini was born in Sierra Leone and lives in Melbourne. She has an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Melbourne, Batchelor of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts and Batchelor of Arts in Economic History from the Australian National University. Piccinini is an Enterprise Professor at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

 

Her work encompasses sculpture, photography, video and drawing and her practice examines the increasingly nebulous boundary between the artificial and the natural as it appears in contemporary culture and ideas. Her surreal drawings, hybrid animals and vehicular creatures question the way that contemporary technology and culture changes our understanding of what it means to be human and wonders at our relationships with – and responsibilities towards – that which we create. While ethics are central, her approach is ambiguous and questioning rather than moralistic and didactic.


In 2003 her exhibition We Are Family represented Australia at the 50th Venice Biennale before touring to the Hara Museum, Tokyo. Other solo museum exhibitions include ComCiência at CCBB Brazil, Relativity at the Galway International Art Festival, Hold Me Close To Your Heart at Arter Space For Art, Istanbul, Once Upon a Time at AGSA, as well as numerous solo and group shows and Biennials in Europe, UK, USA, South America, Asia and Australia. Notable groups exhibitions include The Universe and Art at Mori Art Museum, Global Feminisms at the Brooklyn Museum and Face Up at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. In 2013 she was commissioned by the Centenary of Canberra to create The Skywhale.

(image credit: Ilona Nelson)

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