You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch
with guest speaker
Dr Felicty Fenner, Director of UNSW Galleries in Sydney and Consultant Curator, Macquarie Group Collection
"Public Art in the 21st Century"
Date: Monday 14 August 2017
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm
Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & coffee
Dress: Business Attire
Dr. Felicity Fenner
Public Art in the 21st Century
Felicity Fenner is a curator, academic and arts administrator who has curated over 30 exhibitions of Australian and international art. In 2013 she was made the inaugural Director of UNSW Galleries in Sydney, where she oversees a dynamic program of international contemporary art. She is the Consultant Curator, Macquarie Group Collection, a founding member of the City of Sydney’s Public Art Advisory Panel, and a Visual Arts Program Associate on the Perth International Arts Festival.
Exhibition credits include Once Removed, Australia’s group exhibition at the 2009 Venice Biennale, Handle with Care: 2008 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, and Primavera 2005 at Sydney’s MCA. In 2013 she co-curated Making Change for the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, which was a finalist in the Australian government’s Australian Arts in Asia Award; and in 2014 brought to Australia Richard Mosse’s The Enclave, named by ABC Arts as one Australia’s top three visual arts presentations of the year. Her recently curated international new media exhibition, People Like Us, is currently touring to 15 public galleries across Australia (2016–2019).
She holds a PhD in curatorial studies and teaches in the Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership program at UNSW. She is also a Contributing Editor of ArtAsiaPacific and publishes regularly in a number of leading art journals including Art in America, Artlink, and the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Art.
Her latest book, Running the City: why public art matters, will be published by New South Publications in August 2017.