GUEST CURATOR 2012
June - December 2012
Co-directors of SLOT artist Tony Twigg and writer/curator Gina Fairley are delighted to hand over their Redfern window gallery to a new vision. From June through December this year Chloe Wolifson will join this team to curate a program of exhibitions that not only engages but extends our understanding how art can reach out to the person in the street.
Chloe says, "SLOT is a space of direct encounter. I have invited artists to make new work that considers the relationship between people and their urban environment. SLOT provides a chance to explore this idea through the work of very different artists and by engaging the physical space of the gallery and its location."
Twigg says, "This is a fantastic opportunity for us to support curatorial practice and to really give someone a decent period of time to flesh out ideas and realise them. We were particularly excited by the standard of applications received for the Guest Curator position, and found Chloe's vision tapped into the ethos of SLOT, pushing it forward in new and exciting ways."
Chloe's program kicks off this week with a stunning installation by Astra Howard - a performance based work engaging the very locale of SLOT and presented as a video.
Wolifson is an independent arts writer and curator. In February 2011 she co-curated Subtext: Art for Literacy at CarriageWorks, Redfern and is the gallery manager at Darren Knight Gallery, Waterloo, and was recently awarded the 2012 Firstdraft Emerging Writers Residency. Her writings have been published in Art & Australia and HEAT.