Emily Cormack has been appointed to curate the TarraWarra Museum of Art Biennial 2018 (10 August – 4 November 2020). 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,” Ms Lynn said.
Based in Melbourne, Cormack has extensive experience in both curating and managing contemporary art exhibitions. She 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.
Ms Cormack has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Auckland University, a Masters Degree in Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne, and is undertaking a Doctorate in Fine Arts at Monash University.
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. The TarraWarra Biennial has become a landmark exhibition on the national art calendar.