Curatorial mentorship


The Contemporary Art Tasmania Curatorial Mentorship began in 1995 and was established to assist an emerging curator to gain knowledge and skills through an active learning program.

This professional development opportunity is offered annually and allows the recipient to develop and realise an exhibition under the guidance of Contemporary Art Tasmania staff. The emerging curator gains experience in all aspects of developing a major exhibition and producing an exhibition catalogue. As part of this mentorship the recipient also sits on the Contemporary Art Tasmania Program Committee and gains insight and experience in the decision-making processes that determine the organisation’s exhibition program.

There have been 22 mentorships to date involving recipients working with artists from across Tasmania and interstate in exhibitions within a professional context. Many of these recipients have gone on to have significant careers in the visual arts.

Curatorial Mentorship recipients must be a current Contemporary Art Tasmania member.

2018 Curatorial Mentorship has been awarded to Linda Crispin.

Applications for the 2019 Mentorship will be due on 30 June 2018.

Download selection criteria and application information (PDF)

Past recipients include:

  • Mary Knights (1995)
  • Jane Stewart (1997)
  • Kelly Squires (1998)
  • Sally Rees (1999)
  • Jessica Ball (2000)
  • Kylie Johnson (2001)
  • Colin Langridge (2002)
  • Celia Lendis (2003)
  • Maria MacDermott (2004)
  • Scot Cotterell (2005)
  • Tristan Stowards (2006)
  • Carol Hammond (2007)
  • Jack Robins (2008)
  • Sarah Jones (2009)
  • Victor Medrano-Bonilla (2010)
  • Claire Needham (2011)
  • Matt Warren (2012)
  • Bec Stevens (2013)
  • Polly Dance (2014)
  • Lisa Campbell-Smith (2015)
  • Eliza Burke (2016)
  • Emily Bullock (2017)



Image credit: Alan Townsend, Strange Fruit, 2015. Photo: Pip Stafford.