Davis joins Venice event
Ararat Gallery TAMA visual arts co-ordinator Kate Davis will bring new skills and experiences back to the region after she completes a six-week appointment working at the 58th Venice Biennale in Italy.
Venice Biennale is a large biennial contemporary art event that has run since 1895 and is renowned as one of the world’s most prestigious exhibitions.
The exhibition includes contemporary art practice from around the world, including Australia.
Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Tim Harrison said Ms Davis would return in late July with a wealth of new experiences, contacts and skills.
“Ms Davis has already made a great impression on the Ararat Gallery TAMA in the time she has been here, and we are really excited about what she will bring back to our regional gallery,” he said.
“Working at the Venice Biennale is a fantastic opportunity for her.”
Ms Davis is as an exhibition team leader for ‘ASSEMBLY’, Angelica Mesiti’s exhibition in the Australian Pavilion at the biennale – a position she had accepted before starting work at Ararat Gallery TAMA in March this year.
This engagement is part of the Australia Council for the Arts’ Professional Development Program.
The biennale, run by the Biennale Foundation, is the original biennale on which others around the world have been modelled.
The biennale has an attendance today of more than 500,000 visitors who travel for the many different artistic events held as part of the occasion. Biennale exhibitions, installations and performances cover the visual arts, theatre, music, dance and cinema among other artistic pursuits.