Davis joins Venice event

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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.

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