History of Art and Architecture

Knowing Through Showing: Conversations on Curatorial Knowledge

Knowing Through Showing examines the unique kinds of knowledge produced and deployed through curating. The symposium highlights the diverse possibilities for curatorial practice-based research.

A series of conversations between leading practitioners will illuminate their individual methodologies and explore how they generate new knowledge through their work. Topics include the way curators engage ethically and collaboratively with local knowledge, challenge disciplinary boundaries and create contextual and interpretive frameworks for Indigenous knowledge.

A keynote address by Honor Harger, Executive Director of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore, examines the relationship between curating and leadership at the confluence of art and science.

The symposium includes the launch of the Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership – an advanced degree that builds on over 20 years of postgraduate education for arts professionals at UNSW: Art and Design.

Speakers: Vanessa Bartlett, Dr Zanny Begg, Prof Jill Bennett, Zoe Butt, Brenda L. Croft, Bec Dean, Felicity Fenner, Dr Blair French, Honor Harger, Dr Lizzie Muller, Djon Mundine and Prof Terry Smith

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.