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19 January 2017

Creative Victoria is pleased to announce the successful Victorian applicants in the Australia Council's 2017 Venice Biennale Professional Development program.

The Australia Pavilion on the canal at the Venice Biennale

The Australia Pavilion on the canal at the Venice Biennale

Four positions have been supported by Creative Victoria and the Australia Council to support acclaimed artist Tracey Moffatt, who will be the first Indigenous solo artist to represent Australia with an installation entitled My Horizon.

Indigenous emerging curators
Kimberley Moulton (Senior Curator, South-Eastern Aboriginal Collections, Museums Victoria)
Jessica Clark (Tutor and teacher, independent emerging curator)

Indigenous team leader
Kimba Thompson (Founder and manager of Blak Dot Gallery, a contemporary Indigenous-run arts space)

Non-Indigenous team leader
Kelly Fliedner (Independent curator, previously curator at West Space, Communications Co-ordinator at Monash University Museum of Art and Assistant curator MPavilion)

These curators and managers join a large contingent of Victorian arts professionals already involved in the Biennale.

The Victorian presence in Venice will be spearheaded by a leading patron of the arts, Naomi Milgrom AO, who is currently serving as the Biennale's Commissioner for the Australia Pavilion.

Victorian Natalie King is serving as curator of My Horizon, with assistance from Victorian indigenous curator Hannah Presley.

Other Victorians participating in the Council's Professional Development Program as Attendants include Jirra Lulla Harvey, Myles Russell-Cook, Georgia MacGuire and Adelina Onicas.

All Victorian participants will benefit from extensive networking and professional development opportunities that the Biennale presents.

The Biennale runs from 13 May to 26 November 2017.

Read more about the Australian mission to the Venice Biennale