We are pleased to announce Clothilde Bullen to will be speaking at the Sixteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society.
Clothilde Bullen is the senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and is a Wardandi (Nyoongar) and Badimaya (Yamatji) Aboriginal curator. Clothilde was previously the curator of Indigenous art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia for over a decade.
Clothilde has curated a number of shows independently including Darkness on the Edge of Town in 2016 at Artbank, Sydney, and When the Sky Fell: Legacies of the 1967 Referendum at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in 2017. Clothilde was on the pre-selection panel for the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards for three years, having been a judge in 2006 and 2014. Clothilde is on the international selection panel for the British Council’s Intersect program, is a Museums and Histories Board member for Create NSW and is an Alumni member of the British Council Accelerate Scholarship for Indigenous Leadership in the Arts. Clothilde was also on the development committee for the founding of the Wesfarmers National Gallery Indigenous Leadership Program in 2009, and is a current Fremantle Biennale Board member.
In 2019, Clothilde co-curated The National 2019: New Australian Art at the MCA. She was the curator of the 2018 exhibition Compass: MCA Collection and was a co-curator of John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new, the MCA’s exhibition of the works of the master bark painter. Clothilde was the commissioning co-editor for the June 2018 edition of Artlink, and is a member of the Art Monthly Board and co-chair of their Indigenous Advisory Committee, recently instigating a 3-year Indigenous voice program to support Indigenous arts writers in partnership with Sydney University’s Power Institute. Clothilde was selected as one of the five curator/artist team finalists to curate the Australian pavilion at the Venice Biennale with Richard Bell in 2019 also, and has been published in an extensive number of arts publications, catalogues, and other commissioned texts.
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