Australia’s TarraWarra Museum of Art has named Emily Cormack, a Melbourne-based freelance curator and writer, as curator of the next edition of the TarraWarra Biennial. Director Victoria Lynn said, “Emily curated ‘Primavera’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney last year to wide acclaim, and we look forward to her unique vision for the TarraWarra Biennial 2018.”
In addition to curating the twenty-fifth edition of “Primavera: Young Australian Artists,” an annual exhibition that recognizes artists who are thirty-five years of age and younger, Cormack has organized a number of shows for Melbourne’s Gertrude Contemporary and Adam Art Gallery in Wellington. She is also a cofounder and codirector of the independent art space Conical.
Established in 2006 as an experimental curatorial platform, the TarraWarra Biennial aims to identify new trends in contemporary Australian art. The 2016 edition, titled “Endless Circulation,” was a collaboration between the TarraWarra Museum of Art and the Melbourne-based contemporary art journal Discipline.