Curatorial Collective was founded by several passionate RMIT postgrad artists and curators as a student initiative in the University. Through the creative interventions of multicultural art practitioners, we vision to generate innovative insights and new knowledge, enable emerging artists to develop and contribute their potentials in the community, and enhance cultural diversity and inclusion. We seek to achieve these by projects that facilitate cross-levels and disciplinaries creative encounters and collaborations for emerging and CALD art practitioners.
We have been developed projects including a spectrum of creative art and cultural workshops, research and symposiums, and international contemporary art exhibitions and exchanges. Our past collaborators include RMIT INTERSECT, Melbourne Central, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Footscray Community Arts Centre, ANAT, First Site Gallery, PS50 Gallery, Arts Managers Society (University of Melbourne), Diversity Arts Australia, Bangkok University, Japan Foundation Asia Center, Mekong Cultural Hub, Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Artists Co-op and more.
We would like to thank the following advisors, mentors, and staff for their support and guidance.
Professor David Forrest, HRD Coordinator, Master of Arts (Arts Management)
Dr Tammy Wong Hulbert, Lecturer, Master of Arts (Arts Management)
Dr Maggie McCormick, Program Manager, Master of Arts (Art in Public Space)
Fiona Hillary, Lecturer, Master of Arts (Art in Public Space)
Ceri Hann, Technical Officer, School of Art
Lynda Roberts, Senior Coordinator, RMIT Creative
Beck Pope, Arts Officer, RMIT Creative
(Chair 2021-, Committee Member 2017-2019, Co-founder 2017)
Wilson is an artist-curator, researcher and creative producer. He is currently a PhD (Architecture and Design) candidate and a member of Contemporary Art and Social Transformation (CAST) Research Group. Wilson's research interest is collective curatorial practice and contemporary Asian art in Australia. Wilson co-founded RMIT Curatorial Collective with Yun Ci Valerie Sim in 2018.
(Vice Chair 2020)
Sherry is a current PhD candidate in the School of Art. She is an emerging young artist, is focusing on socially engaged art practice. Sherry studied fine art and public art between 2012 and 2016 at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in Shanghai. Then she moved to Australia and studied Master of Art in Public Space at RMIT. Sherry's artistic practice connects issues of the environment with social engagement, to explore how creative practice to illuminate the value of communities as well as create effective engagement with the public.
(Treasurer 2021-, Committee Member 2017-2019)
Rosina is interested in everything related to art. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) with a research focus on cultural identity, space, and AR/VR applications. As an artist, Rosina experiments with public installations, paintings, digital illustrations, and art productions. Her artworks are often influenced by social surroundings and personal encounters with nature.
Past Committee Members
Lauren McNeill (Committee Member 2020), Yun Ci Valerie Sim (Co-Founder 2018), Adelaide Gandrille (Committee Member 2018), Li Du (Committee Member 2018), Qianfang You (Committee Member 2018), Yalun Gong (Publicity Coordinator 2018), Xueqi Wang (Publicity Coordinator 2018), Nattha Sangboon (Chair 2019), I-Rin Hariraksaowani (Vice Chair 2019), Jan Sze (Vice Chair 2020).
Jan Sze is a producer and arts administrator. She finished her Master’s degree in Arts and Cultural Management at the University of Melbourne in 2021 and Masters of Arts (Arts Management) at RMIT University in 2020. She has a design and production background, with an interest in interactive arts and public engaged arts, she has facilitated a student-led artistic project in 2020. She was the Vice-Chair of the Curatorial Collective in 2020. She also has experience in producing arts and cultural events such as music gigs and festivals, comedy shows and outdoor events in Hong Kong and in Melbourne. The organisations she worked for includes Commercial Radio Production Ltd., RMIT University - Events, Tennis Australia etc.
Katherine Lee is a Melbourne-based arts administrator and creative producer from Hong Kong. She obtained an Executive Master of Arts degree with First Class honours from the University of Melbourne and was awarded the Melbourne Graduate Scholarship. She also holds a Master of Arts in Chinese (Literature) from Lingnan University (Hong Kong), and a Bachelor of Arts in Media Culture and Practice from the University of the West of England (Bristol). Katherine is passionate about facilitating the connection between art and society by creating cross-artform programs. In 2020, she co-founded and chaired the Arts Managers Society, an association affiliated with the Student Union University of Melbourne. She is currently the Vice President at the Theatre Utopia (HK), the Community Engagement Coordinator at the Environmental Film Festival Australia (AU), and the Melbourne Coordinator at the Japanese Film Festival 2021 (AU).
Kelly Yoon is a Melbourne-based South Korean Australian artist, curator, and producer exploring ethnicity, language, gender, and political beliefs from her cross-cultural perspective as a 1.5 generation immigrant. Upon the completion of Master of Art Curatorship and Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Melbourne, Kelly has worked with various exhibition spaces including galleries and artist-run-spaces (Trocadero, VCA Artspace, George Paton Gallery & SEVENTH Gallery), libraries (Melbourne University ERC Libraries & Moonee Valley Libraries), and international corporations (LOTTE & Korean National Bank). In 2018, Kelly won the Best Emerging Artist/Curator Award at the Melbourne Fringe Festival for a multi-venue project, “Colliding Borders: Multiple Senses of Belonging.” Kelly believes art has the power to change the world, that it brings communities together to tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems like racism and inequality.