Ian Potter Museum of Art
The Ian Potter Museum of Art is the University of Melbourne’s art museum that presents annual exhibitions, programs and activities and the manages the University Art Collection, the second largest collection of art and artefacts in Victoria. The Potter Museum is a cultural and educational facility, serving both the campus community, arts sector and the general public.
As Public Programs and Events Coordinator I responsible for delivering a range of arts events from public art activation's and live art events in the museum to forums and artist workshops, engaging diverse audiences. The Range of arts events aimed to shift the visitor experience by exploring artistic opportunities that exist both inside and outside of the gallery and nurturing more personalised experiences.
Some of the initiatives include:
- “Inside Out” program launch and live art event
- “Performing Textiles”, VCA Honours Student Exhibition Opening and gallery management.
- “Double Double” event with Melbourne-based choreographers and dancers, Jo Lloyd (Chunky Move, Arts House) and Deanne Butterworth (The SUBSTATION, Gertrude Contemporary, NGV Melbourne Now, Dance Massive)
- “Interdisciplinary Public Forum” series on the themes of Water and Language
- "Mulch - A garden party where science, art and nature collide" conceived by Melbourne-based performance chemist and curator Lichen Kelp.
- “A Secret Symphony” activation with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and exhibition of VCA Animation student works
- Montalto Vineyard Art Experiences with Contemporary artists, Minna Gilligan and Vipoo Srivilasa.
- “Up from the Vault” a monthly series exploring the University collection through the minds of speakers from diverse disciplines.
In addition to coordination of arts activities, artist liaison and program development I have developed the Museum's Merchandise Plan, Student Committee, and supported the development and activation of a range of programs across the wider Museum and Collections Department at the University of Melbourne.
'Inside Out' Launch Event
A museum takeover by six artists presenting live immersive and experiential art, workshops and participatory performances.
MULCH – A garden party where science, art and nature collide curated by Lichen Kelp (Forum of Sensory Motion).
Featured artists: Lisa Lerkenfeldt, Nic Dowse, David Haines, Loren Kronemyer, Kelp D and Benjamin Handcock.
System Garden, University of Melbourne.
Opening night footage from ‘Performing Textiles’ an exhibition featuring new works by Victorian College of the Arts Honours students in Fine Art.
Artists: Jack Coventry, Ceardai Demelza, Hannah Gartside, Carla Milentis, Kiah Pullens, Scotty So, Tina Stefanou, Bronte Stolz, Jennifer Valender, Hayley van Ree