How would you rank the best public art of 2017? Meet UAP’s Principal and Senior Curator , Natasha Smith who will join Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund to review the best public art projects of last year.
Beginning her career with degrees in Fine Arts and Art History, and postgraduate studies in Art Curatorship and Museum Studies, Natasha worked in the commercial and public arts sectors within the Asia Pacific region prior to joining UAP in 2009. Highly skilled in curating art for the public realm, having developed art masterplans and strategies, conducted creative placemaking and delivered art programs for commercial developments, Natasha has master-planned cities and community spaces across Australia, the Middle East, Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Natasha leads the UAP curatorial team globally and has had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of leading and emergent international artists and studios. She has worked closely with leading international curatorial collaborators including Mona Khazindar (previous Director General of L’Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris); Chris Saines (Director of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane); Franchesca Cubillo, (current Chair, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Board and previous, Senior Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, National Gallery of Australia); Alison Kubler (Curator, Writer and Co-Author of Art and Fashion in the 21st Century, published by Thames and Hudson); and Aaron Seeto, Director of Museum MACAN, Jakarta. Natasha’s passion is to work with commissioners and multi-disciplinary design teams to vision and curate public places.
Join Public Art Fund Director and Chief Curator, Nicholas Baume alongside UAP Principal and Senior Curator , Natasha Smith — as they look at their take on the top public art projects of 2017. A curated list of projects encompassing diverse public art mediums, including from sculptures, installations, landmark art, architecturally integrated works and highly conceptual art from across the globe
Live, Wednesday, January 31 8 am AEST / 5 pm EST Monday, January 30
With limited spaces available, register now to secure your spot.