Meet the Curators
Clothilde Bullen, a Wardandi (Nyoongar)/Yamatji woman, is Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander exhibitions and collections at the Museum of Contemporary Art. She was previously Curator of Indigenous art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, where she worked for over a decade. She 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. She is the coeditor of the black edition of Artlink magazine in 2018 and is a board member on Artmonthly magazine. Clothilde has written and had feature essays in a number of catalogues including Defying Empire, Tarnanthi and Being Tiwi, and been published extensively including in Artlink and Sturgeon. She is an alumni member of the British Council Accelerate Scholarship for Indigenous leadership in the arts.
Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Daniel Mudie Cunningham has been Senior Curator of Visual Arts at Carriageworks since 2017. Previously, he has held roles as Head Curator at Artbank, Curator at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and lecturer and senior research associate at Western Sydney University, where he completed his doctorate in cultural studies in 2004. Recent curatorial projects include Good Neighbours (2017) at Artbank, Sydney; Loved at the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart (2015) and Carriageworks, Sydney (2016); and Lost and Profound (2015) at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. A widely published arts writer, Daniel has authored several artist monographs and edited numerous publications including the magazine Sturgeon (2013–16) and most recently, a book chronicling the history of the influential Sydney artist-run initiative MOP Projects (Formist Editions, 2017).
Anna Davis is Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, where she works with artists to present ambitious projects inside and outside the gallery environment. Her recent exhibitions and publications include: Sun Xun (2018), Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy (2017), New Romance: Art and the Posthuman (2015/2016, co-curated with Houngcheol Choi), Energies: Haines & Hinterding (2015) and Workout: 7 Days of Experimental Performance (2013). Prior to her role at the MCA, Anna was Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Assistant Curator at dLux media arts Sydney. Anna has a background as an artist and holds a PhD in Media Arts from the University of NSW. She speaks and publishes widely on contemporary art and curatorial practice, and has presented exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand and Korea.
Isobel Parker Philip
Isobel Parker Philip is Curator of Photographs at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, where she is responsible for the photography collection and contributes to the wider exhibition program. Her curatorial projects address the complexity and elasticity of the medium and include Imprint: photography and the impressionable image (2016), New matter: recent forms of photography (2016–17), and Hold still: the photographic performance (2018). In 2017 she was the coordinating curator of Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium. Isobel has independently curated exhibitions in a range of institutional contexts, most recently An elegy to apertures at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2017). She has written catalogue essays for numerous artists and contributed to publications for the National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.