Art Month Appoints Kate Britton As Artistic Director Of The 2018 Festival
Posted on Tuesday, 7 November, 2017
Art Month Sydney is excited to announce the appointment of curator Kate Britton as Artistic Director for the 2018 festival. Kate has a passion for celebrating emerging and experimental artists and practices, and brings a strong connection to fresh local talent working across diverse art forms. As part of her role Kate will curate the inaugural exhibition of unrepresented emerging artists, a new initiative for Art Month in 2018, as well as the Collector’s Space, an annual Art Month initiative that celebrates art collecting. She will also helm the popular precinct nights, curating a program of dynamic performance and visual art across four precincts throughout the month. Britton says of her appointment: For almost ten years, Art Month has been a fantastic platform for artists and galleries to celebrate what they do. I’m excited to work with some of the inspiring individuals and spaces that enliven our local arts community, and shine a light on the incredible work they do year-round. This year, the festival will delve into the unique ecology of spaces and practices that contribute to Sydney’s rich cultural life, and I am eager to bring new perspectives, voices and talent to Art Month’s growing audiences. An independent curator, writer and producer based in Sydney, Australia, Britton has worked with numerous spaces and festivals with an experimental and interdisciplinary focus including Campbelltown Arts Centre, Firstdraft Gallery, Underbelly Arts Festival, Kaldor Public Art Projects, FBi Radio, and the This is Not Art Festival. She has published writing in Art Monthly, Art Collector, Runway, un magazine, Sturgeon, and Das Superpaper, as well as catalogues and exhibition texts. Her current curatorial practice focuses on queer practices, experimental and interdisciplinary forms, and new modes of collaboration. The ninth Art Month Sydney festival will run from 1 to 25 March, 2018, bringing together exhibitions, events and activations in commercial galleries, artist-run spaces, and public spaces across the city, and will include a world-class line-up of Australian and international artists. We look forward to seeing Kate’s energy put towards a fresh and exciting festival in March!