Adelaide Fringe

Emerging Artist Appointed As Gallery Curator

Carclew Youth Arts has appointed Riley O’Keeffe as the 2011 Foyer Gallery Curator.

An artist and curator, Riley recently graduated from the South Australian School of Art and also received first class honours when completing his degree in Visual Art in 2010, with his work being selected for the 2011 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition.

During his second year of study, Riley was a founding member of art collective TwoPercent, an initiative aimed to raise the profile of emerging local artists, providing Riley with the opportunity to organise and curate multiple shows as well as exhibiting his own work.

During 2010 Riley was approached by the Adelaide Fringe to curate the inaugural show of the newly launched ‘Trigger’ gallery. The show was a success for the Adelaide Fringe and the artists involved as well as a great personal accomplishment for Riley.

While pursuing his career as an artist, Riley is also continuing to work within a curatorial and arts management roles. In addition to being appointed as Carclew’s Gallery Curator. Riley has also recently been selected as a committee member of the artist run initiative ‘Feltspace’.

Riley will be engaged as Curator from February to December 2011 and will curate eight exhibitions during this period, with each exhibition lasting approximately 6 weeks.

As curator, Riley will be responsible for the selection of artists and coordination of exhibitions, installing and uninstalling the artworks and coordination of exhibition launches.

For updates on current and upcoming exhibitions visit the Carclew website www.carclew.org.au

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