Monday 30 September 2019, 6 – 8 pm

Pricing: Free

Location: Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Ct, Adelaide SA 5000

Cassie Thring in conversation with Steph Cibich
Curating and Artist Run Initiatives

Interested in curating and contemporary arts practice or exhibiting in Artist Run Initiatives?

Please join the Art History and Curatorship Alumni Network Committee (AHCAN) for the second event in its 2019 speaker series. The recipient of AHCAN’s Emerging Curator Program for 2019, Steph Cibich will be in conversation with Cassie Thring, SA Artist and Chair of Floating Goose Studios. This salon event will reflect on Steph’s experience of developing an exhibition for the Floating Goose Gallery, working within an Artist Run Initiative, and how this has propelled her curatorial career. The discussion will explore what is involved in exhibiting in an ARI for curators and artists alike, and will be followed by networking drinks.

Cassie Thring, Dark Fancy Grid, 2015, digital images, dimensions variable.

Cassie Thring

Cassie Thring is an Adelaide based visual artist working across disciplines with a genuine determination to play with ideas and ways of making.

Her work reflects an interest in the unknown outer edges of life that, albeit often treacherous, are worthy of inquiry. Drawing upon the overwhelming sorrows and riches of life, the artist becomes both maker and explorer. Thring finds herself pushed into uncharted spaces in an earnest search for the meaning in the uncertainty of life’s adventures.

Since graduating from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2015, Thring has exhibited regularly and has been the recipient of a number grants and residencies. She is the Chair and active member of Floating Goose Studios, on Morphett St, Adelaide and passionate advocate for art programs in aged care and community art workshops.

Her work is held private collections in Australia.

Material Connections exhibition at Floating Goose, featuring works by Sam Gold, 2019, curated by Steph Cibich. Photograph Daniel Marks.

Steph Cibich

Steph is an Adelaide based emerging Curator and Program Officer with a passion for bringing creative projects to life. She believes in art’s palpable ability to help us lead more engaged, and informed lives and is committed to the promotion of contemporary artists.

Steph is the Assistant Curator/ Program Officer at the Centre for Creative Health and was selected as the Emerging Curator for 2019 by the Art History & Curatorship Alumni Network (AHCAN) & Floating Goose Studios Inc. As part of this program, she curated the exhibition ‘Material Connections’ at Floating Goose Studios, Adelaide as part of SALA 2019, and was awarded the City of Onkaparinga Contemporary Curator Award.

In 2018, Steph was awarded a Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) at the University of Adelaide and completed Curatorial and Project Officer internships at the Art Gallery of South Australia. In 2017, Steph was the recipient of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Excellence Award for Marketing and Development support and completed a 12-month internship at Artlink Magazine. Since 2017, she has also volunteered at AGSA in various roles, assisting departments and events such as Front of House, Marketing, Membership, Benefaction and TARNANTHI.

Tickets are limited. 

This event is presented by the Art History and Curatorship Alumni Network Committee, supported by the ART WORKS Program, an initiative of the City of Adelaide in partnership with Guildhouse.

This workshop is part of the ART WORKS program, an initiative delivered by Guildhouse in partnership with the City of Adelaide at the Minor Works Building.

The Minor Works Building is located just off Stamford Court between Sturt Street and Wright Street and sits within the Ergo Apartments development. The two-storey building is owned by City of Adelaide and was originally part of the Council’s old Sturt Street Depot, a warehouse built for the City Engineer’s Department in 1939.

Photographs and/or video may be taken at this event.

By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

If you do not wish to be photographed please inform the photographer or a Guildhouse staff member.