Nice to Meet You: Freja Carmichael

Wednesday 18 October 2023,

Pricing: Free (RSVP essential, places are limited)

Location: Adelaide Contemporary Experimental (ACE),Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace, Kaurna Yarta, Adelaide SA 5000

Presenter: Freja Carmichael

Nice to Meet You with Freja Carmichael
Co-presented by ACE and Guildhouse

Join us at Adelaide Contemporary Experimental to welcome independent curator Freja Carmichael, a Ngugi woman belonging to the people of Quandamooka, Moreton Bay.

Over the past decade she has worked alongside First Nations artists and communities as an independent curator on exhibitions, programming, collection research and writing. Freja’s work is focused on Indigenous fibre and weaving practices and creating sites of sharing and intercultural exchanges through collaborative curatorial approaches. Freja recently co-curated the National 4: Australian Art Now, Carriageworks (2023) and other curatorial projects have included national touring exhibition long water: fibre stories (2020-22), Institute of Modern Art, Weaving the Way (2019), The University of Queensland Art Museum and co-curator of The Commute, 2018, the Institute of Modern Art. Freja was an inaugural participant of the National Gallery of Australia’s Wesfarmers Indigenous Arts Leadership Program in 2010 and is a member of the Kluge- Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Advisory Council and Northsite Contemporary Art Gallery Board. Freja is currently a PhD candidate with The University of Queensland and works intergenerationally with her family on Quandamooka weaving practices.

Nice to Meet You is a series of public talks which invites visiting curators to share their knowledge and experiences with Adelaide audiences and arts communities. Speakers are invited to share their career journeys and insights into their organisation and upcoming projects with local audiences. The project is part of ACE Open and Guildhouse’s shared motivation to create points of connection, exchange and learning within the visual arts between South Australia, Australia and other parts of the world. 

Speaking to a small audience, Nice to Meet You is an opportunity to connect meaningfully with the trajectory of an arts leader who engages artists and audiences through thoughtful and ambitious curation.

This initiative has been supported by the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia. 

Images: Freja Carmichael. Image courtesy the speaker.