Meet the Curators
Andrea Briggs is a Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta curator from Narrandera, NSW. Her curatorial practice aims to highlight and support political expressions of artmaking – an approach she considers to be most effective and resonant in contextualising lived experiences. From 2009-16, Andrea coordinated the Black Screen Program at the National Film and Sound Archive, providing access to First Nation Films and touring works to regional and remote areas of Australia. In 2017, she was Program Assistant of the Indigenous Unit at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney. Andrea Briggs is currently the Curator, First Nations at Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA). Since 2018, she has contributed to the care, presentation and development of the MAMA Collection and the development and delivery of exhibitions, with a focus on artistic programs involving First Nation artists.
Nanette Orly is a curator based on Wiradjuri country. She has curated exhibitions and public programs across a number of arts organisations in Australia including Firstdraft, The Lock-Up and Bus Projects. She was a successful participant in 4A Curators’ Intensive 2018 program and her writing has appeared in Vault Magazine, Art Guide Australia, un Magazine and Running Dog. Enthusiastic about promoting curatorial practice; Nanette coordinated a full day symposium 'Independent Curating: Concepts, Challenges and Collabs' at Verge Gallery in 2019 and guest presented the episode 'Curators of Colour' for FBi Radio in Sydney. In 2020, Nanette was appointed Chairperson on the board of Runway Journal. During her two-year tenure, she initiated a close review of Runway Journal’s eighteen year old archive and opened the entire archive up to critique with the publication of 'Issue 42: Archive'. Nanette Orly is currently Curator at Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA).