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MAMA’s first Curator no stranger

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When
2015-06-25
Author
Murray Art Museum Albury

Well known Visual Arts Coordinator, Bianca Acimovic has been named inaugural
Curator for the new Murray Art Museum Albury, MAMA.

Bianca has been part of AlburyCity's Cultural Services Team since 2010 and has been responsible for creating some of the former art gallery's most successful exhibitions, many of which are currently touring Australia.

Among her successes are the Drawing on Drysdale exhibition, showcasing Australian modernist Artist Russell Drysdale, Francisco Goya an 18th Century Spanish Artist, French Artist Jacques Callot, and The Price of Life, the story of Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan who was held to ransom for 462 days in Somalia in 2008.

Bianca has also written catalogues for these exhibitions as well as for the 2013 LibraryMuseum Phantom exhibition and for emerging artists Andrew Pearce, Catherine O'Donnell and Richard Jansen.

MAMA Director, Jacqui Hemsley, says since joining AlburyCity, Bianca has helped grow the city's visual arts collection by 58%. "Bianca brings incredible energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to the team."

Prior to joining AlburyCity, Bianca was Curator at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery and has also held positions at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), University of Queensland Art Museum, Queensland Public Art Agency, and regional galleries in Toowoomba and Cairns. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts, has a Master of Museum Studies and is currently studying for a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Chair of the MAMA Advisory Committee, Dr Guinever Threlkeld says the appointment of Bianca as MAMA's first ever Curator is warmly welcomed. "Bianca has been a key driver in the creation of MAMA and shares the same vision and ambitions for the new art museum as Council, the committee and the rest of the team."

"Her contribution to the design and functionality of MAMA has been insightful and through her relationships with leading Australian contemporary artists, has helped to secure the opening suite of exhibitions including Wiradjuri Ngurambanggu and Deborah Kelly's solo exhibition, No Human Being Is Illegal (In All Our Glory)."

Bianca says she's delighted to accept the role of Curator and is looking forward to the challenges ahead and in bringing MAMA to life.

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