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MAMA to host Art Futures Panel for students, graduates and emerging artists considering a career in the arts

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Murray Art Museum Albury

Pursuing a career in the arts can be daunting. There are many fears, doubts and setbacks that can dampen the hopes of young artists.

January is a time where young people make decisions about embarking on study, seeking internships, or taking a gap year to work or travel.

To help with this decision making, Murray Art Museum Albury had pulled together a panel of arts professionals, for the first ever Art Futures Panel, to be hosted at MAMA on Saturday 20 January.

The panel included established and emerging visual artists, academics, museum professionals, each with a varied and colourful professional pathway, and each with a passion for encouraging the artistic voices of young people.

The panel provided a real-world perspective on the curliest of questions, and hoped to provide some inspiration and guidance for the young artists of the region.

The panel session is free, and was held in conjunction with the Year 12 Art Show.

Panel guests included:

Grant Stevens
: Artist and Deputy Head of School at UNSW Art & Design. Sydney based.

Jo Davenport: 
Established contemporary oil painter. Studio based in
Splitters Creek, Albury.

Marley Dawson
: Sculpture & installation artist, current recipient of Create NSW Regional Arts Fellowship.

Bree Pickering: 
Director of MAMA, experience in USA and Australian arts administration.

Tyler Grace: 
Emerging conceptual art photographer, based in Albury.

Bethany Thornber: 
Emerging Wiradjuri artist, Aboriginal Arts Curator at Murray Arts, Wodonga.

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