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

17 January 2018

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 has 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 include 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 will provide a real-world perspective on the curliest of questions, and hopefully provide some inspiration and guidance for the young artists of the region.

The panel session is free, and held in conjunction with the annual Year 12 Art Show currently exhibiting at MAMA and LibraryMuseum in Albury.

Panel guests include:

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.

Whether you are considering practicing fine arts, arts education, community engagement, museum studies, or just gaining a deeper understanding of the life of an artist, we welcome you to join the conversation on Saturday 20 January, from 11.00am – 12.30pm.


Michael Moran, MAMA Curator & Art Futures Panel Moderator