Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Georgie Meagher, based in Melbourne Australia, has a background in contemporary performance, visual arts and creative learning. She was Director of interdisciplinary arts organisation and biennial festival Next Wave in Melbourne from 2014-2018, and previously led public engagement at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney. Prior to that she pursued her own artistic practice, and held roles at Performance Space and Carriageworks and Firstdraft in Sydney. She was the recipient of a Cultural Leadership grant from Australia Council for the Arts in 2012, received a Dunlop Fellowship for the Asialink Leaders Program in 2017. Georgie speaks regularly about access and inclusion, creative risk-taking, and emerging artists practice, and sits on a number of advisory boards and committees including Blocumenta, a blockchain arts funding research project. Independently, she has curated exhibitions about economics, resilience and socially engaged practice, organised screenings about strange obsessions, given lectures about James Franco and published critical texts about the future of artist self-organisation in association with organisations including Gertrude Contemporary, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Artist Network UK and Asialink Arts. She is currently working in the major projects team at the University of Melbourne.
This fall Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition-Making, the first short course to offer training to curators on the concepts and logistics of organizing public events, workshops and other discursive program formats.read more »