Rayleen Forester

Professional development                                                                                                                             

2019-2020          Curator in Residence, ACE Open, Adelaide, SA

2018                    Writer in Residence, ART WORKS, Guildhouse and Minor Works, SA

2015 – ongoing    Founder and Co-Editor, fine print magazine,

2014-15                Curator, Adelaide City Council

2013-14                Acting Visual Arts Manager, Adelaide Festival, SA

2013-14                Chair, Visual Arts Sub-committee, Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, SA

2012-13                Artists’ Services Coordinator, Adelaide Fringe, SA

2012                     Curatorial & Production Secondment, Manifesta9, Genk, Belgium

2011–2012           Visual Arts Coordinator, Adelaide Festival, SA

2011                      Visual Arts Coordinator, Nexus Multicultural Art Centre, SA

2009–2010         Gallery Attendant, MEM Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2007–2008         Co-Director/Co-founder, FELT space, artist run initiative, SA

2007–2008         Museum Attendant, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, SA

2004–2008        Gallery Manager, Greenhill Galleries Adelaide, SA

Curatorial Experience                                                                                                                                 

2020                     If the future is to be worth anything: 202 SA Artist Survey, ACE Open, SA

2019                     The Scene is the Seen, co-curator with Ray Harris, Holy Rollers Studio, SA

2016                      Playground, JamFactory, Adelaide, SA

2015                      FX Harsono: Beyond Identity, curator, Nexus Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2015                      Shifting Senses, curator, m16 Gallery, Canberra, ACT

2014                      Artists Week 2014, co convener, Adelaide Festival, SA

2013                      to the things themselves, Curator, FELT space, Adelaide, SA

2011                      Human Doings, Festival of Unpopular Culture, AC Arts, Adelaide

2010                      Mentorship with MEM Gallery Director, Katsuya Ishida, Osaka, Japan

2008                      Emerging Curator’s Project, Arts SA, Adelaide, SA

2008                      Straight Outta Compton, Curator, FELT space, Adelaide, SA

2008                      Different Lights, Curator, Nexus Multicultural Centre Gallery, SA

2007                      Quiet Hands, Curator, Gaff Studio, Port Adelaide, SA

2006                      Ideal Worlds, Co-Curator, Gaff Studio, Port Adelaide, SA

2005                      Michael Linscott, Curator, Greenhill Galleries Adelaide, SA

2004–2005           BANK Gallery, Curator, South Australian School of Art

2004                       No Place Like Home, Curator, SEAS Gallery, Adelaide, SA

Grants awarded                                                                                                                                    

2020                      Arts SA, Professional Development grant

2019                       Australia Council, Professional Development grant

2015                       Australia Council, Professional Development grant

2014                       Arts SA, Professional Development grant

2012                       NAVA, Curator Mentorship Initiative grant

2009                       Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Japan travel fund

2009                       Arts SA, Professional Development grant

2008                       Arts SA, Emerging Curator’s Project

2008                       Arts SA, Independent Makers & Presenters

2007                       South Australian Youth Arts Board, project development grant

2007                       Arts SA, Independent Makers & Presenters grant

2004                       Helpmann Academy, project development grant


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