Developed in conjunction with QUT Creative Industries and QUT Equity staff, alongside members of the Queensland Art Teachers' Association (QATA), and produced by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Film and Television students, ART/WORK Online follows the career and study pathways of seven individuals working across varied roles in the visual arts sector: the curator, arts worker, artist, gallerist, art installer, educator, and conservator.
Sam Cranstoun is a practicing visual artist and founding member of Artist-Run-Initiative (ARI) Current Projects.
Sam is currently represented by a commercial gallery and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and internationally. In 2009 and 2007, Sam was the youngest finalist in the prestigious Archibald Prize, for a portrait of his father, Peter Cranstoun, and actor, Gyton Grantley, respectively. His work is held in both private and public collections.
Amy-Clare McCarthy is a curator and writer. She is currently the Visual Arts Co-ordinator at Metro Arts, Brisbane, and works in Exhibitions at the State Library of Queensland (SLQ). She is a founding member and co-director of Artist-Run-Initiative (ARI) Current Projects.
Amy-Clare completed a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Art) Honours at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2010. Amy-Clare's Honours thesis focused on an analysis of different modes of participation in contemporary art.
In 2011–2012 Amy-Clare completed internships with MoMA PS1 and e-flux, New York. She has previously been published in un Magazine (AUS), Dispatch (online) and The Maximilian (online), and has written catalogue essays for The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize 2013, FELTspace and Current Projects.
Adam Jefford is a Visual Art and Design Specialist Secondary Teacher. He is currently the Head of Creative Industries at Pimpama State Secondary College, Vice-President of the Queensland Art Teachers' Association (QATA), and an Executive Board Member for Queensland Advocates for Arts Education (QAAE).
Adam completed a double Bachelors Degree of Creative Industries and Secondary Education at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), with Distinction and Second Class Honours Division A in 2008, after receiving a Diploma of Visual Arts from Southbank Institute of TAFE in 2004.
In 2012, Adam was the fourth Queensland-Smithsonian (Cooper Hewitt) Design Museum Fellow; a program offering Queensland school teachers the opportunity to travel to the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York and work with the Cooper-Hewitt's education department.
Kelly completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Photographic Materials Conservation and Master of Cultural Materials Conservation (Paper Specialisation) at the University of Melbourne in 2010, after graduating with a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours at the University of Melbourne in 2004.
Following graduation in 2010, Kelly worked as a Graduate Photograph Conservation Intern at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and Foto Restauratie Atelier (The Netherlands), before completing an Andrew W Mellon Fellowship in the paper conservation lab at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
The Art Installer
Liam O'Brien is a practising visual artist and art installer. Liam is currently Exhibitions Officer at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane, where he coordinates the technical aspects of the exhibition delivery.
Tess completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with Distinction, in 2012. She has also participated in the Gwangju Biennale Foundation, The 5th International Curator Course, and a Curatorial Intensive: What does it mean to be international?, a training program for young curators by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, in 2013.
Mariam Arcillia is an arts marketer, writer, and curator. She is the Co-founder of Rabbit+Cocoon creative precinct, Tinygold, and 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace. She recently stepped down to work full time in the public sector.
Mariam completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours (1st Class) at Griffith University in 2006, after graduating with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Double major: Contemporary Arts and Creative Writing) in 2004, and a Certificate in Public Relations in 2000, both from Griffith University.