RESUME

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RESUME

Born: Singapore
As a child: Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong.
As a teen: Gold Coast
Current base: Sydney (sometimes the Gold Coast and Brisbane)

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours, School of Arts, Griffith University (2006) Awarded Griffith University Honours Scholarship
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts, School of Arts, Griffith University (2004)
    Double Major in Contemporary Arts (Theory & Practice) and Writing, Minor in Journalism and PR. Received Academic Award.
  • Certificate in Public Relations, School of Journalism, Communications and Public Relations (2000), Griffith University

APPOINTMENTS

  • Freelance Artswriter, Copywriter, Creative comms consultant, Curator, (Apr 2007–current)
  • Lead Writer/Editor, Brisbane Art Design (festival + exhibition), Museum of Brisbane (February-current 2019)
  • Comms consultant/project manager, SHIRLOW STREET STUDIOS, Sydney (March -current)
  • Copywriter, Uber and Uber Eats Australia & New Zealand (Sep 2016–March 2019)
  • Digital Communications Officer, Queensland Government, Brisbane (May 2013–Sep 2016) Departments: Communications, Arts Queensland, Department of the Premier & Cabinet | Media and Content, Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation & the Arts
  • Marketing Manager (Acting), Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane (Aug-Oct 2015)
  • Co-Founder, Co-Director, Rabbit & Cocoon creative precinct, Gold Coast (May 2010-Feb 2014)
  • Arts Development Officer (Project-based), Arts Queensland, Brisbane (Jan 2013-May 2013)
  • Senior Arts Development Officer – Design (Project-based), Visual Arts, Craft & Design, Queensland Government, Brisbane (Nov 2011-Jun 2012)
  • Cultural Development Project Officer (Temporary), City of Gold Coast, Gold Coast (Aug 2010-Sept 2011)
  • Co-Founder, Director, Curator, 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast (May 2008-May 2010)

SELECTED PROJECTS / CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Guest Project Producer, Running Dog at Verge Gallery, Sydney (Nov 2019)
  • Collectors’ Space Art Month Sydney (March 2019)
  • Paddington Walkie-Talkie with Mariam Arcilla & Mason Kimber, Art Month Sydney(March 2019)
  • Guest Curator PRIZE NO PRIZE, THE WALLS Art Space, Gold Coast (Dec 2018)
  • Peer Review Circle, Absolute Humidity, Ed. by Tess Maunder, New York/Manila (2018)
  • Guest Curator PRIZE NO PRIZE, THE WALLS Art Space, Gold Coast (Nov- Dec 2017)
  • Creative Producer/Host, First Thursdays, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (Oct 2017)
  • Performer/Concoctor, Negative Volumes: Danger Magic, Liquid Architecture, curated by Dani Zuvela & Joel Stern, Firstdraft, Sydney (May 2017)
  • Media Liaison/Marketer, Liquid Architecture /FM[X] curated by Frances Barrett & Danni Zuvela, Sydney (Jul 2016 – Jan 2017)
  • Guest Curator, PRIZE NO PRIZE, THE WALLS Art Space, Gold Coast (Nov-Dec 2016)
  • Founding Committee Member, The Sold Coast: Shaping our Culture Strategy, Gold Coast (Apr-Jul 2013)
  • Co-founder, Marketer, Studios Uplate (monthly program), Rabbit+Cocoon, Gold Coast (2012-2013)
  • Curator, Streetcube, Surfers Paradise Festival, Gold Coast (Jun-Jul 2011)
  • Co-Curator, Nine Wives, Nine Lives Gallery, Brisbane (Jun-Jul 2011)
  • Curator (monthly program), 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast (May 2008-May 2010)
  • Curator, Parkrise, Oneway Project, Gold Coast (Jun 2010)
  • Event coordinator, Semi-Permanent Exhibition, Nine Lives Gallery + 19 KAREN, Gold Coast and Brisbane (Mar 2009)
  • Co-Founder/Co-Curator, Tinygold artist-run initiative, Gold Coast (May 2007-May 2009

PUBLISHED WRITING (ART & CULTURE)

  • 2019 What Next: Kirtika Kain, Art Collector, Sydney
  • 2019 Client Liaison: Leisure Suit Larrikins, VAULT: Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2019 Lucas Davidson: A Way In, A Way Out [Book], Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
  • 2018 Object: SKARFE, Sydney VAULT: Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2018 Mason Kimber: Slanted Mansions, Exhibition Essay, COMA Sydney
  • 2018 Rate of Change: COMA, Running Dog, Sydney
  • 2018 Darren Sylvester: Out of Life at Sullivan+Strumpf, Running Dog, Sydney
  • 2018 Laurie Anderson: Artist in Residence – Program feature (New York), Home of the Arts, Gold Coast
  • 2018 Clara Balaguer: A New Type of Manila (Philippines), ACCLAIM Magazine
  • 2018 Q&A with Laurie Anderson – Scenstr Magazine, Brisbane
  • 2018 Tom Polo: Hidden Figures (Sydney), VAULT: Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2018 Hahan: Hack the Market,(Indonesia), ACCLAIM Magazine
  • 2018 Vipoo Srivilasa: Everyday Shrines – Exhibition Essay (Melbourne) Gippsland Art Gallery
  • 2018 Mason Kimber: Future Relics – Exhibition Essay (Melbourne), Sophie Gannon Gallery
  • 2017 Giles Ryder in Bangkok (Thailand), VAULT: Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2017 Seth Birchall: Call of the Wild (Sydney), VAULT: Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2017 Svenja Kratz: Non-Linear Histories – Exhibition Essay, (Brisbane) Spiro Grace Art Rooms
  • 2017 No FFIXXED Address: FFIXXED STUDIOS (China)VAULT: Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2016 Patrons of art, design, and culture (Global), Neue Luxury
  • 2016 Musée Yves Saint Laurent, (Paris/Marrakech), Neue Luxury
  • 2016 Exploring Body Sculptures with Holly Ryan, Broadsheet
  • 2016 Creative Couples: Michael Zavros and Alison Kubler, Broadsheet 2016 Creative Couples: Gail Sorronda and Atlas Harwood, Broadsheet 2016 Lonney White: Dark Materials (Chicago), Neue Luxury
  • 2016 BIGSOUND: Who’s Coming Next (Brisbane), Broadsheet
  • 2016 Reconceptualised Curating (Global), Neue Luxury
  • 2016 Vipoo Srivilasa: Connecting The Pots (Melbourne/Thailand) VAULT: Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2016 Six Films to See: Cine Latino Film Festival, Broadsheet
  • 2016 Exploring Exterior Structures with Bianca Mavrick (Brisbane), Broadsheet
  • 2016 Michael Cook: The Skins We Live In (Brisbane), VAULT: Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2015 Advanced Style/Ari Seth Cohen: Dressing For Your Stage (New York) VAULT: Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2015 Anna Carey’s Nostalgic Worlds, Los Angeles, RAVEN Contemporary
  • 2015 Subtle Relief: Anna-Bella Papp (Italy) – VAULT:Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2015 Ways to Disappear: Hito Steyerl, Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane) -RAVEN Contemporary
  • 2014 Jean Paul Gaultier: Immaculate Conception (Melbourne) -VAULT:Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2014 In Pursuit of Perfection: Brisbane & Gold Coast Graduate Shows 2014 -RAVEN Contemporary
  • 2014 Note to Self by Justin Balmain: Exhibition Essay – THE WALLS
  • 2014 Julie Anne Quay of V Files: File Under V (New York), VAULT:Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2014 Joseph Allen Shea /Galerie Allen: Traversing the Impossible, (Paris) VAULT:Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2013 Alison Kubler & Mitchell Oakley Smith: Art on the Runway (Sydney/Brisbane), VAULT:Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2013 Justin Lee Williams: Night Mountain Oh I Miss You (Melbourne) – Mild Manners x KSUBI @ KOMA
  • 2013 Michael Zavros: Capturing the Prince (Brisbane), VAULT:Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2013 Spaces as Kingdoms – This Place is Yours, Sydney (Launched at VIVID Sydney)
  • 2013 Gold Coast: Beyond the Gloss – Design Online, Asia Pacific Design Library, State Library of Qld
  • 2012 Gail Sorronda: Surrender to Sorronda (Brisbane), VAULT:Australasian Art & Culture
  • 2012 Matt Rabbidge – Mild Manners (Brisbane), The Native Press
  • 2012 Exhibition Essay, From the Place – An Exhibition by Rebecca Ross, Comb Artspace
  • 2011 Sustaining Artist-Run Initiatives, aqblog Policy and Practice in Arts and Culture
  • 2011 Where There’s a Will, There’s a When: Re-imagining the Future – Now + When: Australian Urbanism, Gold Coast City Gallery, RealTime Australia
  • 2011 Art Notes Editor for Queensland, Art Monthly Australia, Australia (Acting: Jul-Aug)
  • 2009 Guest Editor, Issue 105, The Thousands (formerly Fourthousand) 2008 Amber Bignell (Paris), UV Magazine Online Issue #1
  • 2007-2008 Catalogue Essay, tinygold presents Tales from the Cold Ghost I
  • 2007 Jemima Wyman (Los Angeles), UV Magazine

INDUSTRY TRAINING

  • 2018 Write Right [Writing/Copywriting Masterclass], The Good Copy, Sydney
  • 2018 Stop! Grammar Time [Grammar Masterclass] The Good Copy, Sydney
  • 2016 Code of Conduct for Queensland Public Service, Queensland Government, Brisbane
  • 2013 Social Media Communication Strategies in Government, Akolade, Brisbane
  • 2011 Project Management Fundamentals, Australian Institute of Management, Brisbane
  • 2011 Public Sector Writing, Institute of Public Administration of Australia, Brisbane
  • 2011 Managing Projects, Australia Business Arts Foundation, Brisbane
  • 2008 Navigation Arts Business Training, Accredited, Youth Arts Qld, Brisbane
  • 2008 Young Artists Mentoring Program, Youth Arts Queensland, Brisbane

PROJECTS/COLLABS: AWARDS & NOTABLE MENTIONS

  • 2016, Finalist team, Liquid Architecture: FM[X] Sydney, FBi Radio Sydney Music, Arts, and Culture Awards, FBi Radio, Sydney
  • 2016 Selected, Outfielders: A list of Australia’s art world up-and-comers, The Art Life, Australia
  • 2015 Selected, Outfielders: A list of Australia’s art world up-and-comers, The Art Life, Australia
  • 2012 Selected, Queensland’s 50 Best and Brightest, The Courier Mail, Brisbane
  • 2012 Recipient, Cultural Achievement Award (for Rabbit+Cocoon), City of Gold Coast Australia Day Awards, Gold Coast
  • 2012 Recipient, Rabbit+Cocoon ‘Hop on Board,’ Pozible Crowdfunding campaign, Gold Coast
  • 2012 Nomination, Cultural Achievement Award,City of Gold Coast Australia Day Awards
  • 2011 Nomination, Young Alumnus Award, Griffith University Alumni Awards, Brisbane
  • 2011 Recipient, Arts Queensland/Flying Arts Travel Bursary, We Are Here: National Artist-Run Initiatives Symposium, NAVA / Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
  • 2011 Recipient, Artspoken Regional Arts & Culture Award, Volunteering Award for outstanding contributions to a regional Queensland community, Qld Government
  • 2011 Recipient, Ambassador Bursary, Creative3 Forum, Queensland University of Technology Creative Enterprise, Brisbane
  • 2009-2010 Selected, Creative Australians Inspiring our Communities, Gold Coast White Pages Phonebook, Australia
  • 2008 Recipient, Young Artists Mentoring Program, Youth Arts Queensland, Brisbane
  • 2005 Recipient, Griffith University Honours Scholarship and Educational Bursary, Gold Coast 2004 Griffith University Academic Excellence, Award, Gold Coast

SELECTED PRESS

  • 2019 Creative Couples: Mariam Arcilla & Mason Kimber, Broadsheet
  • 2019 Here’s what Sydney’s tastemakers are collecting, Art Collector Magazine (online), Sydney
  • 2018 Prize No Prize, Morning Drive, ABC Radio 91.7FM, Gold Coast
  • 2017 Scarce, F. Reviews: Prize No Prize, THE WALLS, un Projects, Sydney
  • 2017 Mariam Arcilla: Curating and Featuring Australian Artists, SBS Radio, Sydney
  • 2014/2015/2016 Insider’s Fun Guide: Mariam Arcilla, Culture Club, Gold Coast Traveller, Australia
  • 2015 ART/WORK | The Artsworker: Mariam Arcilla, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
  • 2014 Queensland’s 50 Most Stylish, U on Sunday, The Courier Mail, Brisbane
  • 2013 Gold Coast’s cultural future plotted in shifting sands, The Australian, Australia
  • 2012 A Q&A with Gold Coast creative hub, Rabbit+Cocoon, Conversations with Bianca Valentino, Gold Coast
  • 2012 Grant, D. Art & Soul: Cultural Precinct Painting a Brighter Future for the City, Weekend Bulletin
  • 2012 Gold Coast By Design, TODAY, The Straits Times Singapore
  • 2012 Insider’s Guide to the Gold Coast, Scoot Airlines, Singapore
  • 2012 Willoughby, S. Cultural Revolution Begins, Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast
  • 2012 Gold Coast arts and culture profile, YES 93.3 FM Singapore Radio, Singapore
  • 2012 The Case for Creativity (film), ArtsLink, Queensland
  • 2012 License, J. Kicking off the White Shoes, Gold Coast
  • 2012 Willoughby, S. Grassroots is Key to a Cultural Hub, Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast
  • 2012 Marshall C. ‘Cultural Achievement Award: rabbit+cocoon’ ABC Gold Coast 91.7FM and Online
  • 2011 Willoughby, S. Our City Needs a Living Cultural Heart: Turning Point (Exclusive), Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast
  • 2011 King, R. and Flowers, P. Young Things on Top of It, Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast
  • 2011 Profiles: Mariam Arcilla – Naked City Guide, Gold Coast
  • 2011 Cultivating Creativity on the Coast, Griffith News Now
  • 2011 Lund, J. Gold Coast arts and culture in Naked City-Guide, Getaway, Channel Nine, Australia
  • 2011 A Can-Do Artitude, Coast Confidential, Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast
  • 2011 Marshall, C. Gold Coast Arts Community Celebrates New Home, ABC Gold Coast 91.7FM and Online
  • 2011 Windsor, H., Blank Canvas, Precinct Magazine, Surfers Paradise 2011 Stringer, H., The Nine Wives of Nine, Time-Off Brisbane
  • 2010 Hicks, S., Street Art in Surfers’ Heart, Art Nation, ABC TV /612 ABC AM /91.7FM, Australia
  • 2010 Doherty, D. ‘Laneway becomes focus of Surfers cultural event’ Gold Coast Sun
  • 2010 Rigney, V., Cultural Context and Art Practice on the Gold Coast 2000-2010’ in Flying Colours: QCA celebrates 10 years of Gold Coast Alumni, The Arts Centre, Gold Coast
  • 2010 Lightmares interview, ABC 91.7FM, Gold Coast
  • 2010 O’ Riordan, Art+Community, Art Monthly Australia
  • 2010 Mitchell-Smith K., 19 Mood Swings, Art and About, ABC 91.7FM, Gold Coast
  • 2010 19 KAREN, Pedestrian TV, Australia
  • 2010 Burke K., 19 KAREN, Issue 14, Monster Children, Sydney
  • 2010/2009 Creative Australian Recognised for Inspiring Gold Coast Community, White Pages, Australia
  • 2010 19 KAREN, Naked City Guide, Gold Coast
  • 2009 Featured Community Cultural Developer, Young People Creating Queensland Book, Brisbane
  • 2009 Creative Gold Coaster on the cover of White Pages, 612 ABC, Brisbane
  • 2009 Eltham, B. An ‘island culture’ for the Gold Coast?, Benjamin Eltham’s Cultural Policy Blog, Melbourne
  • 2009 Wakeling, E, Tuloch I.,Williams, J. – Emerging Artwriters Program, Artworkers: Writing for Art Edition, Queensland
  • 2009 Strebe, S. Mariam Arcilla wears art on leave, Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast
  • 2009 Robinson, P., Interview – Curator: Creator or Dictator, Feature story in Artworkers, Queensland
  • 2009 Bannister, L. 19 KAREN, Frankie Magazine, Australia
  • 2009 Werkmeister S. Hungry like the Wolf, Look review, The Thousands Brisbane
  • 2008 Hicks, S. Artists Creating a Cultural Coast 612 ABC Radio/ 91.7FM Radio and ABC.net.au Brisbane/Gold Coast
  • 2008 Burke, K., Tinygold’s labour of love, Epoch Times, Australia
  • 2008 St. Martin, M. Ghost of a Chance, Feature story in The Weekend Bulletin, Gold Coast
  • 2008 Arman, T. tinygold Planet Radio, Brisbane
  • 2008 Surgeoner, R. Pap Spears, The Thousands Brisbane
  • 2008 Barker, L. See it! Pap Spears Tuesday Magazine, Gold Coast
  • 2008 Brown, S. Tales from the Cold Ghost II ,Yen Magazine.net Australia
  • 2007 Hogg, V. The Gold Coast Art Scene Triple J interview, Australia 2007 Saint-Martin, M. Fighting Invisibility, Feature story in The Weekend Bulletin, Gold Coast
  • 2007 Duggal, S. Artists Showing Initiative, Feature story in Gold Coast SUN Gold Coast
  • 2006 Broker, D. and Chapman, J. Art to Lunch, 4ZZZ, Brisbane

SELECTED TALKS

  • 2019 Collectors’ Space curator talk with Georgia Hobbs, 541 Artspace, Art Month Sydney, Sydney
  • 2019 In Conversation: Jason Phu with Wilson & Mimi Phu, Art Bar, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • 2018 Laurie Anderson: In Conversation, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast
  • 2012 Public Art: Using Alternative Arts Spaces and Artists in Residence, Arts Dinner, The Centre, Beaudesert
  • 2012 Artist-run Initiatives, Logan Art Gallery, Logan
  • 2012 Creative Clusters Funding + Networking Workshop, Artslink, Mount Tamborine
  • 2011 Young Professionals, Q1 Sky Point, Gold Coast
  • 2011 Empty Spaces Coordinators Forum, University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2011 Visual Arts Speed-Dating /Artists & Gallery Directors, FEHVA Arts Festival, Bangalow
  • 2009 Getting Works on the Wall: Dealing with Galleries, Life After Uni series, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
  • 2009 Energies High School Exhibition, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast
  • 2009 Galleries and Spaces, Artworkers Networker Event, Brisbane
  • 2009 Navigation Arts and Business Training, Griffith University, Gold Coast
  • 2009 Art Growers Art Professionals Consultation, tinygold Gold Coast 2009 Artist-Run Initiatives Panel, Brisbane Artist-Run Initiative Festival (BARI), Brisbane
  • 2008 Alternative Artspaces, Creative Juices, Gold Coast City Council, Gold Coast
  • 2000 Business Basics for Artists, Transit Lounge, Brisbane

OTHER SECTOR EXPERIENCE

  • Gallery Administrative Assistant (Acting), Gold Coast City Gallery, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast (May 2010)
  • Gallery Assistant, George Petelin Gallery, Gold Coast (May 2006-May 2008)
  • Research Assistant, Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University, Gold Coast (May-Nov 2006)
  • Gallery Assistant, ARC Art, Design & Crafts Biennial, Brisbane (Oct 2005)
  • Administrative Assistant, Brisbane Film Festival (BIFF), Brisbane (May 2005)
  • Retail Host, HMV Music Store, Pacific Fair, Gold Coast (2003-2004)