Announcing 'Oceans Pathway' 2024-25

12 Jun 2024

Oceans Pathway 2024-25

The Art Gallery of New South Wales and the University of Queensland Art Museum partner to create opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators and curators.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales and the University of Queensland Art Museum (UQ Art Museum) are thrilled to announce Oceans Pathway 2024–25, a significant partnership that aims to support longform professional development of outstanding contemporary global First Nations arts education and curatorial practice.

The Oceans Pathway initiative has grown out of sustained cross-institutional engagement with global and Great Ocean First Nations artists and practices.

This unique opportunity, which is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, aims to nurture early-career individuals who are passionate about developing a meaningful and fulfilling career in the arts, along with understanding and developing their leadership and community responsibilities.

Applications are being sought for two positions. The Art Gallery is seeking to engage an Assistant Curator in First Nations art (local and global) and UQ Art Museum will appoint an Education Producer across their collaborative Education team.

Both positions will work predominantly on projects specific to each art museum, with opportunities for in-depth research, travel, working with artists, community members, and collaboration with internal colleagues and external stakeholders.

The Oceans Pathway project is designed to encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration between both the Assistant Curator and the Education Producer, through a dedicated residency and exchange at the alternate art museum.

The Assistant Curator and Education Producer will receive mentoring across the Curatorial and Education teams of UQ Art Museum and the Art Gallery, including Curator of First Nations art (local and global), Erin Vink; the Art Gallery’s Indigenous Advisory Group; UQ’s Great Ocean Fellow, Sana Balai; UQ Art Museum’s Adjunct Research Curator Freja Carmichael, among others.

To apply and for more details on the Education Producer role at the University of Queensland Art Museum: UQ Careers.

To apply and for more details on the Assistant Curator role at the Art Gallery of New South Wales: iworkfornsw| ArtsHub

Media Kit: More information and media contact details are available via the Media Kit.