We’re pleased to announce that the Hatched: National Graduate Show 2017 will be curated by emerging curator and exhibition designer Olivia Nichols. Olivia graduated from Curtin University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts (Interior Architecture), Honours (First Class Honours).
Starting her career with PICA as an Exhibitions Intern in October 2014, she also recently completed a three-month internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy.
In her role as Exhibitions Assistant, Olivia has worked to coordinate and deliver two previous Hatched National Graduate Shows and this year takes on the role of Hatched 2017 Curator. Olivia will be mentored by our Senior Curator Eugenio Viola and Exhibitions Manager Nadia Johnson.
The Hatched: National Graduate Show features work by 35 recent graduates of the highest calibre from art schools all over the country. It tests the pulse of the nation’s emerging arts scene while acting as an important platform for showcasing future artistic leaders.
Schenberg Art Fellowship Increases in Value
Entering its eighth year, the Schenberg Art Fellowship will once again be awarded to an exceptional Hatched artist. This prestigious award, which increases to $40,000 in 2017, is a major investment in the burgeoning career of an emerging Australian artist.
PICA is pleased to be working with the University of Western Australia and the trustees of the Dr Harold Schenberg bequest on this significant award for emerging artists. The winner will be announced at the Hatched 2017 opening night celebration on Friday 5 May.