Join us for free student and educator-focused conversations with industry experts about pathways and success in the arts. Get behind-the-scenes insights from curators and artists and learn about developing artworks that communicate meaning and purpose, the selection process for graduate art exhibitions and judging criteria for art awards.
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Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson (Artist)
Is a multi-award-winning artist, including: the Schenberg Art Fellowship of $40,000 for Hatched National Graduate Exhibition in 2018; Joondalup Art Prize overall winner of $25,00 in 2020; and the Forrest Research Foundation Creative and Performance Leadership Award in 2022. She has exhibited at Carriageworks, The Brisbane Powerhouse, Fremantle Arts Centre, PICA, John Curtin Art Gallery, Goolugatup Heathcote.
Pip Lewi (Artist)
Has gone from being a Year 12 graduate artist exhibiting in Perspectives 2014 to a judge on the selection panel of the West Australian Pulse exhibition at the Art Gallery of WA in 2023. Pip has exhibited at Goolugatup Heathcote, PICA, Sculpture by the Sea, Perth Festival and was highly commended at the Fremantle Art Centre Print Award and City of Fremantle 25Under25 Award.
Brent Harrison (Hatched Curatorial Fellow)
Has worked in different capacities with the Art Gallery of WA, PICA and Goolugatup Heathcote. Brent has also undergone professional development with Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Perth Centre for Photography and the Australia Council’s Professional Development Program at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
Is PICA’s Public Programs Manager and is also curator for Spaced, a WA-based organisation that produces and commissions socially engaged art projects and residency exchanges across regional and remote WA. She was a founding member and chair of artist-run space Cool Change Contemporary from 2018-21 and director of Moana Project Space in 2016-17. She graduated with a Masters (Distinction) in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, London in 2015 and participated in the Australia Council’s Professional Development Program at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
Is PICA’s recently appointed Director/ CEO. Hannah has worked as a curator across several arts organisations across Australia, including the Monash University Museum of Art, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Next Wave Festival and the Biennale of Sydney. Hannah has a specialisation in performance art.