Art Month Sydney appoints Eliza Muldoon as new Artistic Director

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Monday 14 November 2011.

Sydney, Australia

Art Month Sydney has announced the appointment of an Artistic Director for the first time in the three-year history of Sydney’s annual contemporary art festival.

Running from 1st until 25th March 2012, the program of the third annual Art Month Sydney will be developed under the creative vision of Eliza Muldoon.

“We want people to get excited about contemporary art and to make them feel both welcomed and involved. Personally, I’m looking to share my love of the arts and will be extending an open invitation to Sydneysiders to join us next March,” said Eliza Muldoon, Artistic Director of Art Month Sydney 2012.

Andrew Rothery, Chairman of Art Month Sydney said: “We are delighted to welcome Eliza to the team at a point when Art Month is truly coming of age.” “Eliza’s first-hand expertise and understanding of the Sydney contemporary art field makes her perfectly placed to create a dynamic program for our third annual festival,” said Mr Rothery.

An awarded lecturer at the University of New South Wales’ College of Fine Arts (COFA) and founding director of the Arts Interview website, Eliza will be responsible for developing and implementing a curatorial and artistic program to form the basis of Art Month Sydney 2012. Eliza has also taught at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and is a respected arts writer and PhD candidate.

“Art Month offers a unique opportunity to showcase the artists and galleries that form the heart of Sydney’s thriving contemporary art scene,” said Ms Muldoon. “We’re looking to build on the success of the previous two events by offering a reinvigorated artistic program that will attract new audiences to the visual arts as well as appealing to existing collectors and art lovers,” said Ms Muldoon.

The Art Month Sydney 2012 program will include exhibitions, art talks, artist performances, open studios, gallery tours, workshops and panel discussions as well as the popular afterhours gallery openings and art bars.

Art Month events will be held in and around Sydney’s commercial and public galleries as well as at artist-run-initiatives and non-traditional art spaces. Further details of the program will be announced in the months prior to the event.