TarraWarra Museum of Art has appointed Wurundjeri and Dja Dja Wurrung woman and current Victorian NAIDOC Committee Chairperson Stacie Piper as First Peoples Curator.
The position forms part of Yalingwa, a major First Peoples visual arts initiative, backed by a partnership between the Victorian Government, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and TarraWarra Museum of Art.
With a primary focus on South East Australian artists, Yalingwa encompasses major exhibitions, curatorial positions and artist fellowships. It was behind the successful exhibition A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, presented at ACCA in 2018 and curated by inaugural Yalingwa curator Hannah Presley; and last year saw the first Yalingwa Fellowship awarded to esteemed artist Destiny Deacon.
Working with TarraWarra Museum of Art, Ms Piper will conceive, curate and realise a major exhibition of First Peoples art, set to open at the Museum in 2021.