27 August, 2023

Emerging curators on show

TWO upcoming exhibitions ‘Cyber Culture’ and ‘Resting Place - Stories of Deen Maar’ will showcase the journeys of two young local artists as they step into the role of curators.

By Staff Writer

The curators, under the guidance of experienced artists, have been learning the processes required to launch an exhibition thanks to the Moyne Virtual Gallery (MVG) Emerging Curators development program. 

Amelia Bell has been mentored by cultural artist and arts practitioner Sherry Johnstone while Rose Owen has been mentored by the Hamilton Art Gallery. 

Both exhibitions can be viewed in the Moyne Virtual Gallery online at from August 27 to October 27 and a special preview event is planned for Koroit Theatre. 

The preview event will run from Friday, September 8 to Sunday, September 10, featuring free digital art and Indigenous art workshops across the weekend.

Moyne Shire mayor Cr Karen Foster said the exhibitions would be a fantastic opportunity to see the creativity of local artists.

“We have such talented creators of all types in south west Victoria and it’s fantastic to be able to support them and showcase their talents through programs like this,” she said.

“I can’t wait to hear what Amelia and Rose have learnt through the Emerging Creators program and look forward to seeing how they have put those skills to the test in creating these exhibitions.”

‘Cyber Culture’, curated by Rose Owen, responds to the complexities of living in a digital era, inviting viewers to contemplate the influence of the internet on their day to day lives. 

New artworks from eight young local artists are featured. ‘Resting Place - Stories of Deen Maar’, curated by Amelia Bell from Gunditjmara Country, features new artworks from seven local First Nations artists touching on ancient Aboriginal belief systems, coastal wonders and spiritual journeys related to Deen Maar Island. 

More details and workshop booking forms can be found at 

The MVG Emerging Curators Development Program has been supported by the VicHealth Jumpstart Fund. 


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