New Curator for Adelaide Central School of Art

We are delighted to welcome Andrew Purvis to the new position of Curator – Exhibitions

Purvis has worked closely with Adelaide Central School of Art since arriving in Adelaide from Western Australia in early 2016. He was a co-curator with Sasha Grbich for the award-winning exhibition, TRACK, held in Adelaide Central Gallery in 2017, and has also worked as a Supervisor for final year degree students since 2016. He will continue to undertake supervision work alongside his role as Curator – Exhibitions in 2018.

“Andrew is a most accomplished Curator and his tenure marks an exciting chapter for Adelaide Central Gallery.
Its program will be integrated more closely with the School’s curriculum,” says Ingrid Kellenbach, CEO Adelaide Central School of Art. “We also look forward to forging new partnerships through Andrew’s interstate contacts.”

Purvis has established valuable relationships in South Australia through his position as the 2017 City of Adelaide’s Emerging Curator. He has curated numerous exhibitions at the ArtPod and Adelaide Town Hall, including the recent Exercises for Lazy Eyes (Max Callaghan, James Dodd, Anna Gore, Zoe Kirkwood and Christian Lock).

“I’m absolutely thrilled by the opportunity to join the exceptional team at the School,” says Purvis. “I look forward to developing an exciting program of exhibitions that thrills and inspires our students and visitors.”

Current Project Manager – Exhibitions, James Edwards, will leave his position at the School in February to study a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) at the University of Tasmania.

“The delivery of the School's exhibition program has been extremely well-managed during James’ term with us and it has been a delight to work with him over the past four years,” said Kellenbach.

“We wish James all the best for this next stage of his career as an artist and we look forward to an ongoing relationship as he brings his skills and talents to Tasmania.”

Read more in the School's Media Release here.