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Ashleigh Bunter is a young curator and arts worker who is passionate about supporting and nurturing unrepresented Australian artists' careers and developing innovative projects that provide opportunities to promote talented artists to new audiences. As Director of A. Bunter Projects she organises and curates exhibitions, manages select artists and provides consultancy services to artists, galleries and private collectors. She is regularly commissioned to review exhibitions and write essays for arts publications. Ashleigh is currently working at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, managing the exhibitions and collections programs. In October she will launch a new regional arts event, The Range - Toowoomba's Independent Contemporary Art Festival. ‘A week-long curated series of events that will profile the Artist Run Initiatives that support emerging artists in Toowoomba’s diverse & rapidly growing art scene.’ Ashleigh often manages the First Nations Galleries at The Dreaming and Woodford Folk Festival. She worked as the Exhibition Assistant and Venues Manager on the 17th Biennale of Sydney. Ashleigh holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Distinction from the University of Southern Queensland where she majored in art theory, gallery studies and printmaking and in 2009 she graduated with Merit from the University of Sydney with a Master of Art Curatorship.
Established cultural venues, town halls, even tin sheds can play the important function of hubs of activity where notions of placemaking occur.
This panel will explore the role of the “hub”, through looking at those that have been established for some time through to the emerging and burgeoning.Read full summary