Curatorial practice

Nadia Odlum has curated exhibitions and public programs for a variety of galleries and institutions. This includes working as Curator of Public Programs at the National Art School to create the project Frame of Mind: Mental Health and the Arts, in collaboration with Edith Cowan University, and as an independent curator for Blacktown Arts Centre for the exhibition 'Talking Posters: Garage Graphix 1981 - 1998'.

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Garage Graphix 

Located in Mount Druitt, Garage Graphix Community Arts Inc.was an outstanding example of community arts practice and leadership inAustralia. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, ‘The Garage’ produced hundreds ofpolitical and socially relevant screen-printed posters with, for, and by thewestern Sydney community. Nadia Odlum curated the exhibition 'Talking Posters: Garage Graphix 1981 - 1998', featuring a selection of works drawn from an archive of over 400 posters, fabrics and objects. The exhibition was held at the Leo Kelly Arts Centre in Blacktown in April 2022, and toured to Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery.

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Image: Garage Graphix: We Have Survived, 1987, screenprint on paper. © Alice Hinton-Bateup and Marla Guppy. Photo: Jennifer Leahy

Frame of Mind: Mental health and the arts

In 2021 Nadia Odlum worked with the National Art School and Edith Cowan University to curate the public programs series Frame of Mind: Mental health and the arts. 

Outcomes from this project were: a publication (featuring artists from Western Australia and New South Wales, and newly commissioned essays from the Brain and Mind Centre and the Black Dog Institute), an exhibition and symposium in Western Australia, and a series of online interviews and studio visits with artists and experts, delivered at the tail end of the Sydney 2021 Covid-19 lockdown.

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In 2018 Nadia Odlum curated a four part exhibition series for Articulate Project Space (Upstairs). It drew together artists and writers whose work explores the navigation of urban space.

Exhibiting artists: Vanessa Berry, Rebecca Gallo, Caitlin Hespe, Judy Marsh, Sara Morawetz, Mollie Rice, Ebony Secombe, Margaret Seymour, Molly Wagner

Writers: Sasanki Tennakoon, Angela Garrick, Gabrielle Chantiri

image details: Sara Morawetz, étalon (provisional light metre), 2018, vinyl, light, dimensions variable

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