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Internships

John Ohoiwirin

John Ohoiwirin, Asmat Museum Culture and Progress, assisting with documentation Asmat works in APT7, May 2012

The ACAPA internship program was initiated in 2004 with Muhammad Rain Rosidi, Lecturer, Indonesian Art Institute, and Operational Manager and Curator, Gelaran Budaya Art Space, Yogyakarta. Curators from the Asia Pacific region are, on occasion, selected to spend up to three months at the Gallery working in the Asian and Pacific curatorial department.

Past

Michaek Kisombo
April - June 2013
Michael Kisombo spent 3 months working in Contemporary Pacific Art assisting with collection development, collection documentation and early research for a major exhibition looking at contemporary art of Papua New Guinea. Michael's internship was supported by the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art and University of Queensland Museum Studies Program.

Beatrice Teo
March - July 2013
Beatrice Teo spetn 6 months working the Asian and Pacific art department on collection documentation, didactic texts for exhibition rotations and collection research. Beatrice's internship was supported by the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art.

Carollyn Kavanagh
February 2013
Carollyn Kavanagh spent two weeks working in the Asian and Pacific art department working on collection documentation with a focus on recent acquisitions made through 'The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art'. Carollyn's internship is supported by the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art and the University of Adelaide.

Harriet Hunt
November 2012
Coming from Art History, University of Queensland, Harriet Hunt worked in the department of Asian and Pacific Art during the busy installation period leading up to the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. Her internship involved research for didactic materials, didactic writing for Historical Asian art rotations and the proofing of APT7 didactics. Harriet's internship was supported by the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art.

Reem Fukri
November 2012
Reem Fukri's internship involved final proofing of artists CV's and bibliographic materials for the publication of 'The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art'. Reem's internship was supported by the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art.

Rachel Kite
September - October 2012
Rachel Kite worked in the department of Asian and Pacific Art with a focus on writing didactic materials and children's labels for 'The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art'. Rachel's internship was supported by the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art and Museum Studies, University of Queensland.

Amelia Hine
August - October 2012
Amelia Hine's internship was spent in the Design department and involved working on scaling artworks for 'The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemproary Art'. Amelia's internship was supported by the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art and Museum Studies, University of Queensland.

Vivien Thompson
August - September 2012
Vivien Thompson spent six weeks in the department of Asian and Pacific Art working on didactic texts and labels for 'The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art'. Vivien's internship was supported by the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art.

John Ohoiwirin
May - June 2012
John Ohoiwirin from the Asmat Museum of Culture and Progress, Agats, Papua, Indonensia spent six weeks in Brisbane working between the Asian and Pacific Art department and the University of Queensland's Museum Studies Program. John's internship was supported by the Diocese of Agats, the University of Queensland Museum Studies Program and the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art.

Sushma Griffin
August 2011 - December 2012
Sushma Griffin's internship was spent in the Asian and Pacific Art department working on collection documentation and didactic materials relating to works of contemporary and historical Asian art. Sushma also contributed to research for the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. Sushma's internship was supported by the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art.

Viona Fung
May 2011
Viona Fung's three week internship was spent in the curatorial department of Asian and Pacific Art. Viona worked on Collection documentation and research as well as contribute written materials for a Collection based exhibition of contemporary textiles. Viona's internship was supported by the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art.

Jessica Stalenberg
February - April 2010
Jessica Stalenberg’s six week internship will be spent in Asia Pacific and Indigenous Australian curatorial departments working on a collection based exhibition of work from the Torres Strait and Pacific materials. Jessica's internship will be supported by the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art.

Emily Casey
June - July 2010
Emily Casey spent five weeks in the Asian and Pacific Art deparment assisting with collection documentation as well as writing texts on Collection works for Collection online. Emily's internship was supported by the Australia Centre of Asia Pacific Art.

Jose Tay
November -December 2009
Jose Tay’s four week internship was spent in the Education department working on the realisation of the APT6 children’s programs and the development of the APT6 Summer spectacular festival.  Tay also played a key role in the installation of the Chen Qiulin installation ‘Xinsheng town 265-277’ 2009. Supported by the Asia Pacific Centre of Australian Art, Jose Tay’s internship was funded by the National Museum of Singapore.

Alvis Choi, Michelle Lee and Wong Wingfung
January 2010
During their two weeks residency in Brisbane Alvis Choi, Michelle Lee and Wong Wingfung assisted with the running of APT Summer spectacular children’s festival.  During their internship they also researched artist’s for the ‘Parasite Art Space’,  exhibition ‘Fugue in the Key of Understanding’ 26 March – 18 April 2010 at Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong. Alvis Choi, Michelle Lee and Wong Wingfung were students of the 09/10 Para/Site Art Space – Hong Kong Jockey Club Curatorial Training Programme.  Their internship at the Queensland Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art was funded by Para/Site Art Space and supported by the Asia Pacific Centre of Australian Art.

Yvonne Low
April – June 2009
During her 3-month internship, Yvonne Low worked on Collection documentation and research as well as contributing an essay to the publication accompanying the sixth Asia Pacific Triennial. Her internship was supported by the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art.  

Muhammad Rain Rosidi
March 2004
Muhammad Rain Rosidi was ACAPA’s first curatorial intern. He spent his time at the Gallery researching Collection works for a proposed exhibition of Indonesian drawing. Rosidi’s internship was funded by the Asia Link Centre’s Indonesia–Australia Arts Management Program.