For the fifth year, the Queensland Art/Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) Brisbane has agreed to provide the guest judge for the 1770 Art Show. The judge for 2017 is Ms. Kyla McFarlane. This will be Kyla’s second visit as a judge to the 1770 Art Show.
Kyla is Acting Curatorial Manager, Australian Art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. She has worked both independently and held key curatorial positions at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (CCP) and Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Kyla has written and curated extensively on visual art in Australasia, with a particular emphasis on lens-based and feminist practice. She holds a PhD in visual culture from Monash University, focusing on the relationship between photography, feminism and psychoanalysis.
In 2014 Kyla was an Asialink Arts resident in Singapore. Recent curatorial projects include APT8 at QAGOMA, NEW14 at ACCA, Melbourne; The Sievers Project, 2014 at CCP; True Self: David Rosetzky - Selected Works 2013 at CCP; and A Different Temporality: Aspects of Australian Feminist Art Practice, 2011 at Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne.
Kyla will arrive on Monday May 15th to view the artworks on display and make her decisions as to the section awards. Kyla has graciously agreed to be in attendance on opening night, Wednesday, May 17th, and will be available to talk with artists and guests in a walking tour of the art works on display immediately following the announcement of the 2017 winners.