PROJECT

MANAGEMENT

SIM LUTTIN HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE OF COMPLEX CREATIVE PROJECTS INCLUDING EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS, AND FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT AND ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS.

KEY PROJECTS

 
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FUNDRAISER - DINING WITH ART, 2019

ROLES: Project Manager, Sponsorship, Marketing & Promotion

SPONSORSHIP: Secured in-kind sponsorship from over 14 event partners

MANAGED: 6 internal staff and volunteers

NATURE OF THE PROJECT: Fundraising event

The Fundraising Dinner in the Arts Project Australia gallery offered an exclusive preview of Arts Project's exhibitions together with a dining experience with a signature style menu by The Recreation. The event raised $30,000+ and guests made a valuable contribution to continuing the outstanding exhibition and studio program for Arts Project Australia's not-for-profit gallery and studio, which promotes artists who work in the Arts Project studio. The one-off dining with art experience was generously supported by The Recreation, as well as local traders Delatite, Monoprint, Art Guide, Fowlers Flowers, SOFITEL Luxury Hotels, Leonard Joel, Refresh Hospitality, MCF, MTC, NGV and Aesop.
 

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MELBOURNE ART FAIR STAND, 2018

ROLE: Curator, Exhibition Design and Project Manager

ARTISTS: Alan Constable, Julian Martin, Samraing Chea and Fulli Andrinopoulos

MANAGED: 3 staff and volunteers 

NATURE OF EVENT: Stand at a 4-day international art fair

Located on the grounds of ACCA, the Arts Project Australia Art Fair stand featured the work of 4 key artists from Arts Project Australia in individualised installations. We selected over 100 artworks that were installed for the four-day Art Fair event. Many artists, collectors, galleries and general public visited our unique and highly anticipated stand.


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FUNDRAISER - DINING WITH ART "WE COULD BE HEROES", 2018

ROLES: Project Manager, Sponsorship, Marketing & Promotion

SPONSORSHIP: Secured in-kind sponsorship from over 12 event partners

MANAGED: 6 internal staff and volunteers

NATURE OF THE PROJECT: Fundraising event


The Fundraising Dinner in the Arts Project Australia gallery offered an exclusive preview of Arts Project's exhibitions We Could Be Heroes curated by Paul Hodges and Pop! curated by Sim Luttin, together with a dining experience with a signature style menu by The Recreation. The event raised $17,000+ and guests made a valuable contribution to continuing the outstanding exhibition and studio program for Arts Project Australia's not-for-profit gallery and studio, which promotes artists who work in the Arts Project studio. The one-off dining with art experience was generously supported by The Recreation, as well as local traders Delatite, Monoprint, Art Guide, Third Drawer Down, Fowlers Flowers, SOFITEL Luxury Hotels, Leonard Joel, Refresh Hospitality, MTC, NGV and Aesop.


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SPRING FLING' COLLINS PLACE POP-UP GALLERY, 2017

ARTS PROJECT AUSTRALIA

ROLE: Curator, Exhibition Design + Project Manager

VENUE: Collins Place, Melbourne, AUS

REPRESENTED: 34 artists

MANAGED: 6 staff and volunteers


Located at Collins Place Melbourne, the Arts Project Australia Collins Place Pop-up Gallery featured the work of 35 emerging, mid-career and established artists from Arts Project Australia in individualised installations throughout the commercially presented gallery space. Over 250 artworks were selected for the 10-day installation. Many artists, collectors, galleries and general public visited our unique and highly anticipated CBD gallery space.

 
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FUNDRAISER - DINING WITH ART "LET'S DANCE", 2017

ROLES: Project Manager, Sponsorship, Marketing & Promotion

SPONSORSHIP: Secured in-kind sponsorship from over 12 event partners

MANAGED: 6 internal staff and volunteers

NATURE OF THE PROJECT: Fundraising event


Dining in the Arts Project Australia gallery offered an exclusive preview of Arts Project exhibition Let's Dance, curated by Charlotte Day, Director MUMA, together with a dining experience with a signature style menu by Merricote. The event raised $17,000 and guests made a valuable contribution to continuing the outstanding exhibition and studio program for Arts Project Australia's not-for-profit gallery and studio, which promotes artists who work in the Arts Project studio. The one-off dining with art experience was generously supported by Merricote, as well as local traders Delatite, Monoprint, Art Guide, Third Drawer Down, Fowlers Flowers, SOFITEL Luxury Hotels, Leonard Joel, Refresh Hospitality, MTC, NGV, Aesop, and Crumpler.


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COLLINS PLACE POP-UP GALLERY, 2016

ARTS PROJECT AUSTRALIA

ROLE: Curator, Exhibition Design + Project Manager

VENUE: Collins Place, Melbourne, AUS

REPRESENTED: 34 artists

MANAGED: 10 staff and volunteers


Located at Collins Place Melbourne, the Arts Project Australia Collins Place Pop-up Gallery (supported by NKN Gallery) featured the work of 34 emerging, mid-career and established artists from Arts Project Australia in individualised installations throughout the commercially presented gallery space. We selected over 400 artworks that rotated throughout the space during the month-long installation. Many artists, collectors, galleries and general public visited our unique and highly anticipated CBD gallery space. The pop-up coincided with FLAIR Art Fair (www.flairmelbourne.com), which Arts Project Australia was a partner venue and Sim designed and managed the FLAIR website and social media accounts.

 
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FLAIR - FLINDERS LANE ART IN REVIEW, 2016

ROLES: Steering Committee Member, Volunteer Website Manager & Design, Volunteer Social Media Manager

VENUE: Various Venues, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, AUS

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS: ARC ONE Gallery, Arts Project Australia, Craft Victoria, fortyfivedownstairs, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

MANAGED BY: Global Art Projects


FLAIR was a Melbourne art event 18-21 August 2016 that showcased a series of curated exhibitions, talks and experiences at the top end of Flinders Lane. FLAIR was presented by ARC ONE Gallery, Craft, fortyfivedownstairs, Arts Project Australia Collins Place Pop-up (supported by NKN and Gandel Philanthropy), Sofitel Melbourne on Collins and Global Art Projects. FLAIR was managed by Global Art Projects and was supported by Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Print Ideas, Art Guide Australia, and Zilla and Brook Publicity.

 
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FUNDRAISER - DINING WITH ART "SIGNATURE STYLE", 2016

ROLES: Project Manager, Sponsorship, Marketing & Promotion

SPONSORSHIP: Secured in-kind sponsorship from over 12 event partners

MANAGED: 6 internal staff and volunteers

NATURE OF THE PROJECT: Fundraising event

Dining in the Arts Project Australia gallery offered an exclusive preview of two Arts Project exhibitions together with a dining experience with a signature style menu by Merricote's Rob Kabboord. The event raised $15,000 and guests at the event made a valuable contribution to continuing the outstanding exhibition and studio program for Arts Project Australia's not-for-profit gallery and studio, which promotes artists who work in the Arts Project studio. The one-off dining with art experience was generously supported by Merricote, as well as local traders Delatite, Monoprint, Art Guide, Third Drawer Down, Fowlers Flowers, Andrei Davidoff, SOFITEL Luxury Hotels, Leonard Joel, Harper and Blohm, Refresh Hospitality, Flinders Island Meat, Stir Crazy and the Coffee Hawker.

 
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TERRY WILLIAMS - SOFT SCULPTURES, WHITE COLUMNS, NEW YORK, 2016

ROLE: Project Manager & Grant Writer

GRANT: Creative Victoria Grant $16,000

NATURE OF THE EVENT: Solo exhibition for an Arts Project Australia artist in New York

TERRY WILLIAMS - SOFT SCULPTURES presented 20 new artworks by established Melbourne artist Terry Williams in New York in March 2015. The solo exhibition showcased new work by Williams, which has been curated by Internationally renowned artist Ricky Swallow and will be shown by Matthew Higgs, director at White Columns Gallery in New York. I accompanied the work to New York and was there to establish new networks and represent Terry Williams and Arts Project Australia.

 
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FUNDRAISER - 40TH ANNIVERSARY ART AUCTION, 2014

ROLE: Project Manager

REPRESENTED: Approx. 40 artists

MANAGED: 10 staff and volunteers 

NATURE OF THE EVENT: One-off fundraising auction

Arts Project Australia's 40th Anniversary Fundraising Auction (the second of its kind) was recreated to raise funds to support the artists at Arts Project Australia. External artists, individuals and galleries generously donated the work for the auction. We raised $40,000 for Arts Project and its artists, with all proceeds raised going to support the artists at Arts Project Australia; there was no buyer’s premium for the auction.

 
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MELBOURNE ART FAIR STAND, 2014

ROLE: Co-curator (with Penelope Hunt  & Brad Rusbridge), Exhibition Design and Project Manager

REPRESENTED: Over 40 artists

MANAGED: 10 staff and volunteers 

NATURE OF EVENT: Stand at a 4-day international art fair

Located at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne the Arts Project Australia Art Fair stand featured the work of 12 key artists from Arts Project Australia in individualised installations and showcase another 25+ artists in a beautiful salon hang installation. We selected over 400 artworks that rotated throughout the space during the four-day Art Fair event. Many artists, collectors, galleries and general public visited our unique and highly anticipated stand.

 
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POLAROID PROJECT, 2014

ROLES: Project Manager & Grant Writer

GRANTS: Arts Victoria Grant $26,000; NETS VICTORIA $10,000

MANAGED: Artists and staff

NATURE OF THE PROJECT: 18-month collaborative project & exhibition

Polaroid Project was a collaborative project that brought together two Melbourne-based artists: nationally acclaimed artist Alan Constable (Arts Project Australia, Melbourne) and Peter Atkins (Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne), one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists. This in-depth collaborative project examined the artists shared interests in the reinterpretation of existing forms, offering the viewer an opportunity to experience the complimentary ways these diverse artists view their distinctive worlds.  Exhibited at Arts Project Australia, Melbourne and, in 2015. at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia. 

 
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KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU, 2012-2014

ROLES: Project Manager & Grant Writer

GRANTS: Arts Victoria Community Partnerships Grant $34,000; Besen Family Foundation $10,000

MANAGED: 20 internal and external artists and staff

NATURE OF THE PROJECT: 2-year collaborative project & exhibition

The aim of Knowing Me, Knowing You is to make wide and lasting connections between Arts Project Australia studio artists and external contemporary artists and more broadly, to break down the barriers between artists with a disability and the contemporary art world. This project is curated by Lindy Judge and is currently supported by Arts Victoria, Besen Family Foundation and Arts Project Australia.

 

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FUNDRAISER - DINING WITH ART, 2013

ROLES: Project Manager, Sponsorship, Marketing & Promotion

SPONSORSHIP: Secured in-kind sponsorship from over 10 event partners

MANAGED: 6 internal staff and volunteers

NATURE OF THE PROJECT: One-off fundraising event

Dining in the Arts Project Australia gallery amongst food-inspired art gave guests an exclusive preview of the exhibition At the Table curated by Emiko Davies, together with a dining experience with an earthy, seasonal menu by Merricote's Rob Kabboord. This one-off ‘dining with art' experience was generously supported by Merricote, 3sidedsquare, as well as local traders Carlei Wines, Melbourne Community Farmers Markets, Third Drawer Down, Fowlers Flowers, Beraldo Coffee, Andrei Davidoff, Rydges Bell City, SOFITEL Luxury Hotels, Leonard Joel, Glenn Tebble Homewares, Glencross Woodworks, Paper-Go-Round, Web Prophets and Bryan Dawe as MC.

 
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MELBOURNE ART FAIR STAND, 2012

ROLE: Co-curator with Penelope Hunt, Exhibition Design and Project Manager

REPRESENTED: Over 40 artists

MANAGED: 10 staff and volunteers 

NATURE OF EVENT: Stand at a 4-day international art fair

Located at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne the Arts Project Australia Art Fair stand featured the work of 12 key artists from Arts Project Australia in individualised installations and showcase another 25+ artists in a beautiful salon hang installation. We selected over 400 artworks that rotated throughout the space during the four-day Art Fair event. Many artists, collectors, galleries and general public visited our unique and highly anticipated stand.

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FUNDRAISER - OUTSIDER ART AUCTION, 2011

ROLE: Project Manager

REPRESENTED: Approx. 40 artists

MANAGED: 10 staff and volunteers 

NATURE OF THE EVENT: One-off fundraising auction

The Outsider Art Fundraising Auction was created to raise funds to support the artists at Arts Project Australia. External artists, individuals and galleries generously donated the work for the auction. We raised over $60,000 for Arts Project and its artists, with all proceeds raised going to Arts Project Australia; there was no buyer’s premium for the auction.

 

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MELBOURNE ART FAIR STAND, 2010

ROLE: Exhibition Design and Project Manager

REPRESENTED: Over 40 artists

MANAGED: 10 staff and volunteers 

NATURE OF EVENT: Stand at a 4-day international art fair

Located at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne the Arts Project Australia Art Fair stand featured the work of 12 key artists from Arts Project Australia in individualised installations and showcase another 25+ artists in a beautiful salon hang installation. We selected over 400 artworks that rotated throughout the space during the four-day Art Fair event. Many artists, collectors, galleries and general public visited our unique and highly anticipated stand.

 
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FIELD OF VISION: INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY EXHIBITION, 2007

ROLE: Project Manager and Curator with Prof. Randy Long & Assist. Prof. Nicole Jacquard 

GRANT: New Perspectives Grant $60,000: Co-authored with Prof. Randy Long & Assist. Prof. Dr Nicole Jacquard, USA

MANAGED: Over 20 artists & volunteers 

NATURE OF THE PROJECT: Present an international contemporary jewellery exhibition

 

Field of Vision was a significant international exhibition of contemporary jewellery and hollowware. The exhibition featured works by North American and international artists Robert Baines, Jamie Bennett, Julie Blyfield, Helen Britton, Sharon Church, Marilyn da Silva, Arline Fisch, Mirjam Hiller, Bruce Metcalf, Tom Muir, Joan Parcher, Jacqueline Ryan, Helen Shirk, Vera Siemund, Kiff Slemmons, Christina Smith, Billie Jean Theide. The exhibition at SoFA Gallery (now Grunwald Gallery) at Indiana University included an accompanying symposium and workshop. Curated by Prof. Randy Long, Dr Nicole Jacquard and Sim Luttin. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which I create and exhibit art. I pay my respects to Elders past and present, as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the wider Melbourne community and beyond. Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded. I acknowledge that I work and live country on which Members and Elders of The Wurundjeri people and their forebears have been custodians for many centuries and on which Aboriginal People have performed age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. I acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of this region.

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