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CRAFTSPERSON & ARTIST

Sim is an arts professional, producer, and maker with 20 years experience as a contemporary jeweller, craftsperson, and artist.  While having always been influenced by nature in her work, Sim's current interest is in exploring yearlong time-based projects that respond to the everyday to create extensive conceptual bodies of work. She is currently represented by Pieces of Eight, Melbourne and Charon Kransen Arts, New York. >> MORE
 
 

CURATORIAL PRACTICE

Curating is something Sim has enjoyed doing for over 13 years. Over that time, she has developed and designed exhibitions in Australia and the USA in small to medium arts organisations, galleries, and non-traditional spaces. As a result, Sim has worked with leading artists, craftspeople, curators, and institutions, most recently in her role as Curator and Gallery Manager at Arts Project Australia. Sim aims to support, promote, and foster connections between artists (including marginalised artists), the arts sector, and the broader public. >> MORE

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Sim has extensive experience producing and managing complex creative projects including exhibitions, events, and fundraising initiatives for non-profit and academic institutions, most recently at Arts Project Australia and Indiana University Fine Arts Department. Recent efforts have included Arts Project's installations at Spring 1883 (2017 & 2018), Collins Place Pop-up Galleries (2016 & 2017), and Melbourne Art Fair (2010-2018).​ >> MORE
 

KNOWLEDGE

Sim has developed expertise in the arts and craft sector while working, volunteering, and studying in Universities, galleries, and not-for-profit institutions, including Craft Victoria, Melbourne (Board member & volunteer); RMIT University, Melbourne (student & co-curator); JamFactory: Design + Craftsmanship, Adelaide (associate); Indiana University, Indiana, USA (student & administrator); and currently at Arts Project Australia, Melbourne (Curator & Gallery Manager). ​>> MORE

COMMUNICATIONS

 Outside her creative practice, Sim has dedicated time to learn about publicity and communications. In a small organisation. you learn on the hop often having to work intuitively, which can often lead to unexpected and innovative outcomes. From writing media releases to setting up, developing, and managing organisational social media profiles, Sim has learned how to develop audiences for her practice and for organisations she has worked for. >> MORE
 

GRANT WRITING

Grants help build artists' careers and support projects within arts organisations. Grant writing is something that comes with being a professional artist, arts manager, and curator. Sim has a lot of experience researching and writing grant applications. >> MORE
 

WEBSITE MANAGEMENT

Sim has experience developing and managing websites (including this one) to promote projects in the arts, as a maker or when working for an arts organisation. Having an accessible and well-designed website is one of the best ways to connect with the arts sector and community. 
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POLICIES

Whether you're an artist, arts administrator or arts organisation, developing good policies and procedures is crucial to survival. Having clear guidelines that allow dynamism and growth, is essential to steer your organisation and art practice in the right direction. >> MORE
 

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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