Moree’s Kate Tuart selected for mentorship at Sydney Museum

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has congratulated Moree’s Kate Tuart on being selected as a recipient of support under this year’s Museums & Galleries NSW Fellowship, Mentorship and Volunteer Placement program.

Kate, who is employed as the Collections and Exhibitions Officer at the Bank Art Museum Moree (BAMM), is one of seven NSW gallery practitioners selected to share a total of $20,000 in funding for professional development opportunities for arts and cultural workers across the State.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall with Bank Art Museum Moree (BAMM) Collections and Exhibitions Officer Kate Tuart, who has been selected as one of seven NSW gallery practitioners to share a total of $20,000 in funding for a professional development mentorship in Sydney.

During her mentorship at Sydney Living Museums, Kate will be working alongside the Curatorial and Exhibitions team, focusing on interpretation, exhibition project management, travelling exhibitions and design processes.

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Mr Marshall said he was proud of Kate and looked forwards to her bringing the benefits of her two-week mentorship training in Sydney back to Moree for the community to benefit.

“It is an incredible honour to receive this scholarship and I congratulate Kate on being one of only seven museum and gallery practitioners around NSW to be selected,” Mr Marshall said.

“I’m delighted that Kate’s dedication is being rewarded and to see how this opportunity can also strengthen the arts and culture space throughout the Moree community and across the region.”

Kate said she was excited about her mentorship and wanted to make the most of opportunity to improve her own skills but also to help BAMM and the local community.

“This is my first job after graduating from University last year, so I am looking forward to developing my skills and helping our gallery offer the best for artists and the community,” Kate said.

“It will also give me an insight into how larger galleries work and I’ll also meet some really good contacts to help build my network that I can call on for ongoing advice and support.”

The Fellowship, Mentorship and Volunteer Placement Program is a Create NSW devolved funding program administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW through annual Small Grants funding of $300,000.

“It is fantastic that our smaller galleries and museums continue to receive this investment each year,” Mr Marshall said.

“I would encourage other galleries and museums in the Northern Tablelands to apply for mentorship opportunities in the future.”

Media Release: August 14, 2018