22 & 23 March 2021

Wondai Regional Art Gallery

40 Haly Street, Wondai

In this workshop artists and cultural workers will work collaboratively on a case study exhibition to learn the fundamentals of curating an exhibition. Participants will participate in three sessions as part of this workshop:

  • An introduction to curating: What is curating? The different types of galleries and venues, understanding what type of exhibitions venues are looking for. The importance of understanding your audience.
  • Planning for success and avoiding problems: Developing an exhibition rationale, timeline and budget. The importance of assessment and marketing.
  • How to present, install, interpret and handle artworks and objects. How to keep public programming and marketing at the heart of all that you do.

Please note while this workshop references many art exhibitions as examples, the curating methodology is the same for social history exhibitions. So, this workshop is applicable for people interested in curating exhibitions for both museums, galleries, as well as other venues.

Aim of the workshop:

To equip artists and cultural workers with the skills and confidence to tackle curating their own exhibitions. At the end of this course participants will:

  • Understand different curation methodologies.
  • Understand that curated projects are scalable so projects can be sized dependant on available time and resources.
  • Understand the process involved to successfully complete a curated project.
  • Have planned an exhibition, which they may like to curate in the future.

Workshop Details:

This workshop is free to attend.

Monday 22nd  & Tuesday 23rd of March, 10am to 4pm.

Please arrive at 9:30am in time to have a cuppa and settle in for a 10am start.

Wondai Art Gallery, 40 Haly Street Wondai.

BYO Lunch. Fridge will be available for workshop participants to use, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

About the Workshop Tutor:

Trudie Leigo is the Regional Arts Project Officer for the Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQRASN). Trudie has worked in and with the galleries and museums industry for 20 years. As a curator, gallery manager and registrar in commercial, not for profit and public galleries. She holds an MA in Museum Studies and a BA in Art History & Theory and Social Anthropology from the University of Sydney. Trudie is also the Vice President of the Australian Museums and Galleries Association – Queensland Branch.

To book

Places are limited so please email Trudie Leigo on t.leigo@cqu.edu.au or phone 07 4150 7736.


This project has been supported by:

The Regional Arts Services Network is an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. CQUniversity has been appointed as the Central Queensland Provider. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Bundaberg, Fraser Coast and South Burnett Regional Councils to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.