Alan Cruickshank was appointed Director of the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia in 2000, the position being elevated to Executive Director in 2008. He has also been Editor, CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ART+CULTURE Broadsheet magazine since 2000 and has additionally instigated as editor/publisher a range of new publications - anthologies and monographs - since 2004. He is currently the longest serving Director in the history of the organisation (as the CACSA).
Alan Cruickshank's vision for the CACSA has been one of the organisation being the contemporary art centre of South Australia - developing the discourse for local critical practices in contemporary art and international cultural partnerships between local and national practitioners and organisations with their equivalents from the (greater) Asian region (our neighbours as such) whose cultural relevance he considers both essential and of paramount importance to national cultural development. The CACSA has not only initiated numerous projects in Australia with artists and organisations from Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong and Japan since 2003 - and in conjunction with its national colleague organisations - but has also presented Broadsheet at both 2006 and 2008 Singapore Biennales as Media Partner (as well as the 2005 and 2007 Venice Biennales at the Australian and New Zealand Pavilions), and CACSA exhibition projects in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in 2008.
A major element of this vision has been that Broadsheet magazine develop into one of the most sought-after and read quarterly publications in the region, presenting critical commentary and analysis on Australian and regional issues (for example refer to issue #4 2008, MADE IN CHINA), with an International Editorial Advisory Board of artists, writers, curators, gallery directors and educators from the UK and Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Complementing Broadsheet's strategic distribution and content reach, a significant publishing program of anthologies and artist monographs has also been initiated, further developing the profile of both the organisation and its program participants nationwide and throughout the Asian region.
Monte Masi has undertaken numerous curatorial and managerial projects locally and nationally, and was co-founder and co-director of FELTspace artist-run initiative in Compton St Adelaide from its inception in 2007 until 2010. In addition to numerous notable exhibitions of emerging and mid-career artists, FELTspace also undertook major projects of a national significance during this time: successful participation in Structural Integrity, a keynote project of the 2010 Next Wave festival in Melbourne, as well as securing funding from the Australia Council of the Arts to produce FELTspace: GOLD, a publication surveying the practices of South Australian emerging artists released in 2011.
Additionally Masi curated the 1st season of odradekaeaf, a series of exhibitions at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation in 2010, and is currently completing a Masters of Visual Arts by research at the University of South Australia, investigating online vernacular expression and its relationship to contemporary art practices. Parallel to his curatorial work, Masi maintains an artistic practice and has exhibited in a variety of gallery and artist-run spaces around Australia, including an upcoming performance project that will debut at the 2012 Next Wave Festival in Melbourne.
ADMINISTRATOR & ADVERTISING MANAGER-
Fiona Scott commenced as Administrator and Broadsheet Advertising Manager at the CACSA in 2009. She has a background in taxation and financial accounting and previously worked at the Adelaide Festival Centre in Creative Programs based in Artspace Gallery and the Festival Centre Collection.
WEBSITE AND WEEKEND GALLERY MANAGER-
Logan Macdonald studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at the South Australian School of Art. Logan has undertaken workshops and projects with the Adelaide City Council, Carclew Youth Arts and the Experimental Art Foundation. Since 2007, Logan has been a Co-Director of FELTspace artist run initiative.
EDUCATION OFFICER –
Polly Dance graduated from Honours in a Bachelor in Visual Art at UniSA in 2009 and has since undertaken a Masters in Curatorial and Museum Studies at the University of Adelaide. Dance has worked in a number of arts education and community development roles both locally and overseas.
Dance has coordinated and curated a diverse range of exhibitions and events in Adelaide. She founded Point Blank, an independent arts magazine in 2008. She worked as a visual art review writer for dB Magazine (2010-11), as Guest Editor of Vitamin (2010) and as a freelance art writer.
BOARD OF THE CACSA- (As of 2011)
Jim Moss Head of Art & Design History & Theory, South Australian School of Art (Chair)
David Stokes (Deputy Chair and Treasurer)
Mirna Heruc (Secretary) Manager, Art and Heritage Collections, The University of Adelaide
Chris Orchard Artist & Associate Professor, Adelaide Central School of Art
Rebecca Field Partner, Adelta Legal
David O'Connor Manager, Exhibitions and Public Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia
Andrew Durham Director, Artlab Australia
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