NAVA’s Executive Director
Tamara Winikoff OAM
NAVA Executive Director, Tamara Winikoff - Lecture
Location: MAIN LECTURE THEATRE, TASMANIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, INVERESK
A NAVA, Tasmanian University – Tasmanian College of the Arts, Inveresk and Contemporary Art Tasmania partnership event.
A FREE EVENT
DATE: Thursday 24 July, 2014
TIME: 12 noon
Life after art school can be a tricky road to navigate for recent graduates. As early career artists leave behind the high level of support provided throughout their studies, where can they go for help in the next stage of their careers as professional artists? The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is the peak body representing the professional interests of the Australian visual and media arts, craft and design sector and provides a range of support mechanisms for recent graduates, including expert advice, referrals, professional practice resources and representation.
Come and hear NAVA’s Executive Director, Tamara Winikoff OAM take you through the ins and outs of what future avenues there are for your practice and what NAVA can do for your career. She will also talk about NAVA’s National Visual Arts Agenda, proposing a set of interconnected moves which could transform Australia into a really great art nation.
Tamara Winikoff OAM is the Executive Director of NAVA and is well known in Australia as an arts advocate, cultural commentator and senior arts manager. She has been involved in arts management for over twenty-five years and has spoken, written and published extensively about cultural and design issues. In 2014 she was awarded the Australia Council’s Visual Arts/Craft Emeritus Medal for “outstanding achievement and contribution to the visual arts and craft in Australia”.
Previously Tamara worked at the Australia Council developing the Community, Environment, Art and Design (CEAD) program, was Director of the Australian Centre for Photography founding the journal ‘Photofile’, and worked at the Power Institute of Art and Visual Culture at the University of Sydney. She also has served on many boards and committees.
Tamara has interspersed these roles with work as an academic, teaching at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University in Sydney and the Oxford Polytechnic in the UK. She has been a chief investigator in three major research projects funded by the Australian Research Council and the Australia Council analysing the art industry and making recommendations for change.
She originally trained and worked as an architect, spending some time as a dig architect on archaeological excavations around the Middle East. She has sustained a lifelong love of the arts, in her earlier years working as a graphic and theatre designer, printmaker, photographer and film-maker.