New Curator + Collections Lead

The City of Fremantle is thrilled to announce the new Curator & Collections Lead; Abigail Moncrieff. Abigail is an esteemed curator and arts leader who has worked both independently and within major institutions across Australia.

Based at Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) and working in close collaboration with the Manager of Arts and the Arts leadership team, the Curator & Collections Lead will curate the annual gallery program at the FAC and lead the City of Fremantle Visual Arts team across the portfolios of public art, City collections, The Moores Building Arts Space and wider Arts portfolio.

Recognised nationally for her curatorial work, Abigail’s multi-disciplinary approach is considered and confident with extensive curatorial experience across exhibitions, collection practices and public art contexts. She has a deep respect for artists, and highly developed liaison skills within the national arts community.

Abigail has held curatorial roles at Carriageworks, ‘The National: New Australian Art’ 2021, MCA Australia, C3West, ‘Experimenta Speak to Me’, International Biennial of Media Arts, and realised ‘La Passion de Jeanne D’Arc: Rozelle Hospital’ with Venezuelan artist Javier Tellez for Biennale of Sydney. Her experience includes an ongoing interest in curating social and digital art projects and exhibitions, often investigating forms of curatorial practice beyond conventional exhibition models at institutions. Abigail was awarded an MFA from UNSW Art & Design for curatorial research involving community and regional engagement, which culminated in the exhibition ‘Sentient’ at Murray Art Museum Albury with artist James Nguyen.

Abigail has edited and contributed to numerous catalogues and publications, regularly contributing to Australian art journals.

We are looking forward to Abigail joining the City at the Fremantle Art Centre from 22 April 2024 and welcome all that she will bring to Walyalup.