Hello everyone. I am very happy to be taking on the role of volunteer curator for the SSHC Artspace from October. My name is Upasana Papadopoulos, and I am currently completing a Master’s degree in Art Curating at Sydney University, whilst also working as a host and artist educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art. I have a passion for contemporary art and am looking forward to presenting some wonderful exhibitions by talented Sydney artists in this space over the next few months. The first artist I will be bringing to the space is photographer Valentina Penkova. Her exhibition will feature some works from her engaging longitudinal project ‘Camp Home’, which documents the experience of people whose life trajectories have led them back in a direction they least expected to go. In November, I am pleased to present the work of Jacqueline McLeish, whose recent Japanese residency has greatly impacted on her drawing and painting practice.
Please join us for the opening of Valentina Penkova’s exhibition on Friday 5th of October from 6.00pm. We would love to see you there.