Photograph by Joe Brennan.

Anna May Kirk

Anna May Kirk is an artist, curator and creative producer based in Sydney, Australia. 

As an artist, Kirk is interested in the representational issue posed by the immaterial and spectral nature of Anthropogenic climate change. Through sculptural glass and sensory installations, Kirk engages the beholder’s body as a sensitive and porous instrument for encountering the magnitude of environmental change. In her research-based practice, Kirk entangles references to vast times, intensities and scales of our transforming planetary condition, often investigating past moments of climatic change throughout Earth’s history in order to speculate on the uncertain future.

Kirk additionally practices as an independent curator passionate about championing the diverse and vital voices of emerging experimental artists in Australia. She is interested in collaborative, experimental and community focused approaches to projects and cultural leadership. Kirk has worked across artist run spaces, institutions, festivals and events to create opportunities for emerging creatives. In 2021 Kirk founded Supper Sessions, a monthly community dinner raising independent grants for artists.

I work on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and pay my deepest respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.



Powerhouse Museum Digital Content Producer 
November 2022 - Present


Cement Fondu Assistant Director
January 2022 - December 2022

Powerhouse Museum
Program Producer
February 2021 - November 2022

FBi Radio
Art and Culture Executive Producer

February 2018 – April 2021

FBi Radio Executive Producer
 CANVAS: Unframing Art & Ideas
November 2019 – April 2021

AD Space Gallery Coordinator
March 2018 – March 2021

Australian Design Centre Program Assistant
November 2018 – April 2021

The Bearded Tit Art Curator

January 2018 – January 2020

Underbelly Arts
Administration and Marketing Coordinator
February – October 2017

Down / Under Space Founding Curator

October 2016 – July 2017

UNSW Art & Design Arc Writers Coordinator

January - December 2016

FBi Radio Arts and Culture Editor
January 2016 - February 2018

Black Eye Gallery PR and Marketing ManagerNovember 2015 - November 2016

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Curatorial Research Intern

November 2015 – January 2016

Alaska Projects Marketing and Digital Intern

October 2015 – October 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Business Administration Trainee
June 2014 – June 2015


University of Sydney
Bachelor of Advanced Studies (First Class Honours)
2021 - 2022

Uni Arts Helsinki
Curating in Performing Arts (Short Course)

UNSW Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Deans List)
2014 – 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art
Business Administration Traineeship - Certificate III

2014 –2015


Blindside Regional Art + Research Mooramong Residency
Facilitated by Blindside Gallery, Melbourne

Performance Space Queer Nu Werk workshops
Facilitated by Performance Space, Sydney

City of Sydney Live/Work Creative Residency
Facilitated by The City of Sydney, Sydney

Photograph for the Sydney Morning Herald by James Brickwood.

Curatorial Projects 

Radical Slowness
The Lock Up
March - May 2022

Supper Sessions
107 Projects
Launched January 2021

Collective: Frenzy
Presented with Art Month at Firstdraft March 2021
Collective: Ghost
Presented with Outer Space ARI  November 2020
Collective: Trace 

Presented with PACT July 2020

Becoming With
Tributary Projects, Canberra
September 2019

Movement Lab
AD Space
February 2019 - Present

Body To Bodies
The Cube at Oxford Art Factory
September – October 2018

Down / Under Space
Founding Curator
February – July 2017

Co-curated with Nerida Ross
February 2016 – June 2017

Artbank Social Club
Co-curated with Kimberly Moulton, Leuli Eshraghi and Miriam Kelly
November 2016

BAD Music and Art Festival
The Factory Theatre
October 2016

MCA Social All That Glitters
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Co-curated with Nerida Ross
October 2016

In Motion Festival
AirSpace Projects
October 2016

September Issues (AW16)
Squiggle Space
Co-curated with Yarran Gatsby
September 2016

FreeFall Guest Curator
The Cube at Oxford Art Factory
June – July 2016

Kudos Gallery
May 2016

Photograph by Joe Brennan.

Artistic Projects

Solo exhibitions:

Year Without a Sun
February - March 2023

Forecasting the touch of change
August - September 2022

Selected group exhibitions:

May - July 2023

New Art 23
Delmar Gallery
February - March 2023

Powerhouse Museum
July 2021 - May 2022

The Moon’s New Fury
April - May 2022

Australian Fashion Week for Jordan Gogos
June 2021

Stanley Street Gallery - curated by Emma Pinsent
April - May 2021


Sit Gallery - curated by Violette Kirton
February 2020

One Past Liverpool
Casula Powerhouse - curated by Luke Letourneau
September - October 2019

PACT for March Dance - curated by Mikaela Stafford and Carla Zimber
March 2019

Speculative Futures
October 2017

Me Time
Centre for Contemporary Art Canberra - curated by Sabrina Baker
June 2017

aMBUSH gallery - curated by Josh Bentley
September 2016

Squiggle Space gallery launch
Squiggle Space - curated by James Gatt
May 2016

Desire Lines (01)
Alexandria - curated by Seb Henry-Jones and Maeve Parker
April 2016

Creative Corner Festival
Curated by James Gatt
December 2015

Gaffa Gallery
August 2015

AD Space
August 2015

The Ladies #2
District 01 - curated by Lara Vrkic
August 2015

Gaffa Gallery
March 2015

Contemporary's Contemporaries
The Rocks Pop-up Space - curated by Elyse Goldfinch and Eloise Cato
December 2014


Selected delegate for Arts Front Under 30 Conference

Speaker at The Biennale of Sydney Archive Salons

Speaker at Museum and Galleries NSW Artchat

I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land I work on and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.