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 unfurls the spectral nature of climate change through sculptural glass and scent installations. Her research-based practice hybridises vast times, geographies and beings to create affecting sensorial experiences and speculative fiction narratives.
 
In her work as a curator and creative producer, she is passionate about bringing artists and audiences together in unexpected ways. Kirk works from a place of generosity, care and research to create projects that facilitate creative discovery, challenge cultural norms and disrupt our understanding of what and where art can be.  


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.


Roles


Present


Powerhouse Museum Program Producer February 2021 - Present


Past


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


Education


University of Sydney
Honours of Fine Arts
2021 - Present

Uni Arts Helsinki
Curating in Performing Arts (Short Course through Open University)
2020

UNSW Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts
2014 – 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art
Business Administration Traineeship - Certificate III

2014 –2015


Residencies


Blindside Regional Art + Research Mooramong Residency
Facilitated by Blindside Gallery, Melbourne
2020


Performance Space Queer Nu Werk workshops
Facilitated by Performance Space, Sydney
2019

City of Sydney Live/Work Creative Residency
Facilitated by The City of Sydney, Sydney
2018-2019


Photograph for the Sydney Morning Herald by James Brickwood.


Curatorial Projects 


Supper Sessions
107 Projects
Launched January 2021
suppersessions.com.au

Collective
Collective: FrenzyPresented with Art Month at Firstdraft March 2021
Collective: GhostPresented 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 FactorySeptember – October 2018

Down / Under Space
Founding Curator
February – July 2017

AfterpARTY
Freda’s
Co-curated with Nerida RossFebruary 2016 – June 2017

Artbank Social Club
Artbank
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

ART / WORK
Kudos Gallery
May 2016

Photograph by Joe Brennan.

Artistic Projects


Selected Group Shows:


Eucalyptusdom
Powerhouse Museum
July 2021 - May 2022

Australian Fashion Week for Jordan Gogos
Carriageworks
June 2021

RightHere/RightNow

Sit Gallery - curated by Violette Kirton
February 2020

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

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

Speculative Futures
Firstdraft
October 2017

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

Capiche
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

Stills
Gaffa Gallery
August 2015

SPI
AD Space
August 2015

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

Passionfruits
Gaffa Gallery
March 2015

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


Selected Solo Shows:


Optical Avatar
AirSpace Projects
October 2015

Progress
Free Fall YEA (Young Emerging Artists) Oxford Arts Factory Glass Cube - curated by Romy Hansford-Gerber
March 2015


Panels


Selected delegate for Arts Front Under 30 Conference
2018

Speaker at The Biennale of Sydney Archive Salons
2018

Speaker at Museum and Galleries NSW Artchat
2017

Mentorship


Rachel Kent, Head Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
February – June 2015


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.