CCH Curatorial Fellowship

18 July 2019

The Helpmann Academy in partnership with the Centre for Creative Health (CCH), is thrilled to announce the recipient of the inaugural Centre for Creative Health Curatorial Fellowship, valued at $20,000.

Erin O’Donohue, a graduate from Flinders University, has been awarded the 12-month paid position – which will see the emerging visual artist work alongside an established team in the unique, state-of-the-art health precinct at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) two days a week.

The program will include developing an understanding of the day-to-day requirements of working as a curator within an Arts in Health environment, with the outcome of curating an exhibition within one of the dedicated gallery spaces at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Erin will commence the Fellowship, funded by the Centre for Creative Health, in July 2019 and will work with the CCH team and Senior Curator Fiona Borthwick to coordinate and curate various programs across the several exhibition spaces located within the RAH.

Erin is excited about expanding her skillset in the program, in the hopes of one day running a gallery space of her own.

“With this opportunity, I’m aiming to learn more about the background operations of putting together an exhibition; the hands-on administrative and legalities of running a show and working with artists. From this, I hope to gain the skills and knowledge that will help me to, someday, run a gallery of my own. I am so thankful for the Helpmann Academy for giving creators opportunities like this to learn and greater refine their craft into something that can launch them further into their career.”

Senior Curator Fiona Borthwick is thrilled to be welcoming Erin into the Centre for Creative Health team.

We are delighted that Erin O’Donohue will be joining the Centre for Creative Health Curatorial team. We are looking forward to working with Erin over the next twelve months as she discovers the extraordinary opportunities and new curatorial experiences that exist within the dynamic Arts in Health environment.

Helpmann Academy CEO, Jane MacFarlane says that the Centre for Creative Health Fellowship is a unique opportunity for an emerging artist to gain experience in an environment that covers arts in health.

“We are very excited that Erin will be taking on this role and developing her curatorial voice alongside the team at the Centre for Creative Health. Erin is an incredible rising talent and we can’t wait to see where this opportunity takes her.”

The Centre for Creative Health Curatorial Fellowship will run from July 2019 to June 2020.

The Centre for Creative Health Curatorial Fellowship is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Creative Health, the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Hospital Research Foundation. 

Image: Jane MacFarlane, Erin O’Donohue and Fiona Borthwick. Photo by Georgia Matthews.