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Catherine Czerw

Catherine Czerw is an Honorary Associate Investigator (AI 2012‒2013) with the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions, and an independent curator and visual arts consultant who provides professional advice and assistance across a range of visual art activities including the curation of exhibitions for permanent and temporary display, visual arts writing and collection management advice for private, corporate and local government entities. Catherine’s main areas of interest lie in Australian modern and contemporary art and artists and cross-disciplinary opportunities between the visual arts and museum practice more broadly. Catherine completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at The University of Melbourne and after a lengthy period of travel and work across Europe, the UK and Canada, she gained a Graduate Diploma of Heritage Studies from Curtin University with a major in Curatorship. She has since held curatorial positions at New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery and Mundaring Arts Centre, and developed and presented exhibitions for Ellenbrook Arts, Linton and Kay Gallery and Bunbury Regional Art Galleries. Catherine has curated the Cossack Art Awards as well as two ART ON THE MOVE touring exhibitions: ‘Mine Own Executioner’, a survey of contemporary Western Australian self-portraiture, and ‘A Desire to Relate’, a retrospective of the late WA artist David Gregson.

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Journey of Emotion: Julie Dowling's Stations of the Cross


2012: ‘The Enduring Pleasure of Art’. In Still Life/Our Life: Emotions Across Time, Art and Place, edited by S. Broomhall and R. Millar. For ‘Still Life/Our Life: The Zest Festival’, Kalbarri June 2012


2015: ‘Julie Dowling: The Aesthetics of Empathy’, Art Lecture Series at Central Institute of Technology for the University of the Third Age.

2013: ‘Emotional Rescue: The Role of Emotion in Guiding Artworks’, workshop for Volunteer Guides of The Art Gallery of Western Australia.