2021 Guest Judge

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Erin Vink, a Ngiyampaa woman, is assistant curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Previously she was the inaugural Indigenous assistant curator of art at the Australian War Memorial. Her recent curatorial projects, including Wirura kanyini (2020), From my mother unto me (2019), For Our Country (2019, co-curated with Toni Bailey) and Naygayiw Purka: Alick Tipoti, the Eyes of the North (2019), address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s experience with and relationship to Country, and our inherent desire to defend it.

She has written and featured in a number of catalogues and art magazines, including most recently ‘Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss,’ Art Monthly Australasia’s #KNOWMYNAME edition, and Country Art SA’s ‘Viétnam: One in, all in.’ 

Erin is an alumni member of the prestigious Wesfarmers Indigenous Arts Leadership Program, presented by the National Gallery of Australia.