Harley Ives Interview for Art Collector
Sebastian Goldspink is a Sydney-based independent curator. In 2011, he created the artist run space, ALASKA Projects as a platform for exhibiting contemporary art in unused or disused spaces. Since its inception, ALASKA has showcased over 500 artists across 150 exhibitions. A proud descendant of the Burramattagal people of Western Sydney, Goldspink has curated exhibitions nationally throughout Australia and internationally in London, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Christchurch. In 2022 he curated the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art for the Art Gallery of Australia entitled Free/State. The Biennial bought together a multi-generational group of 25 Australian artists.
Goldspink has held professional appointments at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Month Sydney, National Art School and Dlux Media Arts. He has consulted and collaborated with institutions including Museum of Old and New Art, Performance Space, Sydney Symphony, HOTA Gold Coast, Art Bank and Kaldor Public Art Projects. In 2013/14 he was appointed Guest Curator of the John Fries Memorial Prize. He writes regularly for publications including Art Link, Art Collector, Art Monthly, Russh and Artist Profile. He is a frequent speaker and interviewer with a wide focus of contemporary practice. He has worked with numerous luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Paul Smith and Valentino with a focus on creating impactful and engaging art experiences. In 2021 he opened the Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf for Woollahra Council. He served as the Gallery's inaugural Director.
A former Lecturer at the University of New South Wales (CoFA), Goldspink is currently engaged as Senior Manager Art & Placemaking Western Sydney Airport.