Sarah Bond

Director

Global Project Space | An initiative of Asialink Arts

Sarah is the Director of Asialink Arts and has over 20 years’ experience working in the Australian contemporary art industry as a maker, producer and curator. Asilaink Arts is a cornerstone for Asia-Australia contemporary cultural engagement through access, collaboration and experimentation. In July 2017 Arts announced its next chapter, which launched a new initiative, Global Project Space (GPS) , positioning Asialink Arts as a key innovator of curated projects that provide opportunities for a contemporary cultural engagement and development. GPS explores the centrality of Asia in this new global cultural landscape and the opportunities it presents for Australian creative professionals.

During the past decade, Sarah has produced over 40 key visual art projects for presentation in 14 countries including Australia, Asia and New Zealand. Building on her expertise in transcultural contemporary art, she has curated numerous international exhibitions and including the Kuandu Biennale 2012 and collaborated with some of Asia’s major Biennales (including the Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, Gwangju, Kochi-Muzuris, Kuandu and Jakarta biennales). Her success in exposing Australian art internationally has been extensive, reaching audiences in the hundreds of thousands. Sarah has a Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor Fine Arts (Art History & Sculpture) from Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. She was awarded a Research/Travelling Fellowship from the Gordon Darling Foundation and undertaken residencies at The Duldig Studio in Melbourne, Objectspace (Auckland) and The Dowse Museum (Wellington). Sarah contributes to various art journals, presents guest lectures, and has been an advisor on selection boards for federal and state government agencies and organisations since 1998, including the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne, The South Project and Craft Victoria. She is currently the Chairs NETS (Victoria - National Exhibition Touring Services).