M16 ARTSPACE in Griffith announced today (November 9) the appointment of Emerson Radisich as Executive Director.
Radisich moved to Canberra from Melbourne in December 2020 to become the Exhibitions and Promotions Coordinator at M16 Artspace. Following the departure of outgoing Director Jas Hugonnet to Victoria this year, he served as Executive Director for five months prior to this confirmation.
He was greeted by U16 board chairman Vasiliki Nihas as “new high caliber executive director from Melbourne’s street art scene” who had, she added, ” already started to have a typically calm and thoughtful impact on Canberra’s local art scene â.
While in Melbourne, Radisich obtained a Masters in Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne, where he researched performance-based public art festivals, also working as a tutor and at the Ian Potter Center. of the University.
There he was also a founding member of Taby, a digital art gallery focusing on limited edition print exhibits while also working as an assistant curator at the Backwoods Gallery.
Originally from New Zealand, Radisich has worked in artist-run spaces and public galleries including the Adam Gallery, Wellington, Auckland Art Gallery and Mouthfull, Wellington, and is already planning an artist exchange / residency in New Zealand. -Zeeland for M16Artspace.
Radisich is joined by studio M16 artist James Lieutenant in the office, with a tenure to handle the organization’s marketing, public affairs and administrative responsibilities.
Radisich and the lieutenant, Nihas said, would make a formidable team as they lead “a thriving M16Artspace through its exciting next phase” which would include his part in the long-planned Kingston Foreshore Arts Precinct.
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Ian Meikle, editor