Project Description

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Shaun Kirby

Melbourne, Manager Art Projects
MA Fine Arts, RMIT University, Melbourne
MA Spatial Arts, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam

Shaun has played a major role in Thylacine’s interpretive and public art projects over the past decade and has considerable expertise in the design, planning and implementation of a broad range of public realm projects. While contributing to Thylacine’s projects nationally, being Melbourne based his primary focus has been on providing professional services to museum and cultural organizations in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. In this capacity he has aided in the coordination and delivery of numerous exhibition projects for public and private museums and galleries in the region including the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart.

He is a practicing artist having exhibited nationally and internationally for 25 years, and his work is represented in private and public collections both in Australia and in Europe. The creative skills and practical abilities he has acquired as an artist have been integral to his contribution to both Thylacine’s museum and public art projects.

Before joining Thylacine he also worked for many years as an educator in the tertiary sector, teaching in institutions including RMIT University in Melbourne, the South Australian School of Art and the University of South Australia. In 1999 he was awarded a prestigious Samstag International Art Scholarship to undertake a second Masters Degree at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam where his research centered on the relationships between the built environment, memory and the experience of social space.