TAMMY  WONG  HULBERT


ARTIST - CURATOR - ACADEMIC

Tammy Wong Hulbert is a visual artist, curator and academic focused on exploring the complex and often fragmented spaces between cultures in a globalising world. She expresses these ideas through her artistic and curatorial projects which focus on socially engaged practices working with various urban communities. Her broader area of research focuses on curating the inclusive city and how this can contribute towards dialogues on the right to the city, expanding from her doctoral research on The City as a Curated Space completed in 2011. Tammy's career has spanned working as an artist, curating, lecturing and researching in the field of contemporary art. Tammy lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and currently lectures at RMIT University in Curating Contemporary Art in the Masters of Arts (Arts Management) program for the School of Art. 


NEW PROJECTS


Anonymous Sojourners in the Australian Bush, 2017

Working with the St Andrews, Victoria community


Anonymous Sojourners in the Australian Bush is a socially engaged public art project with the St Andrews community of Melbourne and Nillumbik Shire as part of their Living in the Landscape Public Arts Incubator. The project looks back in time, investigating the unknown history of anonymous Chinese miners from the 1850s. The project focuses on how contemporary art can reimagine and reconnect with a forgotten migrant community history and is developed in collaboration with the St Andrews Men's Shed. The image illustrates a prototype of the works currently in development. Further details about the progress of this project click here



Belonging and the Transient Home
A collaborative public art project with Vicseg Social Health Group, 2016


Belonging and the Transient Home (pictured here) is a project building on my interest in how art can play a role in encouraging inclusive cities and communities. The project emerged from my earlier work in Glenroy, Victoria on the Artists Incubator project. Building on an existing relationship with the Vicseg Asylum Seekers Social Health Group, this project was specifically developed with the Iranian family playgroup, based in the northern suburb of Broadmeadows, Melbourne. 

The project explores ways in which an art based project, can be developed with newly arrived migrant communities, with the aim of encouraging participation in creativity, through a public outcome. This project explores the overarching theme of belonging in a new urban society, explored through the sharing of culture, themes of mobility, which encourage a rethinking of our relationship with the ever increasingly complex idea of home. Pictured above are 
Transient Homes, which formed a part of our event at the Broadmeadows Street Festival event in April, 2016. Charms created by the group, were shared with the audience and these homes were raced by the local community, as a way of creating a participatory event where the social health group and the local community could engage and interact. The project recently appeared in the local, Hong Kong and Chinese media. For further information visit the page.



Images above:
1. Flavours of Glenroy, (in collaboration with artist Rowena Booth), artwork, public art intervention, Glenroy, Victoria, 2013-15
2. Lumens Festival: Curating the Ancient City, co-curated with Shane Hulbert, Clare Leporati & Geoff Hogg, Suzhou, China, 2012

3. Public Sleepers, (in collaboration with artist Shao Xiong Chia), artwork, public art project, Sile, Turkey, 2010.