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University of Melbourne career profile: Sarah Werkmeister

University of Melbourne career profile: Sarah Werkmeister

Next Wave’s Marketing Coordinator Sarah Werkmeister is a current Master of Art Curatorship student at the University of Melbourne. Learn more about her career below…

Sarah Werkmeister describes her Next Wave role as “engaging with a broad audience, and communicating (discursive and concrete) ideas around the Festival beyond the ‘art bubble’.” The best part of working with Next Wave? “Engaging with such a diversity of ideas with so many different people from varying discipline areas. It’s also great to work with emerging artists and talk with them on their practices, exchanging ideas and ways of working.”

Sarah was interested in pursuing the Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne because it offered her the opportunity to delve deeper into her undergraduate research and to increase her employment opportunities. “I enjoy the conversations had with fellow students who are in love with their chosen study areas, and the level of engagement that the lecturers have with the topics they teach. I also enjoy being able to research and extend my practice through my Masters.”

If she wasn’t already busy enough juggling working with Next Wave with post graduate study, Sarah is also co-editing Next Wave Festival 2016’s publication, Worm Hole, working on a research publications and freelancing as an arts copywriter.

Her goal? “I would love to see broader society increase its engagement with the arts, and hope to work in a context that also believes in the social power of art.”

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