4A wins at museums and galleries industry awards
19 November 2014
On Friday 14 November, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art took home an award in the Community Engagement category at the 2014 IMAGinE awards.
Vertical Villages was a collaborative partnership between Ruangrupa ArtLab (Indonesia), Keg de Souza (Australia) and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, working with international tertiary student population living in Sydney’s CBD and communities in Jakarta.
Recognising innovation and excellence in 500 museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across NSW, the IMAGinE industry awards acknowledges outstanding achievement of over 8,000 individuals in fostering local communities, enhancing NSW’s vibrant cultural tourism and improving visitor experiences.
Michael Rolfe, CEO, Museums & Galleries NSW commended all recipients across the categories of Projects, Sustainability, Engagement and Individual Achievement in both paid and volunteer staffed organisations and said,
“The winners of the 2014 IMAGinE awards highlight the exemplary work of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to develop and present engaging and exciting programs for all facets of our community. The awards recognise outstanding accomplishments from small volunteer run museums to large cultural institutions, and celebrate NSW’s vibrant cultural sector.”
Record numbers attended the awards event at the popular artist-run initiative 107 Projects on Friday 14 November, demonstrating the awards’ growing popularity and the spirit of IMAGinE: Inspiring Museums and Galleries in Excellence.
The full list of winners can be found here.
Image: (L-R) Toby Chapman, Curator of Vertical Villages with Oliver Frankel, Chair, M&G NSW.
Photo: Mimi Kelly
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