SYDNEY. 16 MAY 2019. 


Get ready for an inspired, creative studio right on the footsteps of Broadway Sydney. 4A has teamed up with Broadway Sydney to create a space for emerging Sydney creatives with the BROADWAY SYDNEY X 4A CREATIVE STUDIO. This new creative space is designed to facilitate local artistry in the area that is set to be used by independent curators, arts writers, arts administrators, and practising artists. Get ready for an inspired, creative studio space right on the footsteps of Broadway Sydney. 

We’re thrilled to welcome independent curator Nanette Orly, arts writer and arts worker Soo Min-Shim, and emerging artist Naomi Segal as the first creatives to take up residence.



Nanette Orly
Nanette Orly is an independent curator based in Sydney. Her curatorial practice is deeply engaged with themes surrounding identity, development, cultural histories and offering alternative perceptions of contemporary society. Drawn to migratory aesthetics and research-based practices to form interdisciplinary group or collaborative exhibition concepts, Orly has curated exhibitions across a number of Sydney, regional and interstate galleries over the past five years. Recent curatorial projects include Transcendence (2018) at Firstdraft, Full Circle (2018) at The Lock-Up and 긴장 (that’s why I get so tired now) (2018) at Seventh Gallery in Melbourne. She is currently the Co-Director of artist run initiative Cold Cuts Project Space in Petersham and Board Member of the online publication Runway Australian Experiment Art. Orly has also been a successful participant in 4A Curators’ Intensive 2018 program in Sydney and was awarded the Project Curator of the Critical Animals Research Symposium 2018, based in Newcastle.


Soo Min-Shim

Soo-Min Shim is an arts writer and arts worker living on stolen Gadigal land. She received her Bachelor of Art History and Theory (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney and is currently a Director at Firstdraft Gallery 2019-2020. She has written for several Australian and international publications including Art & The Public Sphere, ArtAsiaPacific, The Artling, Art + Australia, Art Almanac, Runway Conversations, un Extended, and Running Dog.


Naomi Segal

Naomi Segal is an emerging artist and curator engaging with contemporary Asian and diasporic art. She is drawn to cultural recovery, remembrance and love – specifically how the love of her Chinese family traverses linguistic and cultural
barriers. Peach Blossom Spring is her first curatorial project. Recent art awards include the Girl Genius Award (2018), Little Things Art Prize (2017) and Art Speaks Japanese (2016). She is mentored by Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE and has worked as an Assistant Program Coordinator for The Japan Foundation, Sydney. She has just curated a major exhibition, Peach Blossom Spring, at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney.

The Broadway X 4A Creative Space can be found in Broadway Sydney on the corner of Parramatta & City Road and is officially open now.

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