Catherine Gomersall Consulting

I'm an artist and an art lover with special powers on the internet. You want my help? I'm here for you. Just don't Facebook message me at 3am, unless that amazing idea you have about art really IS amazing. 

 
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Services 

I can help you with anything to do with art, whether it's buying it, selling it, or it's something no one has ever done before. I've done A LOT of DIFFERENT projects and worked with A LOT of DIFFERENT people. My fees are fair and reasonable, and I'll throw in my great sense of humour and my infectious enthusiasm for no extra charge. 

  • Using the internet to your advantage as an art collector
  • Curatorial services - the best work to invest in within your budget
  • Artwork condition appraisal and the required documentation 
  • Interpretation, analysis, scholarly writing - what is the art about? Why is it significant? 
  • Inventory - keeping track of what work you have, where and how
  • Arranging quality conservation and restoration 
  • Advisory on compliance, insurance and valuation 
  • Assistance with the practical matters like shipping and storage
 
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Exhibitions and Events 

Image from the opening of Letters From the Field, 2012, Node Center, Berlin Photos © Laura Gianetti

Resume

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:

Current Role, Sponsorship Whisperer, BOAA: Biennale of Australian Art

  • Sponsorships and Strategic Partnerships for the inaugural event in 2018

2000 – current, Photographer, Artist, Independent Curator

  • Art Projects 
  • Exhibitions
  • Photography 
  • Art consulting 

2013 – current, Principal, Disruptor

  • The organisation of conferences and visual arts exhibitions
  • Research and development in screen technology 
  • Social media community engagement ant visual communication 
  • Online Campaigns 
  • Curriculum development for higher education and TAFE 
  • Industry stakeholder consultation and benchmarking
  • Project management, consulting and advisory
  • Training and professional development workshops

EDUCATION:

Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Summer Residency (2012)

Doctor of Philosophy (Communications), 2011, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

Graduate Certificate of Research Commercialisation, 2010, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland

Bachelor of Communications Honours, 2006, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

Diploma of Photography, 2000, Southbank Institute of TAFE, Brisbane, Queensland

Curation:

SUPASCREEN (2013) Metro Arts, Brisbane

Letters From the Field (2012) The Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin, Germany

One Night Stand (2012) Queensland Festival of Photography at Through the Looking Glass, Brisbane

New Economy: Innovation and Experimentation Through the Digital Photograph (2012) FotoFreo Festival at Freerange Gallery, Perth

Cameraless (2008) [co-facilitated by Daniel Nevin] Artrage Festival, Spectrum Project Space, Perth

Inner Landscapes (2006) [co-curated by Yolande Pickett] Perth Centre for Photography

Warning: May Contain Horror Themes (2005), Projections at Perth Centre for Photography and online exhibition 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Lecturing and Tutoring:

2016, Bachelor of Design (Games), RMIT

2015, Bachelor of Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland

2011 – 2013, Bachelor of Photography and Honours/ Master of Visual Arts, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland

2008 – 2009, Bachelor of Communications, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

2003 – 2004, Certificate IV in Visual Art (Indigenous Art), South West Regional College, Bunbury, Western Australia

Guest Lectures:

New Media, Postmedia. (2014) Griffith University

Curating in the Expanded Field: Content Marketing for Curators and Collection Managers. (2013) Griffith University

Art Practice and Written Articulation (2012) The Parsons New School, New York (MFA Photography)

Practice-led Methodologies for Creative Research (2010) Edith Cowan University

Virtual Trash: New Media and Art in the Expanded Field (2010) The University of Western Australian, Bachelor of Arts

Conference Presentations / Workshops:

Director – Positive Feedback Loop: Conference for Expanded and Experimental Screen Works (2013) Metro Arts, Brisbane

Director – Positive Feedback Loop: Conference for Creative Collaboration (2012) Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

Presenter – ‘The Power of Subjection: Knowledge, Psychic Life and Conscience’, Perspectives on Power, The School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane (2011) co-authored by Gerald Keaney

Presenter – ‘Body Bags: “I am a Trash Bag”’ Voicing the Unseen, Humanities Postgraduate Conference, Curtin University, WA (2010)

Presenter – ‘Virtually Trash: Revenge Tragedy and the Tube’, Digital Media Technologies Revisited, European Communication Research and Education Association, Berlin (2009)

Presenter – ‘Plastic Bags: Desire and Excess’, Futures, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference (2008)

Presenter – ‘Femme Fatalism and the Fate of the Goddette’, Vision, Memory, Spectacle, The National Women and Gender Studies Association Conference (2008)

Creation of Learning Products and Materials:

Bachelor of Communications, Edith Cowan University (Lectures and Tutorials)

Bachelor of Photography, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (Course Outlines, Lectures and Tutorials)

Several clients in the private higher education sector (not to be disclosed under NDA)

 
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Testimonials

Catherine is very talented and super smart. In her field, she is always innovative and ahead of the game, working with great flair, flexibility and attention to detail, both on a macro and micro level.
— Helen Yeates, Screen Maverick and Australian Teachers of Media Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Catherine is an experienced, enthusiastic and very competent academic thinker in the fields of contemporary art, publication, technology and film.
— Dr Tom Penney, Artist, academic, queer theorist and bright young thing on the internet
I have worked with Catherine as an educator and collaborator... Catherine is on level with the leaders of multimedia and transmedia productions. I highly recommend her services and look forward to our future collaborations.
— Dr Heather Faulkner, Photojournalist and practitioner working on the cutting edge of media technology
Cat’s approach to truly understanding my business, along with her commitment to finding the perfect solution, gives me huge confidence in referring her to anyone looking for a spunky, creative & savvy Doctor of Technology. Her direct communication and comfortable professionalism make her exceptionally easy to talk with, and somehow she seems to know all the right questions to help me clarify my business objectives.
— Alexis Dennehy, Innovative business owner in the wellness industry
 
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Curating and Collection Management Services 

Image from the opening of Letters From the Field, 2012, Node Center, Berlin Photos © Laura Gianetti