Ineke Dane is an award-winning curator with a background in law, policy, photography and journalism, specialising in cross-disciplinary projects and public art. She has lived and worked in cities across the globe and currently resides in Meanjin Brisbane, Australia, for her role as Senior Curator with UAP
Since joining UAP in 2018 she has worked on numerous significant projects and public art commissions including Public Art Strategies for the adaptive reuse of the iconic Sirius and AMP Capital Quay Quarter buildings (Sydney), a major Public Art Masterplan for the redevelopment of Waterfront Place (Brisbane), in addition to Public Art Plans for new commercial and educational developments in Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville and Darwin. She has also written and edited a monograph publication centred on integrated art for Ithra Cultural Centre in Saudi Arabia.
Ineke’s area of expertise is grounded at the nexus where art meets architecture, and in 2017 was a member of a shortlisted team with Adjaye Associates for the Adelaide Contemporary Art Museum International Design Competition. In 2019, Ineke was lead curator for the Brisbane City Council initiative Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside, which subsequently won an award for excellence at the annual Queensland Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA).
In 2021 Ineke was awarded major Australia Council and Arts Queensland grants for her independent curatorial initiative Conversations on Shadow Architecture (2021-2022), a group exhibition which explored the cultural, social and political potential of space and architecture.
Before joining UAP Ineke worked with arts philanthropist John Kaldor AO under Kaldor Public Art Projects, and independent public art curator Barbara Flynn. She regularly contributes written editorial pieces to art magazines and features on panels and in conversation with artists.
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