Wallflower Photomedia Gallery is thrilled to announce the establishment of a curatorial advisory group as part of our structural change for the 2014 year. Paul Batt and Katrin Koenning will be joining the WPG family, bringing to the gallery their particular specialties, experience and knowledge. Their ideas will be key contributions to the program through discussion and decisions on the correct course of the exhibition schedule and satellite projects including extended engagement through interviews and public programs. In addition to these activities, both advisors will also be curating a project within the 2014/2015 calendar.
Our 2012/2013 curator Kristian Häggblom will be moving to a directorial role and the assistant curator for the 2013 program, Moana Kidd, will be taking on the role under the newly appointed advisory team.
Katrin Koenning is a German-born photographer who currently lives and works in Melbourne. Her work is exhibited widely and has been published in The Guardian, The New York Times, GUP Magazine and Der Spiegel Magazine amongst others. Koenning has won a number of awards and is a former editor of the PhotoJournalist Magazine (APJ). She is represented by Edmund Pearce Gallery.
Exhibited widely throughout Australia in both group and solo exhibitions, Batt is a Melbourne-based photographer. He has received numerous national photography prizes and awards with work featured in a number of national and international publications and is held in significant public collections.