Saturday, March 30, 2013
DAINE SINGER GALLERY
Daine Singer is a new commercial gallery for contemporary art, opening in June 2011 in Melbourne’s gallery precinct, Flinders Lane. It is co-owned by two 30-year old Australian women.
Daine Singer will represent contemporary Australian artists including Kate Just, Kate James, Simon O’Carrigan, Michael Needham and Andrew McQualter. The gallery will also include curated projects and the work of international artists on a project basis. The initial program includes video by Netherlands-based Hedwig Houben and two curated exhibitions inspired by Byron and Bronte. The first curated project is about the apocalypse and the second explores our cultural ideas of passion, obsessive desire and the heady, and at times destructive and pathological loss of self that comes with loving another.
Prior to establishing her eponymous gallery, Daine Singer was an independent curator as well as working in commercial galleries.
Her recent curatorial projects include Experimenta Utopia Now: International Biennial of Media Art (curatorium, touring Australia 2010-2011), Dream Weavers (CAST Gallery, Hobart 2010), Draw the Line: the Architecture of Lab (National Gallery of Victoria 2009), The Nauru Elegies (DJ Spooky and Annie K Kwon, Experimenta at Blindside 2010) and Big Screen Shorts (Federation Square 2010). Daine has held positions including Gallery Manager at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Associate Curator at Experimenta Media Arts, and Curator at the Museum of Chinese Australian History. She has a BA (art history and history), Grad Dip in Arts Management and Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne, and is a member of the advisory committee at Blindside ARI.
The gallery is co-owned with Kate Dinon, a Swiss-based Australian. Kate is Group Manager Corporate Communications at Nyrstar, the world’s leading producer of zinc. Kate has a wealth of experience at an executive level gained within the natural resources and industrial sector.