Melbourne-based curator Hannah Presley says the phone call inviting her to curate the next edition of Primavera – the Museum of Contemporary Arts’ exhibition for artists 35 years and under – came totally out of left field.
‘I never thought that I would be curating this!’ she told ArtsHub. ‘What a legacy to play a part of.’
Presley has been charged with the job, a next generation of First Nation’s curators in the exhibition’s 30-year history. While that first phone call to Presley was back in 2019 (thanks to a COVID delay), the exhibition has opened this week in very different times.