Why a foundation became an ideas festival

Always at the fore of cultural change, Gene Sherman reinvents her arts foundation, this time with a focus on nurturing creative thinking and ideas.
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Gene Sherman with 2014’s Fugitive Structures pavilion; Photo by Rita Zimmermann

This week, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) announced that it was reinventing itself. It’s not the first time. The not-for-profit Foundation arose out of Sherman Galleries in 2008, after more than two decades as a successful commercial gallery.

Dr Gene Sherman, Founder of SCAF along with husband Brian Sherman, said that it was always envisaged as a 10-year project.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina