Mark Feary


MARK FEARY is a New Zealand-born curator and writer currently based in Melbourne, where he is Artistic Director at Gertrude Contemporary. He has worked within the visual art sector for fifteen years in a range of contemporary art centres, universities, museums and artist-led initiatives, with an emphasis on contemporary art and almost exclusively within the not-for-profit sector. Feary has worked in curatorial and programming roles at Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney; Artspace, Sydney; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; and West Space, Melbourne.

Selected projects and exhibitions include: This is Not a Love Song, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2017; Collection+: Greg Semu, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, 2016; The Melting Point of Reason, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, 2015; On Return and What Remains, Artspace, Sydney and Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide (2014-2015); Justene Williams: The Curtain Breathed Deeply, Artspace, Sydney, 2014; Landscape Painting: Recent Video from Australia & New Zealand, One & J Gallery, Seoul, South Korea; Video Arte Australia y Nueva Zelanda, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile, 2013; Everything Falls Apart (co-curated with Blair French), Artspace Sydney, 2012; South by Southeast: Australasian Video Art, Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2011; Event Horizon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2010; Life.Death.Thereafter, Silvershot, Melbourne, 2008; Rules of Engagement, West Space, Melbourne (2007); Relentless Optimism, The Carlton Hotel, Melbourne (2007); Family First, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand (2005-2006; and Modified Terrain, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2002.