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When the Journey becomes the Destination

Feature article for Public Art Review, Spring/Summer 2010 issue, Ed. Anne Loxley. Excerpt only.

Dying in Spite of the Miraculous

Co-curated exhibition at Gertrude Contemporary as part of the 2010 Melbourne International Arts Festival. Featuring work by six major international artists, Jeremy Blake, Ulla von Brandenburg, Bas Jan…

Kindness & Criticality

Text for Column 4, published by Artspace Sydney (Ed. Reuben Keehan). A response to Spaces of Art, 2009 international conference held at the Art Gallery of NSW & Artspace, Sydney.

Gordon Matta-Clark: Open House essay

Essay to accompany exhibition I curated, appearing in the Visual Arts Program Critical Reader accompanying the Melbourne International Arts Festival 2009.

Gordon Matta-Clark: Open House exhibition

n exhibition of film works of Gordon Matta-Clark at Melbourne’s Arts Centre, curated by me. 10–24 October 2009, as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival 2009.

Melbourne Festival Visual Arts & Design

A Critical Reader to accompany the Visual Arts & Design Program of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, 9–24 October, 2009. Edited by Simon Maidment and featuring contributions from:…

Melbourne Town Hall pipe organ program

Co-curated (with Brett Sheehy, Hannah Fox & Tom Supple) an evening of experimental and collaborative performance featuring Melbourne Town Hall’s iconic pipe organ as part of the Melbourne…

Matt Stokes: Long After Tonight

Curated exhibition of work by Matt Stokes (Newcastle, UK), at the Malthouse Theatres, as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival 2009. Contemporary artist Matt Stokes delves deep…

Interview with Fabien Giraud & Raphael Siboni

Melbourne Festival Visual Arts Coordinator Simon Maidment met with French artists Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni on the occasion of their first Australian exhibition Les choses qui tombent [‘sometimes…

Slave to the rhythm

Simon Maidment and Mark Feary talk with Danius Kesminas Published in cac interviu, issue 9-10 / 2008 spring – summer.

Ronnie van Hout

Ronnie van Hout sculptural commission at Melbourne Art Fair 2008 Simon Maidment curated and commissioned R.U.R. a bold new work by Ronnie van Hout presented during the 2008 Melbourne…

The Devolution Project – catalogue

Catalogue essay to accompany exhibitions at West Space, Melbourne from 25 July – 2 August 2008 and University of Southern Queensland Gallery, Toowoomba from 8 August – 28…

The Devolution Project exhibition

Exhibiting Artists: Sherry McLane Alejos, Belle Bassin, Alasdair McLuckie, Jon Orth, Natalie Ryan, Kellie Wells A West Space Project curated by Mark Feary & Simon Maidment 25 July…

Emergent Projects essay

‘New Ways of Working’ – Emergent Projects by Simon Maidment; NAVA Quarterly, March 2008.

Move on Asia 2007: Kellie Wells

Kellie Wells: Embellir, 2006. Simon Maidment & Vikki McInnes, Australian curators, essay for Move on Asia 2007.

Move on Asia 2007: thematic essay

Performance, Gesture, Ritual – Simon Maidment & Vikki McInnes Published in Move on Asia 2007, Australian component curated by Vikki McInnes & Simon Maidment.  Artists, it seems, have generally…

Move on Asia 2007: Silvana Mangano and Gabriella Mangano

Silvana Mangano and Gabriella Mangano – If…So…Then…, 2006 Vikki McInnes & Simon Maidment, Australian curators; Essay for Move on Asia 2007. At the outset of If…So…Then…, Silvana Mangano…

West Space – Past and Future

Essay for publication accompanying Making Space: artist run initiatives in Victoria, 2007

Making Space: artist-run initiatives in Victoria

Making Space Project Manager. From April to June 2007, 21 artist-run initiatives (ARIs) around Victoria presented a simultaneous program of exhibitions, forums, performances and workshops designed to celebrate…

Morning Star

Video artist with Ian Corcoran for a concert at Melbourne’s Concert Hall, February 28 2007, as part of  the Morning Star Campaign to raise money and awareness of the…

Another Place discussion

Round table discussion about Cultural Exchange projects, with Natalie King, Chiara Agnelo, Roberta Tenconi, and Simon Maidment. Published in Broadsheet Vol35 No4 (p237) as Another Place by Natalie…

distanceequalsratetimestime CrONICAL

Discussion between Paul Shepard, Simon Maidment, and committee members David Simpkin, Adrien Allen, Katie Lee, 22 September 2006.

distanceequalsratetimestime exhibition

An exhibition of coexisting works by Simon Maidment and Paul Shephard Conical, 2 – 23 September 2006 Download distanceequalsratetimestime catalogue with an essay by Susan Fereday. Also, an…

Rapt! 20 Contemporary Artists from Japan

Project Manager & one of the Australian Curatorial Advisors on Rapt! an ambitious program that exposed Japanese contemporary practice to an Australian audience in 2006. Update: the website…

Move on Asia 2006 catalogue essay

Clash and Network in the Age of Globalism – essay by Simon Maidment & Vikki McInnes Australian Curators, Move on Asia exhibition


Royal Domain Tower installation, in collaboration with Alexander Knox. A permanent lighting installation on top of the tallest tower on Melbourne’s St Kilda Road.


Projection installation in collaboration with Ian Corcoran on the Incinerator complex, 25 February 2005. Part of the Moonee Valley Festival 2005.

Past Projection Projects

A small collection of images from past projection projects I worked on with Ian de Gruchy.

Living Dissent

Collaboration with Ian Corcoran, a 30 minute film with live musical accompaniment by David Bridie and The Ennio Morricone Experience. Script by Wayne McCauley. Federation Square, Melbourne, 26…

Overtones in Undertow

Overtones in Undertow: an exhibition of Susan Norrie’s video work at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Review for Haiku Review 2, Eds. Ruark Lewis & Chris Chapman