Cement Fondu acknowledges the Gadigal and Bidjigal people of the Eora nation as the sovereign custodians of the unceded land on which we are based. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Cement Fondu is an evolving arts space located in Paddington, Sydney. We present a diverse year-round program of visual arts exhibitions that feature performance, dance and music by Australian and international artists. Our Art Store, Project Space, online presence and program of public events offer alternative and engaging ways for people to encounter artists and their practices.
Dedicated to greater understanding and creative possibilities, we serve a collective curiosity toward each other and the matters of our time.
Director Josephine Skinner Josephine Skinner is the co-founding director and lead curator of Cement Fondu. She aims to nurture a welcoming and innovative art space that platforms the diversity of creativity and invites critical reflection on our times. Having worked in the arts for close to 15 years, she has extensive experience in curating, co-curating, commissioning and producing art exhibitions, events and public programs, with a particular interest in affective, immersive and interdisciplinary practices and experiences. Prior to founding Cement Fondu, she worked as a curator at Stills Gallery while earning a practice-based Ph.D. exploring the convergence of private reality and social fictions in the digital everyday (UNSW Art & Design). Her experience across contemporary art disciplines, and public and commercial gallery models, informs her work to co-create a lively and sustainable not-for-profit arts organisation that serves to support, engage and inspire.
Manager Operations & Production Sep Pourbozorgi Sep Pourbozorgi is a project and gallery manager and curator. He has a double degree of commerce and art management from Macquarie University. His previous roles include Project Manager at Wiltshire + Dimas Management and Head On Photo Festival and Museum and Heritage Officer at Liverpool Regional Museum. He has managed touring exhibitions for the Goethe-Institute and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV and is Co-Director and founder of Stepping Into Tomorrow (SIT), an artist-run initiative in Sydney.
First Nations Curator-Producer Dennis Golding Dennis Golding is a Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist from the north west of NSW and was born and raised in Sydney. Golding is an artist, curator and consultant who works to present powerful representations of contemporary Aboriginal cultural identity. He has worked as curator-producer for the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Australian Design Centre and as a consultant for large scale public art commissions. He began his career working for Nura Gili Indigenous Programs UNSW and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at UNSW Art & Design in 2019.
Curatorial & Media Assistant Jackie De Lacy Jackie De Lacy is an arts writer and worker. They have completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts and are currently undergoing an Art Theory Honours program at UNSW Art and Design. De Lacy has worked as a writer with Next Wave Festival, Murray Art Museum Albury, Runway Journal, Running Dog Journal and NAVA. They've also exhibited at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Pari, Tributary Projects, BSA Project Space and Kudos. They have worked with Cement Fondu since 2018 across events, design, production, art store and media.