About Us

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

OUR TEAM

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.
Assistant Director
Anna May Kirk

Anna May Kirk is an artist, curator and creative producer based in Sydney, Australia. She is passionate about bringing artists and audiences together in unexpected ways and works from a place of generosity, care and research. Kirk also works as a Program Producer at Powerhouse Museum, co-curates the live arts program Collective, the long-table arts dinner series Supper Sessions. Previously she was Executive Producer of Arts and Culture at FBi Radio, the Executive Producer of podcast CANVAS: Unframing Art & Ideas and held roles at Performance Space, Underbelly Arts, the Australian Design Centre, UNSW Art & Design, ALASKA Projects, Down / Under Space and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
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.
Manager Operations & Production
Noah Bennett

Noah Bennett is an artist and gallery manager. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School in 2020, where he received the major Derivan Award for Excellence in Painting and Studio W prize. He has worked with Cement Fondu since 2018 across events, production, exhibition installation and gallery management, previously working as studio assistant for Gemma Smith and Caroline Rothwell, as well as helping manage the Ray Hughes collection.
Curatorial & Media Assistant
Jackie De Lacy

Jackie De Lacy is an arts writer and worker. They have completed a Bachelor of Art Theory at UNSW Art and Design receiving First Class Honours and the University Medal. 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 amongst others.
contact

P. 02 9331 7775
hello@cementfondu.org

Location

36 Gosbell Street
Paddington NSW Australia

opening hours

Thursday–Sunday
11am–5pm

Accessibility

Please call ahead to organise access via our ramp entrance on Dillon Lane

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

CEMENT FONDU IS A TEN MINUTE WALK FROM KINGS CROSS TRAIN STATION AND BUS STOPS ON OXFORD ST, PADDINGTON

MEDIA ENQUIRES

For media enquires please contact us at media@cementfondu.org

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation,

the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Cement Fondu stands.

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