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 has completed a PhD in Media Arts (UNSW Art & Design) and a Bachelor of Honours in Critical Fine Art Practice (Brighton University, UK). Her previous role was Curator at Stills Gallery, Sydney. In 2016, she was the recipient of an Arts NSW Professional Development Grant to undertake an international curatorial mentorship. She has presented numerous talks and has been published in artist monographs, catalogues and art magazines.
Manager Operations & Production Sep Pourbozorgi Sep Pourbozorgi has a double degree of Arts Management and Commerce Marketing from Macquarie University. His previous roles include Project Manager at Wiltshire + Dimas Management where he produced and managed over 200 exhibitions and events for aMBUSH Gallery. He has managed touring exhibitions for the Goethe-Institut, Head On Photo Festival and the Ian Potter Centre: NGV.
Assistant Curator Emerald Dunn-Frost Emerald Dunn Frost is a curator and community worker. She has an undergraduate degree in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Sydney and is pursuing a degree in Design at UNSW Art & Design. She has worked in curatorial, production and research roles for the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney and the Australian Museum. As well as support work for The Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre, Liverpool and The Woman's Justice Network, Sydney.
Media & Exhibitions 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 the 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. As well as exhibiting with 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.