Visual Arts Peers
Ruark Lewis, NSW
Visual Arts Peer
What is the best and worst thing about being an assessor?
As an artist and curator, the best thing is having the opportunity of surveying a wide range of contemporary art. I found that there are so many worthy artists, but not all can be awarded their due recognition. Seeing how important it is as an applicant to keep information concise, the writing simple and the goals recognisable.
What should potential peers know before becoming an assessor?
You need to dedicate about one solid week to reading the applications with equal attention, and try to examine the unique contribution an applicant provides to the ongoing national story.