As well as director Diana Palmer due to give birth and welcome into the world a new member of her family in October, Diana will now be working in conjunction with COMA in Sydney’s Rushcutters Bay as an in-house consultant and in a curatorial capacity.
COMA aims to bring a dynamic and engaging focus to contemporary international art. In addition to an attentive curatorial approach it is characterised by a comprehensive understanding of artists exhibited and represented. Director Sotiris has designed COMA to not only exhibit and promote emerging and established artists but to simultaneously concentrate on the conceptual aspects of their practice relating to these exhibitions, and foster an educational environment for the viewer.
Prior to founding curatorial consultancy Palmer Art Projects in 2013 and then the permanent exhibition space, PALMER, in 2015, Diana had professional appointments at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (MCA), Sullivan+Strumpf, Olsen Gallery and Sotheby’s as well as being appointed guest curator of THE ART HUNTER in 2014, a major exhibition of International and Australian art sponsored by Jaguar. She is currently sits on the Board of Underbelly Arts Festival and is on the committee of the Woollahra Council Small Sculpture Prize.
ABOUT DIANA PALMER
As a Contemporary Art Specialist, Diana has been part of developing significant Sydney based and international exhibitions as well as consulting on the acquisition of major Australian contemporary art and running her own gallery PALMER.
Prior to founding Palmer Art Projects in 2013 and then the permanent gallery, PALMER, Diana had professional appointments at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (MCA), Sullivan+Strumpf, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sothebys and Lawson Menzies as well as being appointed guest curator of THE ART HUNTER in 2014, a major exhibition of International and Australian art sponsored by Jaguar.
Diana also developed and launched the dynamic Museum of Contemporary Art, Young Ambassadors program in 2011. This industry leading program was designed to engage audiences in contemporary art and philanthropy via a calendar of events giving access to curators, artists, collectors and philanthropy and has been a model for philanthropic membership programs in the arts ever since.
With a Masters of Communication from University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Fine Arts UNSW, Diana brings critical expertise to exhibition development whilst consistently focussing on accessibility and engagement within the arts sector.