Name: Emma Crimmings
Job Title: Assistant Director, Melbourne
What year did you join the Artbank team: 2016
Describe your role and what you enjoy about working for Artbank:
At Artbank I am responsible for the management of the Melbourne collection store and the client facing function of the art leasing scheme. The successful management of the art leasing scheme requires a balance of ongoing, consistent client management coupled with innovative business development initiatives. I enjoy working at Artbank as I am at once committed to the democratic principle of the program and in awe of the simplicity of its business model, whereby the leasing scheme ensures that artwork in the collection is accessible, and out being seen and appreciated in the broader community. It also and importantly functions as a critical revenue engine for the sustainability of Artbank’s operations and artist support objectives. Pure genius!
Select an Artwork to represent you:
Series: #13257-62, Clare Rae, Untitled #1–#6, 2010, Archival pigment print.
Short explanation of your artwork selection:
I have selected Clare Rae’s clever and jocund Untitled series as for me, it is the near perfect embodiment of what it has been like to live and work in our domestic environments during these recent and unsettling times. Beyond the present however, I have always admired Rae’s conceptual and quotidian moments that echo long standing formal and art historical references to feminism, photography and the body in space.