Meet Steph Cibich, Curator

Published on 09 October 2019

City of Onkaparinga Contemporary Curator Award recipient Steph Cibich with Jason Haskett, Team Leader Arts and Events.

Five years ago, Steph Cibich – a Pilates instructor and university nutrition graduate – felt something was missing from her life.

She loved her work and her studies, but felt her interests in music, theatre, dance, visual arts and writing had taken a back-seat in her quest to get a “real job”.

It was during a visit to the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) to clear her head, that Steph realised the new path she had to take.

“I asked an AGSA volunteer about careers paths,” Steph, of Semaphore Park, explains.

“I’m someone that has to feel completely invested in what I do, so I decided to bite the bullet and get back into the arts.”

In 2015 she enrolled in a Postgraduate Diploma of Art History at the University of Adelaide, and what followed was a flurry of exciting roles, volunteering opportunities, internships, awards and a Master of Arts (Curatorial & Museum Studies).

Her latest honour was winning the inaugural City of Onkaparinga Contemporary Curator Award, presented in August as a partnership between Onkaparinga Arts/Sauerbier House and SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival.

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