CAST OUT LOUD: Space for Us presented by Jacob Tolo

Join RMIT’s Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) Open Talk 2020 to hear from guest presenter Jacob Tolo, curator of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2021. Jacob will present and discuss his curatorial work around making space for other voices.

Jacob is a Samoan-born designer raised and educated in Auckland, New Zealand. Combining qualifications in Graphic Design and Multimedia Design, his current focus is with the digital space and the intersections between art and design. As a co-founder and former board member of the Blak Dot Gallery, Jacob has worked to curate and promote the works of Pacific Artists and First Peoples artists in Australia and internationally. Jacob is currently a Senior Designer at Museums Victoria in the Exhibition and Interpretation Department.


This presentation is hosted by RMIT’s Contemporary Art and Social Transformation (CAST) research group, based in the School of Art.


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