Lubi Thomas is an experienced curator working in the field of digital/new media arts and associate practice areas. She has developed and delivered an extensive range of exhibitions, projects, festival events, residencies, and mentoring programs, as well as public and education-focused programming. Site-responsiveness is a key element in her practice; working closely with artists, creative technologist, and their collaborators to produce works and cultural experiences for a variety of audiences and contexts. Lubi has also been pioneering digital media in public spaces through residency programs, temporary exhibition events, and supporting digital/new media artists to engage in Public Art opportunities.
Lubi’s master's Curating in Uncharted Territories proposes a methodology for cultural programming development and sustainability for sites engaged in the display of, and engagement with experimental creative practice. Lubi's networked approach to program structures, audience engagement, and partnership development form the basis of the cultural programming frameworks of The Cube Brisbane, Creative Industries Precinct QUT, and Qld State Library. Lubi has been Representative for Ars Electronica in Australia and New Zealand, and over the years has formed key partnerships with organisations: LEGO Education, Ars Electronica, FACT Liverpool, EMARE, and the Australia Council for the Arts. Lubi wears many hats with her key activities being Independent Curator and Artist; Experimenta's Curator @ Large; curatorial advisor to Digital Placemaking Institute, and Industry Mentor. Lubi works and consults locally, nationally, and internationally.
I acknowledge the Jinibara Peoples, the traditional custodians of the land on which I live, make art and curate, and pay my respects to all Elders - past and present.