About Altair Roelants

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Altair’s areas of expertise include:

  • Art criticism, writing and journalism
  • Management and administration in the visual arts sector
  • Arts project management
  • International contemporary art – conceptual, installation, performance and video art
  • Contemporary and historical painting
  • Contemporary ceramics
  • Art theory, history and visual culture

Altair Roelants is a freelance arts writer, journalist and visual arts professional originally from
London, who was raised in both England and New Zealand.

Altair studied Art History and Contemporary Visual Culture at Goldsmiths College, University of
London (2003 – 2006). Subsequently, she has worked in the visual arts for almost two decades
collaborating on a broad range of artist and texts based projects, exhibitions, art events and
public programmes.

From 2006 – 2010 Altair lived and worked in London as a freelance arts writer and press officer,
and in various arts management and communication roles including for the Arts Council
England and TATE etc. Magazine. In early 2010 she relocated to Sydney, where she wrote
regularly for a range of national and international arts publications about Australian and New
Zealand contemporary visual art and ceramics. Alongside working as an Arts Project Manager
for ARTCELL and as the Coordinator of a three-year NSW State Government arts and cultural
project. In mid 2014 Altair was awarded a Visual Arts Award from the Australian Government
Arts Council, to undertake an arts writing residency at DRAWInternational in the Tarn-et-
Garonne, Occitanie, France. Following this experience, Altair relocated to south west France in
2015, while remaining connected to the Australian and New Zealand arts scenes.

Altair currently works between the Lot department and Toulouse, while continuing to write for
international arts publications. Since 2016 she has also been coordinating English
communication training for visual artists and professionals at the BBB Centre d’art, Toulouse.

For more details of Altair’s past projects and writing, please visit her website
archive: www.writingthevisual.wordpress.com.

And for a full career history, please see her linked in page here: Linked In – Altair Roelants.

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