Phone Number: 0406 589 770
1993: Bachelor of Arts, La Trobe University, Melbourne
1995: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), La Trobe University, Melbourne
2014-2020: Board / Vice Chair / Social Media Manager, CLIMARTE – Arts for a safe climate
2020-present: CEO / Managing Editor / Secretary, The ReviewBoard Incorporated
2017-present: Independent consultant
2016-2017: Director, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
2004-2015: Senior Art Consultant, Artbank, Melbourne
2003-2004: Manager, Jilamara Arts & Crafts, Milikapiti, Melville Island
1998-2003: Senior Curator, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
Marielle Soni is an independent curator, art consultant and arts writer with over 20 years professional arts experience promoting contemporary Australian art and artists from within the public and private sectors. Marielle is an enthusiastic champion of artists and their practices, and avidly interested in engaging people with art. She is committed to building new audiences and developing international appreciation for Australian art. Understanding the value of a life engaged with fine art, design and the creative process, she has a particular interest in cultural impact, art history and the psychology of collecting.
Skilled in client/stakeholder consultation, creative business strategy, curatorial projects, conference presentations, major arts events, and collection advice/management, Marielle has obtained a broad range knowledge across the arts in Australia. She has significant expertise in Indigenous art and more broadly contemporary Australian art.
In 2014 she was appointed to the Board of award-winning Melbourne arts organisation CLIMARTE - Arts for a Safe Climate, the management team behind the successful 2015 and 2017 biennial Arts festival ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE.