Clementine Blackman was born in Sydney, Australia and began her career as a Gallery Assistant for GRANTPIRRIE at age 17. At 25 she took up the position of Business Development Manager at Chalk Horse ARI which informed what has become a driving force in her career: making contemporary art accessible to a wider audience. Blackman furthered her career developing a consulting practice working with other arts organisations including Christie’s Australia, Sotheby’s Australia, Michael Reid Art, Roslyn Oxley9, Art Month Sydney, Ray Hughes Gallery, Musica Viva and more.
Blackman relocated to New York in 2011 to work in film and television production. Her work in New York included producing an interview series program featuring leading social change figures including Eric Schmidt (Google, Chairman) and Russell Simmons (Founder, Def Jam Records). She returned to Australia in 2018 and is now based in Launceston where she works as Communications Manager at Design Tasmania as well as managing arts projects under Worlds End Projects. She is also Chair of the Board at Sawtooth ARI.