Curatorial Services

Art Lifts Lifting Art

Future Projections

Geometry Rhythm Light: glass and the everyday

Art Business
Art Business

Museum Education & Public Programs
- Education and Public Program management

Museum Education and Public Program consultancy

I work closely with a range of museums to provide access, not only to the works of art themselves, but also to information about them. Clients in this area include the National Gallery of Australia, Old Parliament House (Canberra, Australia), the National Portrait Gallery (Canberra, Australia) and the National Museum of Australia

Expertise in this area includes:
• devising and implementing an innovative schedule of lectures, seminars, films, concerts, workshops and other events which support and promote both permanent collections and special exhibitions.
• preparing publications which promote public programs and exhibitions
• writing and editing wall texts which contextualise works of art
• identifying and liaising with particular audience groups for exhibitions/ events
• publicising Public Programs through radio, television and print media
• scripting audio tours for art galleries
• training a range of gallery staff in presenting public events

Education and Community Access
Experience in this area includes:
• devising and implementing tours, study sessions and out reach programs for curriculum areas besides art eg. history, mathematics, literature, religious studies etc.
• incorporating other art forms such as drama and music in education programs
• encouraging new methods of presenting information
• developing education kits and material for multi media
• training education staff and voluntary guides
• initiating the National Gallery of Australia Youth Committee
• designing and implementing teacher in-services

Gallery Membership and Friends
Program Mangement in this area include:
• dinners with guest speakers
• special viewings of exhibitions
• visitor surveys and event evaluation
• celebrity lectures
• an architecture and art tour of Rajasthan, India

Fundraising and Sponsorship
My Programs benefit greatly from strong links with funding bodies and sponsors. Apart from injecting funds, these associations often demystify art and help breakdown stereo typical views of elitism. Sponsorship needs to be seen as intimately linked with the institution’s product, namely its exhibitions, programs, staff, publications. An excellent understanding of art, scholarship, audience development and museum administration equip me with a strong base to secure funds for Public Programs.