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About UNSW Galleries

UNSW Galleries brings together the work of leading Australian and international practitioners, curators and writers working in the fields of contemporary art and design.

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UNSW Galleries stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples of the Eora Nation. We recognise the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of this site and acknowledge them as the first artists to inhabit this Land. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend this respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of Australia.

UNSW Galleries brings together the work of leading Australian and international practitioners, curators and writers working in the fields of contemporary art and design. It is a space for the presentation and interpretation of contemporary visual and material culture, and a site for gathering, conversation and learning. The program stresses the importance of learning through exhibition-making, using integrated projects and events across the year to engage audiences in conversation with commentators from a range of disciplines.

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UNSW Galleries is a member of University Art Museums Australia (UAMA).


Our Team


 

José Da Silva

Director

José Da Silva has almost twenty years of curatorial and management experience in art museums and private and public sectors working across moving image, contemporary international art and performance.


 

Karen Hall

Exhibitions Manager

Karen has extensive experience working in key cultural organisations nationally and internationally. She was most recently Creative Producer of Exhibitions at the State Library of New South Wales (2015-2018).


 

Tim Silver

Exhibitions Coordinator

Tim Silver has over 20 years’ experience within the arts industry, both as an artist and through working at numerous galleries and institutions.


 

Catherine Woolley

Curatorial Assistant

Catherine Woolley is an experienced arts administrator and emerging curator working across exhibition development, curatorial research, and arts administration at UNSW Galleries.


UNSW Galleries Advisory Board 2021
 

— Chair: Natalia Ottolenghi Bradshaw
    Art Consultant and Curator

— Professor Claire Annesley
   
Dean of UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture

— Suzanne Boccalatte
    
Professor of Practice UNSW School of Art & Design; Director, Boccalatte

— Alex Bowen
    
Project Director, Strategy - Powerhouse Program, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Nicole Monks
    Creative Director, blackandwhite creative; Artist and Designer

— Bronwyn Penrith
    
Chair, Mudgin-Gal; Deputy Chair, Burbangana Group; Director, Redfern Foundation

David Redhill
    Global Chief Marketing Officer, Deloitte Consulting

— Gemma Smith
    
Artist


2021 Program Partners

 

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