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Public Galleries Association of Victoria

Making Your Gallery Inclusive

Latest ABS research reveals diversity in the Australian community is flourishing: almost one in five Australians (4.3 million people) reported living with a disability; around 15% of the population (3.7 million Australians) were aged 65 and over; and Australians identify with more than 270 ancestries, with over a quarter of the population born overseas.  

The fifth session in the Public Galleries Association of Victoria's 2018 Professional Development program, Making Your Gallery Inclusive will feature a range of presenters who will provide insights into exhibitions and programs they’ve designed to engage, include, and celebrate diverse audiences.

When:  Tuesday 22 May 2018, 10.30am - 4:30pm
Where: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067

Speakers include: 
Collette Brennan CEO, Abbotsford Convent 
Bernadette Fitzgerald Program Manager, Footscray Community Arts Centre
Janice Florence Access Development Officer, Arts Access Victoria 
Victor Griss Curator, Counihan Gallery in Brunswick 
Julie McLaren Curator, Art Gallery of Ballarat 
Veronica Pardo Executive Director, Arts Access Victoria 
Damian Smith Multicultural Arts Victoria 
Madé Spencer-Castle Curator, Centre for Contemporary Photography 
Sneha Varma Marketing, Development & Communications Officer, Multicultural Arts Victoria


  • PGAV Member $330 / Non-Member $440 
  • All costs are GST inclusive
  • Registrations close Thursday 17 May 2018 at 12 noon.

Further details and registrations.

Image: Fiona Taylor, Fiona and Nicole Livingstone, 2017, linocut, edition of 3, 20.5 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Arts Project Australia, Melbourne.


Event starts
Tuesday 22 May, 2018
Event Ends
Tuesday 22 May, 2018
Abbotsford Convent
Venue Address
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067

Victoria, Melbourne

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