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National Aboriginal Art Gallery Reference Group

National Aboriginal Art Gallery Reference Group

The National Aboriginal Art Gallery Reference Group will provide advice and recommendations to the Northern Territory Government on the development and establishment of the National Aboriginal Art Gallery.

The Reference Group members bring a wealth of high-level expertise across all mediums of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art, including museum and gallery leadership, curatorial experience and developing fundraising strategies.

The first meeting will be held in Alice Springs on 29 April, 2022.

Members of the Reference Group are:

  • Franchesca Cubillo (Co-Chair), NSW
    Executive Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Australia Council for the Arts
  • Dr Gerard Vaughan (Co-Chair), VIC
    Art gallery professional with extensive industry experience in Australia and the UK, including Director of the National Gallery of Victoria for 12 years and Director of the National Gallery of Australia for four years.
  • Patricia Adjei, NSW
    Head of First Nations Arts and Culture  Australia Council for the Arts
  • Brook Andrew, VIC
    Associate Professor in Fine Art at Monash University and Enterprise Professor in Interdisciplinary Practice, University of Melbourne
  • Sharon Butcher, NT
    Senior Art Worker and Director, Papunya Tjupi Arts
  • Kelli Cole, ACT
    Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art  National Gallery of Australia
  • Chad Creighton, WA
    CEO, Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia
  • Frank Howarth, NSW
    Museum professional with extensive experience including Director of the Australian Museum (2004-2014). Managing Director of Frank Howarth and Associates.
  • Dr Greg Lehman, TAS
    Pro Vice-Chancellor, Aboriginal Leadership at the University of Tasmania
  • Vicky Lindner, NT
    Chairperson of the Antulye Estate Group and a Director of the Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation
  • Matthew Palmer, NT
    Chairperson of the Irlpme Estate Group and Chairperson of the Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation
  • Joann Russo, QLD
    Art Centre Manager, Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre