Art History: Public lecture and Masterclass presented by Karen Quinlan
Public lecture and Masterclass presented by Karen Quinlan
Karen Quinlan has a long and distinguished history of leadership in the visual arts: as an art gallery Director, as a curator and arts manager, as an educator, and as a
significant contributor to the community in which she lives. Under her leadership, the Bendigo Art Gallery became an internationally recognised site for quality
exhibitions, many undertaken with overseas partners, such as the National Portrait Gallery in London.
In 2018 Quinlan was appointed Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Australia. Quinlan said: “I am looking at the future of the NPGA with confidence and ambition. I am drawn to its uniqueness, its narrative and its collection, both visually and philosophically.
Quinlan will reflect on her extensive experience in the cultural sector in Australia, and elaborate on her ambitious plans for the National Portrait Gallery. An institution that she has described as: “It is one of a kind! It celebrates our success, our inventiveness, our artistry, our cleverness as a nation and our identity. It must continue to collect works that symbolise the breadth and depth of Australian life”.
Masterclass (USYD students only):
A20 Woolley Seminar Room S226
RSVP by email
6pm – 7pm
A08 Heydon Laurence Lecture Theatre 217