Tony is a leading figure in the Australian arts sector & Director of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). He began his career as an Aboriginal Art Coordinator, working at Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Kununurra; then worked as a Curator at the NGV, specialising in major international curatorial projects. He was Director, Bendigo Art Gallery; Deputy Director – International Art, NGV & Director of the Queensland Art Gallery & the Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) prior to returning to the NGV as Director in August 2012.
Under Tony Ellwood’s stewardship, the National Gallery of Victoria has become the most visited gallery in Australia. He is unafraid to test boundaries, & through a series of blockbuster exhibitions has made the NGV an exciting and accessible part of the community.
He has overseen many significant exhibitions in Australia during the past decade. He has also written and edited numerous publications and articles.
Tony has been on several state & Commonwealth boards, including the Visions of Australia Committee, Museums Australia National Board, Victorian College of the Arts Board & Academic committee; the Art Exhibitions Australia Board & the Japan-Australia Foundation Board. Tony was also on the selection committees for the 2005 & 2009 Venice Biennales. Tony was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia and Doctor of Arts honoris causa (RMIT University) in 2018. In 2019 Honorary Doctorate (Deakin University) & Doctor of Letters honoris causa (La Trobe University).
12pm Friday 16th August 2019
An afternoon of conversation, food & wine
$85pp all inclusive