Kelly Gellatly

(Independent Cultural Advisor, Museum Director/Ian Potter Museum, Curator National Art Gallery Victoria)

Kelly Gellatly is an experienced arts leader, advocate, curator and writer. She has curated more than 50 exhibitions of the work of leading Australian and international artists and has published extensively on contemporary art, Australian modernism and photographic practice. She was Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne from 2013-2020; Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne from 2003-2013, and has held curatorial positions at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Kelly has contributed widely to the broader arts community throughout her career through her role on Boards and Advisory Committees, in the capacity of judge for a variety of prizes and awards, and as a guest speaker and lecturer. She is a Board member of the national philanthropic foundation Sheila. Kelly is passionate about facilitating and encouraging the broadest possible access to the arts, particularly contemporary practice and to supporting the leadership potential of women in the arts.