Queer Collection Tours [Melbourne]
Queer Collection Tours [Melbourne]

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Saturday January 28, 2023
1:00 PM


NGV International

Auslan Interpreter/s

Cindi Boychuk & Marc Ethan

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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Speakers at NGV International:

Alex Creece is a writer, poet, collage artist, and average kook living and working on Wadawurrung land. Alex works as the Online Editor for Archer Magazine and the Production Editor for Cordite Poetry Review. She’s also on the editorial committee for Sunder Journal. Alex was awarded a Write-ability Fellowship in 2019 and a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship in 2020. A sample of Alex’s work was Highly Commended in the 2019 Next Chapter Scheme, and she was shortlisted for the 2021 Kat Muscat Fellowship. In 2022, Alex was shortlisted for the inaugural Born Writers Award and the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award. She’s been published with Australian Poetry Journal, Aniko Press, SBS Online, and more. Her collages have been shown at The Dax Centre and Geelong Art Space.

Dr Ted Gott is Senior Curator, International Art at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and was one of the co-curators of QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection. He has curated and co-curated more than 25 exhibitions, including Salvador Dalí: Liquid Desire and Napoleon: Revolution to Empire. He has published widely on Australian, British and French art, and in 2013 co-authored a cultural history of the gorilla in nineteenth and twentieth century art, literature, scientific discourse and cinema (Gorilla, Reaktion Press, London).

Meg Slater (she/they) is Curator, International Exhibition Projects at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Since 2017, Meg has worked on a number of the NGV’s major international exhibitions, including MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary ArtFrench Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the forthcoming Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi. Meg was also one of the five curators who organised QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection (2022), the most historically expansive thematic presentation of its kind ever presented by an Australian art institution. In 2021, Meg completed a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne with First Class Honours. Meg’s thesis explored the potential for large arts institutions to more meaningfully engage with marginal subjects and histories through exhibition making and programming.

Coral Guan is Project Assistant, International Exhibition Projects at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Exhibitions she has worked on include the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibitions The Picasso Century and the forthcoming Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi. Coral is currently completing a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne, with curatorial interests in cultural histories that exist on the periphery. Recently, she co-curated Labour Lexica at Linden Projects Space, exploring labour, futility and language.

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