PGAV PD Program

2018 Professional Development Program

As part of PGAV’s commitment to building the capacity of the public gallery sector, we will deliver an enhanced Professional Development Program in 2018. Comprised of 12 sessions, the program spans four key areas:

  • Building Profile and Engaging Audiences;
  • Fundraising and Development;
  • Gallery Best Practice; and
  • Leadership and Management.

Highly credentialed local and visiting speakers will share their expertise and unique insights, while sessions will be held in a variety of venues to provide an additional benefit for participants who wish to explore collections, exhibitions, venues, and networking opportunities in leading metropolitan and regional venues.


While the 2018 Professional Development Program is still in development, dates for each session are provided below to lock in your calendar!

Semester 1 program

Green Galleries
When: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Where: Sustainability Victoria
50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Developing a Compelling Business Case
When: Tuesday 13 March 2018
Where: National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3006

Effective Communication for Galleries
When: Tuesday 17 April 2018
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street
Bendigo VIC 3550

Raising Funds for Galleries
When: Tuesday 1 May 2018
Where: Deakin Downtown
Level 12, Tower 2
727 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3008

Making Your Gallery Inclusive
When: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Where: Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067

Manage People Effectively
When: Tuesday 5 June 2018
Where: Shepparton Art Museum
70 Welsford Street
Shepparton VIC 3630

Semester 2 program

Foundations – Making them work
When: Monday 23 July 2018
Where: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
111 Sturt Street
Southbank VIC 3006

Profile Raising Essentials
When: Wednesday 21 August 2018
Where: Ararat Regional Art Gallery
Western Highway
Ararat VIC 3377

Influence and Negotiation Skills
When: Wednesday 5 September 2018
Where: Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square
Melbourne VIC 3000

Curatorial Intensive
When: Wednesday 17 October 2018
Where: Melbourne CBD
Venue TBC

Collection Management – Current Issues
When: Wednesday 7 November 2018
Where: Gippsland Art Gallery
70 Foster Street
Sale VIC 3850

Registration Information

Registration and Four Session Packages
To secure your space in upcoming professional development sessions, check back with the PGAV Events page closer to the session date. Registration costs are as below:

  • PGAV Member (1 day session): $330 / PGAV Member (2 day session): $660
  • Non-Member (1 day session): $440 / Non-Member (2 day session): $880

PGAV Members can also access exclusive 2018 Professional Development Program Four Session Packages . Packages cost $1122 (incl GST), delivering a 15% saving, and provide our Member galleries with flexibility – pick any four sessions throughout the year for one of your staff to attend!

Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • Registered participants that are no longer able to attend may nominate a substitute up until the starting time. Where possible, please notify the PGAV of substitutions and cancellations by email, up until two weeks prior to the session date.
  • Cancellations received before two weeks prior to the session will be refunded, less an administration fee of $55 including GST.
  • Cancellations received after two weeks prior to the session are not refundable.
  • Exceptions are at the discretion of the PGAV.
Documentation Permission and usage Statement

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four session package

*Four Session Packages are available to PGAV Members. Packages cost $1122 (GST incl), delivering a 15% saving, and can be used for any four sessions throughout the year.


Upcoming PD Sessions

Sleep with Moths II
Mixed media
58 x 76 x 66cm
Collection Gippsland Art Gallery
Donated by Janie Michell through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program
Collection Management – Current Issues
Wednesday 7 Nov 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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