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Audience Engagement

Gippsland Art Gallery Mathew Thomas Conversation Series 1FEB19

Audience Engagement

Thursday 20 Jun 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

In this one-day seminar you will gain insights into engaging audiences and building repeat visitation -  Creative Victoria will outline their new Audience Research Tool-kit, while Bunjil Place, Geelong Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) and  Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) will discuss their approaches to developing new and diverse audiences.

Belinda Briggs, Community Engagement Officer – Indigenous, Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
Linda Fleet, Director – Strategic Marking and Communications, Creative Victoria
Vanessa Gerrans, Director & Agostina Hawkins, Education Officer, Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG)
Sarah Lyons, Audience Engagement Officer & Joel Evans, Senior Arts Programming Officer, Bunjil Place
Gill Nicol, Director Audience Engagement, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
Penny Whitehead, Deputy Director – Commercial Operations & Development, Geelong Gallery

10:45am: Registration Opens
11am: Welcome
11:05am: Creative Victoria’s new Audience Research Toolkit
11:50am: Celebrating Difference: access and audience engagement at the MCA
12:30pm: Lunch
1:45pm: First Nations Audience Engagement at SAM 
2:30pm: Engaging Young Audiences at Bunjil Place and WAG
3:15pm: Afternoon tea
3:45pm: Geelong Gallery’s Art + Memory & Technology programs
4:30pm: Closing Comments

When & Where

When: Thursday 20 June, 11.00am-4.30pm
Where: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne


PGAV Member $330 / PGAV Member with a Four Session Package $280.50
Non-Member $440 
Registration includes lunch and afternoon tea.
Bookings close Thursday 13 June, 12noon

Cancellation 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 12 noon Monday 10 June 2019.
  • Cancellations received before 12noon on Thursday 13 June 2019  will be refunded, less an administration fee of $55 including GST.
  • Cancellations received after 12noon on Thursday 13 June 2019 are not refundable.
  • Exceptions are at the discretion of the PGAV.
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Image: Art Conversation series at Gippsland Art Gallery. Local artist Matthew Thomas discusses his exhibition On Edge on 1 February 2019. Courtesy of Gippsland Art Gallery. 


The PGAV thanks the Besen Family Foundation for their support of the 2019 Professional Development Program:

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presentation partners

The PGAV thanks the following Presentation Partners:

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2019 PGAV Four Session Package

*Four Session Packages are available to PGAV Members. Packages cost $ 1,122.00 (GST incl), delivering a 15% saving, and can be used for any four sessions throughout the year.


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