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Effective Communication for Galleries

Bendigo Art Gallery

Effective Communication for Galleries

Tuesday 17 Apr 2018, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Communicating complex ideas in meaningful ways is critical to engaging audiences for the visual arts. In this short course you will learn how to write content for a wide range of purposes using Plain English.

The session will include presentations by Mark Orlandi, Marketing & Audience Engagement Officer at Bendigo Art Gallery who will discuss the gallery's approach to social media, and Kate Ryan, the Truby and Florence Williams Curator of Children’s Programs at the National Gallery of Victoria, who will discuss creating content specifically for younger audiences and families; as well as a practical Plain English workshop facilitated by Andrew Pegler of Andrew Pegler Media. The session will include a tour of the exhibition New Histories in which contemporary artists re-imagine historic works from Bendigo Art Gallery's collection.

This session will be relevant for Directors, Curators, Public Programs, Education and Marketing staff at public galleries. Don’t miss this opportunity to hone your communication skills and better engage with your audiences.

Registrations close Monday 9 April 2018 at 12 noon.


Tuesday 17 April 2018, 10.30am - 5:00pm


Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

Prices and booking
  • PGAV Member $330 / Non-Member $440 
  • PGAV Members can also access exclusive 2018 Professional Development ProgramFour Session Packages. Packages cost $1122, 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! 
  • All costs are GST inclusive
  • Registrations close Monday 9 April 2018 at 12 noon.
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 Monday 9 April 2018 at 12 noon. 
  • Cancellations received before Monday 9 April 2018 at 12 noon will be refunded, less an administration fee of $55 including GST.
  • Cancellations received after Monday 9 April 2018 at 12 noon are not refundable.
  • Exceptions are at the discretion of the PGAV.

The PGAV wishes to thank the following Effective Communication for Galleries Presentation Partners. 

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Image: Installation view, Bendigo Art Gallery.

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2018 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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