Jason Smith has been the Director & CEO of Geelong Gallery since April 2016. He was curator of the survey Fred Williams in You Yangs and he was the initiating curator and member of the international curatorial team for the acclaimed touring exhibition Making Modernism: O’Keeffe, Preston & Cossington Smith. He was previously Curatorial Manager of Australian Art at the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art; Director & CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art; Director of Monash Gallery of Art; and Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria. Since 1995 he has individually and collaboratively curated over 50 solo, group and thematic exhibitions including major surveys of the works of Howard Arkley, Peter Booth, Louise Bourgeois, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Stephen Benwell and Kathy Temin. He has written on the works of more than 150 artists for a range of publications.
Jason is currently Chair of the Arts, Heritage & Culture Pillar Group of G21 – Geelong Regional Alliance.
Image: Photographer Mathew Wren.