Judith Ryan, Senior Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria has retired after a 44 year career. Judith greatly contributed to the development and scholarly interpretation of a nationally important public collection of Australian and Torres Strait Islander art, which will be her lasting legacy.
We acknowledge and thank Judith for her commitment to our sector through her participation in programs at metropolitan and regional galleries across Victoria throughout her tenure. In 2012, Judith led a memorable tour of the exhibition Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art with John Kean for PGAV members.
Image: Judith Ryan AM, Senior Curator of Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Victoria. Photo: NGV.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.