Kelly Gellatly is the Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne. Prior to taking up the role in 2013 she was Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. She has also held curatorial positions at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Kelly has curated more than 30 exhibitions of the work of leading Australian and international artists and has published extensively on contemporary art and photographic practice.
In her time as Director, Kelly has driven major organisational change, increased the Potter’s public profile and enabled significant growth in visitors from within the University community and wider public, including the number of tertiary students involved in direct curriculum engagement through the Museum’s landmark Academic Programs. She is currently working on a major redevelopment of the Potter Art Museum with celebrated Melbourne-based architects Wood Marsh, due for completion in early 2020.
Kelly is passionate about facilitating and encouraging the broadest possible access to the arts, particularly contemporary practice and to supporting the leadership potential of women in the arts.