VIDEO CONTEMPORARY CURATOR
IAN POTTER MUSEUM OF ART
Kelly Gellatly is the Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne. An internationally recognised exhibitions and collections curator, she was Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria from 2003 to 2013 and has also held curatorial positions at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Kelly has curated over 30 exhibitions of the work of leading Australian and international artists and has published extensively on contemporary art and photographic practice. Her most recent curatorial project is Stieg Persson: Polyphonic, a 30-year survey of the work Melbourne-based contemporary artist Stieg Persson. She is currently part of an Asialink Global Projects curatorium which will see Heather B Swann’s project I let my body fall in to a rhythm exhibited in Tokyo and in Melbourne at the Potter in late 2018. Kelly has also contributed widely to the broader arts community throughout her career through her role on Boards and Advisory Committees, in the capacity of judge for a variety of prizes and awards, and as a guest speaker, lecturer and mentor.
In her time as Director, the Potter has seen major organisational change, increased its public profile and witnessed a significant growth in visitors from within the University community and wider public, including over 8,000 students involved in direct curriculum engagement at the Museum through its exhibitions and programs.
Kelly 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.