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Ron Radford

Ron Radford

Ron Radford has worked in art galleries for forty-three years and was the director of the National Gallery of Australia and before that the director of the Art Gallery of South Australia. He was an inaugural board member and deputy chair of the National Portrait Gallery and has been chair of the Visual Arts/Craft Board of the Australia Council. Dr Radford is a trustee of the Gordon Darling Foundation.

Ron Radford reviews 'Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening our eyes' by Joanna Mendelssohn et al.

January-February 2019, no. 408 26 December 2018
This well-illustrated volume documents through its analysis of art exhibitions the massive rise of Australia’s art gallery attendances over a period of more than forty years. Before the late 1960s, only a few hundred thousand people visited Australian galleries each year; now many millions flock to them. The popularity is largely attributable to well-promoted special exhibitions. This book conce ... (read more)