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Kelly Gellatly

Kelly Gellatly

Kelly Gellatly is an experienced arts leader, advocate, curator, and writer. She is Founding Director of Agency Untitled, an online publishing platform due for launch in March 2021. She has curated more than fifty exhibitions of the work of leading Australian and international artists and has published extensively on contemporary art, Australian modernism and photographic practice. Kelly was Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne from 2013–20; Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne from 2003–13, and has held curatorial positions at Heide Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

'Catherine Opie: Binding Ties: Dramatic chiaroscuro at Heide' by Kelly Gellatly

ABR Arts 11 April 2023
‘The vulnerability of being an artist is a really hard thing to contend with, but it’s also very interesting to navigate. To keep putting out bodies of work that are reflections of how you think is an inherently vulnerable thing to do. There’s also been something of a waiting out over the years for the resonance to come back to me, for people to tell me what the work has meant to them.’& ... (read more)

'Slow Moving Waters' | The 2021 TarraWarra Biennial

ABR Arts 19 May 2021
Given the subject matter and ethos of the 2021 TarraWarra Biennial Slow Moving Waters, it is fair to assume that it was conceived as an immediate response to the period we have just endured and the global, national, and local impact of the pandemic. Yet it was initially scheduled to open in 2020 and delayed because of Covid-19 and Melbourne’s two extended lockdowns. ... (read more)

TIWI | National Gallery of Victoria

ABR Arts 01 March 2021
Today, our screen-filled lives both encourage and condition us – through our collective, incessant scrolling – to dip in and to consume; a modus operandi or malaise that affects both exhibition-making and the viewing habits of audiences that are increasingly enticed and rewarded by contemporary art as spectacle – art that is immersive, often participatory in some way, and that looks great on ... (read more)