Judith Blackall is Curator and Manager at the National Art School Gallery. She joined NAS in late 2013 and works on the annual program of exhibitions, including the student exhibitions at year-end, the development and exhibition of NAS Collection and other projects for the School. She speaks to students on curatorial approaches, professional practice and contributes to the Art Forum program of weekly lectures. Judith was previously Head of Artistic Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia from 1997 to 2013.
With over 25 years’ experience in contemporary art, Judith has worked directly on more than 40 exhibitions and projects, touring exhibitions internationally and a range of outreach projects. Judith’s career as a curator began after an extended time living and working in Italy, from 1982 to 1997, where she established and ran a studio and residency for Australian artists in Arthur Boyd’s property in the Tuscan countryside. While in Italy she also worked in contemporary art museums and galleries in Florence, Prato and Milan on a number of projects. She has extensive experience in Australian and international contemporary art and is committed to high quality, thought-provoking art experiences for a broad range of audiences.