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Director of New England Regional Art Museum

Mentors in Armidale

Rachael, Parsons


New England Regional Art Museum

Rachael is an Australian curator, educator and academic currently based at New England Regional Art Museum as the Art Museum Director.

For over 12 years, she has worked as an independent and institutional curator within university, commercial, public and artists run spaces. Her recent experience includes being the Manager, Exhibitions and Curatorial at New England Regional Art Museum where she delivered multiple programs including curating HINTON: Treasures of Australian Art, a permanent salon display exhibition from NERAM’s Howard Hinton Collection.

Prior to coming to NERAM Rachael was the Curator for Digital Media at QUT Precincts (Queensland University of Technology), where she curated and managed their exhibition program focused on contemporary digital, new media and technology based creative practice. Showcasing groundbreaking new media and digital artwork from local and international artists, these exhibitions offered access and opportunities to a broad range of audiences to discover and engage with creative technology and art. Rachael also curated the inaugural exhibition program at Side Gallery, a curated space dedicated to providing opportunities for emerging and established artists, illustrators, photographers and designers to show their work in an environment open to experimentation and newly developed practice.

In 2012 Rachael joined Brisbane-based artist-run initiative Vegas Spray as a Co-Director to facilitate a range of programs and platforms that support and promote the cultural ecology of Brisbane including BNE Art and the Brisbane Experimental Arts Festival. Rachael has also been an arts educator since 2008, tutoring in a range of art theory and Creative Industries units at Queensland University of Technology.

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