The Art on Show Awards are very grateful for the generous support of our judges, and are proud to announce Robert Heather, Art Museum Director, New England Regional Art Museum: NERAM, Armidale New South Wales, will judge the 2018 Woollam Constructions Art of Show Awards.
Robert Heather has been the Art Museum Director at the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) in Armidale since 2016 when he moved there from Melbourne. In this role he is custodian of one of the largest and most significant art collections in regional Australia which includes the
Howard Hinton Collection of historical Australian art. He spent nine years at the State Library of Victoria where he was the Manager responsible for exhibitions, events, publications and fellowships in one of Australia’s oldest and most popular cultural institutions. Robert was the first Director of Artspace Mackay when it opened in 2003 and in that role also established programs such as the Libris Awards, Artspace Mackay Foundation and the Focus on Artists’ Books events. He has also worked as the Executive Director of the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland, Marketing Manager and Deputy Director at Cairns Regional Gallery and in the marketing department at the Queensland Art Gallery. He is an experienced gallery professional who has served on a number of arts boards, management committees and funding bodies around the country. Robert is looking forward to reconnecting with the Mackay arts community. Visit the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) website for more information on Robert and the Howard Hinton Collection.
Judges are invited each year from a range of art disciplines and are recognised for their own outstanding achievement in arts related fields. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise their commitment to supporting and promoting the Australian art’s community.
Artist David Fairbairn
Artist Rona Green
Jason Smith, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern
Artist G.W Bot
Beckett Rozentals: National Gallery of Victoria
Emma Kindred:National Gallery of Australia
Artist Joe Furlonger
Artist Ron McBurnie
Natalie Wilson, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Angela Goddard, Queensland Art Gallery
Michael Wardell, Artspace Mackay
Christine Campbell, Flying Arts Alliance