Guest Judges

Guest Judges

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.


2017 Judge

Artist David Fairbairn

2016 Judge

Artist Rona Green

2015 Judge

Jason Smith, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern

2014 Judge

 Artist G.W Bot


2013 Judge

Beckett Rozentals: National Gallery of Victoria

2012 Judge

Emma Kindred:National Gallery of Australia


2011 Judge

Artist Joe Furlonger


2010 Judge

Artist Ron McBurnie

2009 Judge

Natalie Wilson, Art Gallery of New South Wales


2008 Judge

Angela Goddard, Queensland Art Gallery


2007 Judge

Michael Wardell, Artspace Mackay

2006 Judge

Christine Campbell, Flying Arts Alliance


Banner image: Clinton Barker, Smithereens (detail).