New report gives thumbs up for Australia’s public galleries

Findings from the Australian Public Galleries Snapshot are hopeful for the small to medium sector, supported by 16.5 million visitors annually.

The Australian Public Galleries Snapshot is a research initiative prepared by Museums & Galleries Queensland and Public Galleries Association of Victoria on behalf of the National Public Galleries Alliance (NPGA).

In other words, it is a pretty comprehensive look at the small to medium public galleries sector across Australia. And, it is a first!

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina