Potential Griffith University Art Museum closure

The future of Griffith University Art Museum is uncertain as pressures for faculty expansion have led to a rethink of priorities.
Griffith. Exterior view of gallery at night

Artist and Griffith University alumna, Victoria Reichelt posted on Instagram yesterday (4 December) that Griffith University Art Museum (GUAM) ‘is under consideration for closure as early as next year’.

Reichelt wrote: ‘The loss of this amazing cultural asset for Queensland and Australia would diminish the reputation of Griffith University, and reverberate for many years as an extremely myopic decision that will devastate the visual arts community of Queensland and the University teaching staff and students. Loss of the Griffith University Art Museum will also lower the University’s attractiveness to future students of visual arts and design.’

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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