Introducing Julianne Mackay, another of our WA Conferespondents attending MGA2018 Conference in Melbourne.

JULIANNE MACKAY

I have worked in a variety of travel and events positions, notably 8 years with the Perth International Arts Festival where I was the Travel Manager handing all flights, accommodation and visa arrangements for incoming artists.

I’ve worked for a broad range of arts organisations like PICA and Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company as well as STEPS Youth Dance Company, Performing Lines Western Australia and at UWA.

I’ve curated a number of individual projects and exhibitions including the annual St Georges Art Show, which I’ve been doing since 2010, and Outside the Frame for the City of Armadale.

My museums career began as a volunteer at the Wanneroo Regional Museum where I went on to work as a Museum Assistant then Exhibitions and Programs Office. The role was exciting and diverse and gave me the opportunity to  coordinate and curate many high profile exhibitions such as Montages The Full Cut 1999-2016 by Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hilberg. I’ve worked with many local artists including Sally Morgan, Curtis Taylor, Michael Jalaru Torres and Jess Hart. I am currently the Curator at the Old Court House Law Museum.

I am born and bred in Perth and am looking forward to the Conference for a range of reasons; networking, gaining valuable knowledge and information about all aspects of the museum and gallery sectors and being able to put things into practice. I love Melbourne and the opportunity to attend this conference is something I am very grateful for. Personal development has been often overlooked in jobs I have had so this is such a great thing for me to be part of.

Confer-espondents are going to be sharing their expectations, experiences and learning from MGA2018 via this blog and our Facebook page so you can experience the conference through their eyes. Over the next few weeks we’ll introduce our correspondents and what they’re most looking forward to at MGA2018. In the meantime, if you want to hear what they have to say, make sure you subscribe to this blog, follow our Twitter profile (they’re going to be live tweeting) and have liked our Facebook page. You won’t want to miss a thing.