The William and Margaret Geary Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Culture Humanities
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Glenn Iseger-Pilkington is a Wadjarri, Nhanda and Nyoongar man, and a member of a Dutch and Scottish migrant family.
As the William and Margaret Geary Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Culture at the South Australian Museum, Glenn works in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia, securing the relevance and dynamism of the Australian Aboriginal Culture Collection.
Glenn is a pivotal force behind bringing the South Australian Museum’s vast Australian Aboriginal collections to life, showing how they reinforce the stories of the present.
Part of a new generation of leaders in Aboriginal culture and Australian art history, Glenn was previously the Curator for Content Development for the Western Australian Museum’s New Museum Project, having also held the position of Associate Curator of Indigenous Objects and Photography at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Glenn was involved in the curatorial development of the major international exhibition ‘Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond: The World Reimagined’, and also in the development of ‘Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then & Now’, a significant visual arts initiative working with artists across the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Glenn curated the prestigious Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards on two occasions and has been involved in other significant projects such as ‘Larraktij: The Kerry Stokes Collection’ and ‘Culture Warriors: The National Indigenous Art Triennial’.
BA Visual Arts (Printmaking), Edith Cowan University.
Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander art and material culture, Indigenous museology, art history, contemporary photography, printmaking.
Councillor, Faculty of Humanities Advisory Committee, Curtin University, 2015
Museum Australia National Conference – Presenter, ‘Crafting relevance in the age of the new’, 2015
Member of the Board of Directors, Indigenous Art Code, 2013 – 2014
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Awards, Museum and Gallery of the NT, Judge, 2012
National Indigenous Photography and Moving Image Symposium, Presenter, 2012
Omission, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Curator, 2012
Viscopy Indigenous Reference Committee member, 2011
City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award, Judge, 2011
Western Australian Indigenous Art Award, Curator and Judge, 2011
At the Frontier: Museums Australia National Conference, 2011
Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, Curator and Judge, 2010.
Fellowships and awards
Recipient, British Council Australia’s Accelerate Program 2016
Endeavour Executive Fellowship, Australian Education International, 2015
Australia Council for the Arts, Skills and Arts Development, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Board, 2015
National Gallery of Australia & Wesfarmers Indigenous Fellowship, inaugural recipient, (Project: ‘(un)disclosed: Artists, Culture & Creativity: a digital survey of the 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial’), 2010 – 2014
National Gallery of Australia & Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program, Certificate II in Indigenous Leadership, 2010.
Contributing author, ‘Timothy Cook: Dancing with the Moon’, artist monograph, UWA Press, 2015
Guest co-editor and contributing author, ‘Artlink Indigenous IV: Blackground’, 2014
Contributing author, ‘Parallel Collisions’, Adelaide Biennale Publication, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2012
Contributing author, ‘National Indigenous Art Triennial: (un)disclosed)’, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Australia, 2012
Author, ‘Omission’, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, exhibition Publication, 2012
Contributing author, ‘My Country: I Still Call Australia Home’, exhibition Publication, Queensland Art Gallery, 2012
Author, ‘Branded: the Indigenous Aesthetic’, Flash, Online Journal, Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2011
Contributing author and editor, ‘Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011’, Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2011
Contributing author and editor, ‘Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2010’, Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2010.