Margaret Moore


Margaret Moore is an independent curator, writer and contemporary art consultant in Perth, Western Australia. She is a former Curator of the Art Gallery of Western Australia where she worked extensively with the twentieth century collection with an emphasis in post 1960s art.

Formative years in her career after graduating from the Australian National University, Canberra and City Art Institute, Sydney were in various public and education roles at the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Australia Council.

She has published articles and reviews widely in Australian journals and has co-authored a number of exhibition catalogues including mid-career surveys of Miriam Stannage and Karl Wiebke and an exploratory exhibition of Australian and South East Asian artists, Confess and Conceal, that toured in the region in the early 1990s. She is the author of a regional gallery development guide entitled Purpose published by Art On The Move in 1998 and an earlier publication for Art On The Move (then NETS WA) entitled Principles and Guidelines for Curating a Touring Exhibition.

Margaret maintains broad based professional interests in the arts and social and cultural developments through her positions on the Board of the Perth International Arts Festival and as former Chair of the Arts Development Panel for the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts. She is currently a visiting lecturer at Edith Cowan University; she works in association with Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, and is the Western Australian representative for Shapiro Art Auctioneers in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Margaret Moore

Margaret Moore
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