Lauretta Morton OAM
Invited Guest - Newcastle Art Gallery Director

Over 35 years’ experience in the Visual Arts and Creative Industries sectors in both government and private organisations.

Directorship of Newcastle Art Gallery has resulted in the highest audience participation in over a decade and record growth in benefaction and donations to City of Newcastle’s $126 M collection of over 7,000 works of art.

An arts advocate committed to supporting the broader Gallery and Museum profession as a Create NSW Visual Arts Board Member, Create NSW and Museums & Galleries NSW Peer, Create NSW Regional Arts Touring Sub-Committee member, University of Newcastle Gallery Advisory Board member and Health Infrastructure John Hunter Health & Innovation Precinct Arts Working Group member.

Membership affiliations include the Protection of Australasian Cultural Assets Committee, Australian Museums & Galleries Association, Regional Galleries NSW and Local Government Professionals Australia NSW.