Hannah Presley

Hannah Presley is an Aboriginal curator based in Melbourne. She is Senior Curator, Museums and Collections at University of Melbourne and a Director of Agency. Hannah was recently curator of Indigenous Art at National Gallery of Victoria and is the curator of Primavera 2021 at Museum of Contemporary Art and Observance at Buxton Contemporary (with Sam Comte). Her practice focuses on the development of creative projects with Aboriginal artists, working closely with artists, learning about the techniques, history and community that inform their making to help guide her curatorial process. Presley draws on inspiration from her early roles working at Warumpi  Arts and other Central Australian Art Centres. As Exhibitions Officer at Araluen Galleries, in Alice Springs, Presley had the privilege of coordinating a number of shows including the annual Desert Mob exhibition. Presley was the inaugural Yalingwa curator at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, where she curated A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness in 2018 and was First Nations Assistant curator for Tracey Moffatt at the 57th Venice Biennale.  

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