Mr Glenn Iseger-Pilkington

The William and Margaret Geary Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Culture Humanities

0484 096 449
glenn.iseger-pilkington@samuseum.sa.gov.au

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’.

 

Education

BA Visual Arts (Printmaking), Edith Cowan University.

 

Media expertise

Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander art and material culture, Indigenous museology, art history, contemporary photography, printmaking. 

 

Professional activity

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.

 

Media

An Indigenous curator for Indigenous artefacts: South Australia breaks new ground

 

Publications

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.