As part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s 150 year anniversary celebrations, a distinguished global panel of art professionals will consider the critical importance of creating, collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. This free event is special collaboration between the City of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2011

Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Entry from 5.30pm

Venue: Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne


Mr Bill Henson – Visual Artist, Melbourne

Ms Mami Kataoka – Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Mr Li Lei, Director – Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Mr Terry Smith –  Andrew W Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, Henry Clay Frick Department of the History and Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, USA


Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

For further information see the Melbourne Conversations website.