Dynamic Australian curator Charlotte Day has been appointed Director of the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA). Day will take up the role next month, succeeding Max Delany who recently took up the position of senior curator, contemporary art at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Currently associate curator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Day comes to MUMA with a wealth of experience across the contemporary art sector in Australia including roles as director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography and assistant director of Gertrude Contemporary.
Day has been at the heart of independent curatorial practice for the last decade. She has a reputation for innovative, collaborative projects that span exhibitions, publications, and public projects for museums and contemporary art spaces at a national and international level.
She has curated a range of significant exhibitions including Ricky Swallow’s Australian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale in 2005, the 2008 TarraWarra Biennial, the 2010 Adelaide Biennial as well as NEW09 and NEW13 at ACCA. She also curated Monash University’s Head of Fine Arts, Professor Callum Morton’s, project for the 2007 Venice Biennale.
“I’m thrilled to join a museum with such a significant collection of contemporary art and an innovative program of exhibitions and publishing. The Monash University Museum of Art plays an important role in defining directions in contemporary practice as they unfold and reflect on its recent history. I am interested in exploring new ways to work with contemporary artists at MUMA and contributing to public discussions around contemporary art,” Day said.