New curator at Ian Potter Museum of Art

The Ian Potter Museum of Art is delighted to announce that Melissa Keys will be joining the Museum as Project Curator for the next two years.

With almost 20 years’ professional experience, Melissa has curated and collaborated on a wide range of contemporary art projects and programs in leading museums, galleries, art spaces and public sites, both locally, nationally and internationally. She is also highly regarded for her independent curatorial projects, working with institutions such the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP); Linden New Art (formerly Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts); Margaret Lawrence Gallery at the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts, and C24 in New York City.

Most recently, Melissa has been Acting Director/Senior Curator at National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria. Previous roles have included Associate Curator at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC; Curator at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), and at Monash University Museum of Art and Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Melissa joins the Potter at an exciting and extremely busy time and will work with the Museum’s curatorial team to deliver programs at both the Potter and Buxton Contemporary, which will open on the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus (Faculty of VCA and MCM) in late 2017.