Miriam Kelly
Senior Curator – Melbourne


Miriam joined Artbank in 2013 as the Curator and Collection Coordinator and moved into her current role in 2017. Previously, she was the Assistant Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture at the National Gallery of Australia (2008-2013). A graduate of the Australian National University, Miriam pioneered an Honours program in Art Theory combining a curatorial project and thesis, for which she was awarded the University Medal. Over the past decade, in addition to her institutional roles, Miriam has served on the advisory boards of Megalo Print Studio + Gallery and Canberra Contemporary Art Space, as well as in the role of chair of The Invisible Inc. and its publication Runway Australian Experimental Art. Miriam has consistently published on aspects of Australian art and developed exhibitions engaging with the work of contemporary artists.

At Artbank, Miriam works with the curatorial and registration teams on the ongoing acquisition, management and protection of the collection and delivery of exhibition and publication programs including Sturgeon. In 2017, Miriam led the first major redevelopment of Artbankā€™s digital systems for the betterment of all teams.