Director at National Gallery Australia, Australia
Nick Mitzevich was appointed as director of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra in 2018, following eight years at the head of the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) in Adelaide. He has contributed significantly to Australia’s museum and art gallery sector for over twenty years as a gallery director since 2001.
At AGSA, Nick led many initiatives including a diverse artistic program, significant attendance growth, the revitalisation of the building and its displays and the expansion of community engagement. He brings to the NGA his experience in collection development, building philanthropic support, public programming and change management and in curating contemporary international and Australian art exhibitions and displays. In his previous directorial roles he was particularly known for his bold transformation of audiences through education programs and community engagement.
Previously in his career, Nick was the director of the University of Queensland Art Museum in Brisbane, director of the Newcastle Region Art Gallery in New South Wales and coordinator of the artist-run space 249 Gallery in Newcastle. He has curated notable exhibitions across Australia, and was invited to participate in the Global Museum Leaders Colloquium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2016. Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and Graduate Diplomas in Education and Fine Art from the University of Newcastle.
Nick was at Culture Business Canberra to present his masterclass for arts fundraisers.