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Australia Pavilion Invigilation Program 2024

We engaged with state and territory galleries and museums to invite applications from audience engagement staff as invigilators for Venice Biennale 2024.


Photo: Josef Ruckli
For the Venice Biennale 2024, we engaged with state and territory galleries and museums to invite applications from audience engagement staff.

Selected participants will undertake exhibition mediation for the Australia Pavilion during the Biennale in 2024.

Applications were assessed by our staff against the criteria of: Relevant skills, understanding and capacity to support the exhibition mediation of Archie Moore’s exhibition within the Pavilion; and Leadership: An active and/or reflective approach to Australian and international visual arts practice and/or audience engagement.

In this professional development opportunity, successful applicants will travel to Venice for a rostered period of 6 – 12 weeks to undertake mediation of Archie Moore’s presentation in the Australia Pavilion, curated by Ellie Buttrose.

The Venice project team will work with participants to co-design additional professional development activities to expand upon the mediation experience of the Australia Pavilion. Participants will additionally receive a microgrant to facilitate this professional development.

Cultural Mediation training has been delivered in partnership with UQ Art Museum, who facilitated workshops in Brisbane with the participants ahead of their rostered placements in Venice. See more about UQ cultural mediation training here.

2024 Australia Pavilion Invigilation team

Gillian Jones

Jayden Gonsalves

Joy Angelo Santos

Laura Lewis-Jones

Leah Pirone 

Luisa Randall 

Max Boland 

Sanja Zeljko