SPEAKER: Ian Tully
Having grown up on the family farm in southern Riverina, NSW, Tully has long been interested in rural and regional Australia. As a printmaker and multi form artist his practice references memory, place, and the competing interests of society, politics, the environment and industry. Prior to his current position as director of Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery and the ACRE Project, he was Educational Manager of Visual Media Studies at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE and lectured in printmaking for La Trobe University Mildura. He has been a board member for the Public Galleries Association of Victoria, has sat on assessment panels for Regional Arts Victoria and the Australia Council and currently sits on the board of South West Arts Inc. Tully is a musician and resides in the small river town of Moulamein NSW on the banks of the Billabong Creek and Edward River.