SALLY GRAY | About Sally Gray
Dr Sally Gray is a creative thinker whose self-crafted career has been independent and inventive. She is currently a writer, curator, artist, concept developer and creative producer with projects realised, nationally and internationally, under the umbrella of the arts consultancy she founded in May 1994.
Sally, Gray, Sydney, Artist, Curator
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About Sally Gray

Following a career in education in Melbourne, London and Sydney – in which she was a progressive educator; curriculum innovator; social change agent; advocate for gender, racial and sexual equality; researcher; writer of public policy; senior ministerial policy advisor and manager – Sally changed direction in 1989 to pursue a career in the arts as curator, creative director and artist. Her exhibitions – covering architecture, art, design, photography, fashion, queer cultures and cultural history – have appeared in Beijing, London, Melbourne, Sydney and regional galleries and museums in Australia. In 1993 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to conduct international research on how meaning is created through exhibition curating and design. In 2002 Sally returned to academic scholarship as an independent scholar. Her work has appeared in refereed journals and books and popular arts publications – in print and online. She was awarded a prestigious Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (2010-12); a Visiting Research Fellowship at The Centre for Fashion at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (2015-2016) and was a Visiting Scholar in Cultural History at UNSW, Sydney (2013-2015). She has taught Art and Design History as a sessional lecturer at UNSW and UTS, and given numerous public talks and conference papers on art, design, architecture, fashion and urban planning.

Sally holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in history from Monash University Melbourne and the University of Sydney. She was awarded a PhD in Art History and Theory from UNSW, Sydney in 2006.

Sally Gray’s committee memberships include:

Australia Post Stamp Advisory Committee (1993-98) – selecting Australian stamp designs
Visions of Australia Committee (1993-95) – selecting projects to be funded under a grant program for touring exhibitions of Australian cultural material
Design Working Group, Small Business Corporation, NSW Department of State Development (1993) – policy development and government promotion of creativity and innovation
Australian Design Awards Panel (1996) – selection of Australian Design Awards recipients.
NSW Women’s Reconciliation Network – co-chair (1996 –1997) Sydney.
City of Sydney Public Art selection panel 2007/8


Sally’s work as artist, curator and arts consultant has been reported in a range of publications including: Art and Australia; Monument; Object; Architecture Australia; Artlink; Art Monthly; Museum National; The Australian Creative; Design News Japan; Vogue Living; 24 Hours; The Beijing Daily; Asian Art; The Asian Wall Street Journal; Imprint; The Bulletin; The Financial Review; Good Weekend; The Sydney Morning Herald; The Weekend Australian; The Sunday Telegraph; The Herald Sun; The Daily Telegraph; Spectrum; The Canberra Times; The Sunday Age; Business Sydney; and The Australian Magazine.


Read more about Sally’s current work in Latest from Sally Gray.

Image Credits

Homepage Image: Sally Gray Photo: Grant Turner, Mediakoo

Top: Sally Gray Photo: Andrew Lehman