John Buckley - Director
Dip Fine Art (Painting), RMIT
MA, University of British Columbia, Canada
1976 - 1979 Director, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1982 Australian Commissioner, Paris Biennale
1984 - 1986 Founding Director, Australian
Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
1986 - 2008 Independent curator & consultant
2000 - 2006 Director, John Buckley Fine Art Gallery, Bendigo Street, Prahran
2006 - 2012 Director, John Buckley Gallery, Albert Street, Richmond
2013 - Director, John Buckley Gallery, Bendigo Street, Prahran
John Buckley has curated important exhibitions of international art, including the late works of Philip Guston and Robert Mapplethorpe. He has also arranged visits of prominent artists to Australia including Keith Haring, Michael Craig-Martin, Rodney Allan Greenblatt, Carl André and William T Wiley.
Among the exhibitions of Australian art curated by Buckley is the first major retrospective show of Sidney Nolan’s works on paper in the late 70s and Nocturne: Images of Night and Darkness in Australian Art from Colonial to Contemporary in 2002.
John Buckley curated the Loti and Victor Smorgon Collection of Contemporary Australian Art which is now part of the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. He has acted as an advisor to a number of major private and corporate collectors including the Michael Buxton Collection, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deutsche Bank, the Westin Hotel, the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne and the Park Hyatt in Sydney.