Worked: Australia (VIC).
Irena Zdanowicz is a graduate of The University of Melbourne. From 1968 until 2001 she worked as a curator at the National Gallery of Victoria, first in the Department of Decorative Arts and then in Prints and Drawings, where, for the last twenty years, she was Senior Curator (1981-2001). Since leaving the NGV she has continued to work as a curator and writer. In 2003 she collaborated (with Stephen Coppel) on the Fred Williams catalogue for the British Museum (Fred Williams: an Australian Vision), and in 2007 curated the exhibition, Masters of Emotion: Exploring the Emotions from the Old Masters to the Present for Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, and wrote the accompanying catalogue. Since then she has worked on two major projects: an online catalogue raisonné of the prints of Rick Amor, and part two of the Bea Maddock catalogue raisonné (i.e. her work from 1984 to 2016). The first part of the Amor catalogue (intaglios) was published in July 2017, and the online catalogue raisonné of the late work of Bea Maddock is now being constructed. Irena is Honorary Research Associate at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston.