The Gordon Darling Graduate Internship recipients
2019The Gordon Darling Intern for 2019-2020 is Johanna McMahon. Johanna received a first-class Honours degree from the Australian National University in 2018, where she was awarded the Janet Wilkie Memorial Prize for Art History and Theory Honours. Whilst studying, Johanna interned at the National Portrait Gallery before joining the team as a casual Learning Facilitator. Prior to this Johanna worked and volunteered at in London for two years at art institutions including the Barbican Centre, British Museum, Borough Road Gallery and London Transport Museum.
The Gordon Darling Intern for 2018-2019 is Yvette Dal Pozzo. Yvette completed her Honours degree in Art History at the University of Melbourne in 2017, graduating with first-class honours. During this time she completed study placements in New York (2016) and China (2017). Yvette was also active within the University of Melbourne holding the position of Vice-President of the Art History Students’ Society as well as founding the Informal Arts Society with the aim to develop wider access to the arts in Melbourne through public programs. Additionally, Yvette has worked for Leonard Joel auction house and contemporary Australian artist Ian Strange.
The Acting Gordon Darling Intern for 2017 – 2018 is Ella Morrison. In early 2018 Ella submitted her PhD thesis titled ‘Petr Herel: the artist’s book as aberrant object’ at the Centre for Art History and Art Theory, Australian National University. Prior to this, Ella interned with Australian Prints and Drawings while completing her Honours year. During her post-graduate studies, Ella tutored first year Art History at the School of Art and Design.
Cecilia Jackson has been appointed 2017/18 Gordon Darling Intern. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking (First class honours) from the National Art School, Sydney, Cecilia recently graduated from a Master of Arts (Art and Museum Studies) at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. She has undertaken an artistic residency at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, and research internships at Pace Prints, New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum Media and Technology Office, Washington D.C.
The Gordon Darling Intern for 2016 – 2017 is Bianca Hill. Bianca received her Bachelor of Law and Arts (Honours) from the Australian National University in 2014, before completing her Masters in Art History and Curatorial Studies in 2017 for which she was awarded a University Medal. In 2017 she began working as the Assistant Curator, Contemporary Projects at the NGA.
The Gordon Darling Intern for 2015 – 2016 is Hannah Hutchison. Hannah has previously interned in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Art Gallery of South Australia and worked as a Gallery Assistant at Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide. After completing her Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) at the University of Adelaide she was awarded the 2014 Museums Australia (SA) Most Outstanding Curatorial and Museum Studies Student award.
The Gordon Darling Intern for 2014 – 2015 is Mary Angove. Mary completed her Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) and Graduate Diploma of Art History at the University of Adelaide, graduating with first-class honours in 2013. During her studies, Mary interned with a number of private and public galleries in Adelaide. In 2014 she presented a paper at the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand annual conference. Mary has secured herself a position as part of the Professional Development program, run by the Australia Council for the Arts, at the 2015 Venice Biennale.
The Gordon Darling Intern for 2013 – 2014 is Victoria Perin. Victoria received first-class honours from the Australian National University in 2012, where her research was on Australian printmaker-sculptor George Baldessin. A version of this research was published by the peer-reviewed journal EMAJ in 2015. During her undergraduate degree she was the ANU Honours Intern in the Australian Prints and Drawings Department at the National Gallery of Australia. The major project Victoria completed as Gordon Darling Intern was the cataloguing of Robert Klippel’s sketchbooks.
The Gordon Darling Intern for 2012-2013 is Rebecca Edwards. Rebecca majored in Art History and French at the University of Melbourne, graduating with first-class honours in 2009. In 2011 she commenced a PhD at the University of Melbourne which focuses on the British artist Frank Brangwyn. Prior to relocating to Canberra, Rebecca completed an internship in the Baillieu Library print room at the University of Melbourne and worked as a volunteer in Public Programs at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
The Gordon Darling Intern for 2011 – 2012 is Elspeth Pitt. Elspeth completed her Master of Arts at the University of Adelaide in 2009. She has since held research and scholarship positions at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum, London. She has worked in curatorial capacities at both state and independent galleries.
The Gordon Darling Intern for 20010-2011 is Elizabeth Howell. After completing 1st class Honours in French language and literature at the University of Adelaide in 2003, Elizabeth undertook a graduate programme with the federal government education department. She continued to work on education policy and funding arrangements, before moving to the arts department where she worked primarily in arts policy development, with a particular focus on the contemporary visual arts sector. While working towards her Master of Arts (Art History and Curatorship) degree at the Australian National University in 2009, Elizabeth was an intern in the Australian Prints and Drawings Department.
The Gordon Darling Intern for 2009-2010 is Emma Colton. Emma joined the Australian Prints and Drawings Department in 2009, having previously worked at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. In 2012 she took up the role of Assistant Curator, Art at the Australian War Memorial, and completed her PhD on the work of Arthur Streeton in Cairo.
The Gordon Darling Intern for 2008-2009 is Alex Walton. Alex completed a Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship with First class Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce at the Australian National University in 2007. During her Honours year Alex volunteered in the National Gallery of Australia Australian Prints and Drawings Department and wrote her thesis on William Hayter and his Australian students.
The Gordon Darling Intern for 2006-2007 is Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax. Sarina studied Biomedical Science at the University of Technology in Sydney, graduating in 1997. In 2000 she enrolled at the National Art School where she majored in Painting. After moving to Canberra in 2004, she graduated with 1st class Honours from the ANU School of Art (Printmedia and Drawing). Sarina was an Australian Prints volunteer last year and was then employed part-time as a Curatorial Assistant.
The 2005 recipient Deborah Hill completed a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours at the Australian National University in 2000 and is now working on her PhD at the ANU part-time. Deborah has worked previously on short-term contracts with International Art, Registration and Public Programs sections at the Gallery.
The 2004 recipient of the Gordon Darling Graduate Internship was Anne Chivas. Anne has studied communication specialising in media at University of Canberra and Photography at Canberra Institute of Technology. Since 2001 she has worked in the Department of Australian Art at the Australian National Gallery.
The appointment was for one year, during which time Anne supervised the cataloguing and documentation of the Studio One Archive.
2003 inaugural recipient
The inaugural recipient of the Gordon Darling Graduate Internship is Emma Fowler-Thomason. Emma studied Art history and Curatorship at the Australian National University and has worked at a number of cultural institutions including the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery and the National Museum of Australia.