Dr Rebecca Coates

Honorary Fellow
School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne


Rebecca Coates is an Honorary Fellow in Art History at the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne and Director of Shepparton Art Museum. She is an established curator, writer and academic having previously lectured in Art History and Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne. Coates has also previously held positions as Associate Curator of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; Curator, Visual Arts Program, Melbourne International Arts Festival; Touring Exhibitions Organiser, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Program Coordinator, National Gallery of Victoria and Curatorial Assistant, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. She speaks and write regularly on contemporary art and theory, curatorial practice and art in the public realm, and has contributed to a number of art magazines and journals including Art & Australia, Eyeline, Art World, Art Monthly Australia and un Magazine.

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