Diane Soumilas

Soumilas, Diane

Diane has worked in the public gallery and museum sector in Australia and overseas for over thirty years in curatorial, and museum management roles and has curated over 100 exhibitions of Australian and international art. She is currently the Curator/Gallery Coordinator at Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne where she has curated many survey and thematic exhibitions of Australian art including Stories in clay: Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery (2019) Celebrating Culture: Contemporary Indigenous Art (2019), Boyd Women (2017); Louise Paramor: Emporium (2013) Stephen Haley: Somewhere about Now (2012), Robert Baines: A Visible Likeness (2011), Farrell & Parkin: Topography of a Collaborative Mind (2010), and Jane Burton: Eye of the Beholder(2009).

She has worked in diverse art museums including the Musée National d’art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Gold Treasury Museum, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Performing Arts Museum, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne and was curatorial assistant to renowned international artist Marina Abramović, Atelier Pompidou, Paris. Diane has contributed scholarly essays to numerous exhibition catalogues and articles and reviews to visual art and museum publications and journals. Diane has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Majored in Art History), La Trobe University and a Post-Graduate Diploma (Museum Studies), Victoria College.