New director appointed for Monash Gallery of Art

Art Blog Story from Australia. Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Monday 11 May 2015.

New director appointed for Monash Gallery of Art

Monash Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Kallie Blauhorn to the role of Gallery Director at the Monash Gallery of Art. Ms Blauhorn will take up the key leadership role this week.

Mayor Paul Klisaris said the appointment of Ms Blauhorn followed an intensive search among
high calibre applicants.

“I’m delighted to welcome Ms Blauhorn to the Monash team and I believe her enthusiasm and
drive will take our much-admired gallery to new heights,” Cr Klisaris said.

“In this, the 25th year of the Monash Gallery of Art, I’m excited about the vision Ms Blauhorn has
for cementing the gallery’s place as one of Australia’s most significant public places.”

Ms Blauhorn has a strong background in business, marketing and fundraising development
through her previous role as Senior Development Manager with the JDRF Australia (previously
the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
She has also worked as a Communication Advisor with the Positive Women Network and as
Fundraising and Relationship Coordinator with Very Special Kids.

She has a strong interest in Australian art and is on the Executive Committee of the National
Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association and is involved with the National Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Island Art Awards.

“I am delighted to be taking on the position of Gallery Director at the Monash Gallery of Art
and I look forward to playing a leadership role in upholding our vision of being the home of
Australian photography,” Ms Blauhorn said.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to work alongside such passionate people including the
Gallery team, its supporters and the community of Monash.

“It is an exciting time to be involved in the arts in Australia and I am keen to continue the
journey in making the gallery one of the country’s leading public institutions."