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Louise Haigh

Non-Executive Director

Louise Haigh is the Director of Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery and Artworld ADG based in Canberra. Louise brings over 3 decades of specialist experience in the Aboriginal Art market.

Since 1999, Louise has worked alongside her mother Colleen Haigh, assisting with the management of Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery. The Gallery has actively supported independent Aboriginal artists and art centres since it was established in 1989.

Louise has also held Commonwealth Government positions in the areas of Exhibitions, Copyright, Events and Indigenous Grants programs. She was the Copyright Officer at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and later worked on the Working on Country program where she collaborated with Indigenous ranger groups to coordinate a National Indigenous Photography Competition and Exhibition.

In 2016, Louise catalogued and appraised the Aboriginal art collection for MMG Century Mine in Lawn Hill, Queensland, enjoying the unique experience of working in a remote location alongside a team of mining industry professionals.

Louise’s Art Administration experience spans over 30 years. Her earlier career highlights include Curatorial Assistant, National Gallery of Australia; Exhibitions Officer, Orange Regional Gallery; and Director of the Riddoch Art Gallery in South Australia where she catalogued the Rodney Gooch Collection of Aboriginal art from Utopia. Her qualifications include a Master of Art Administration, Graduate Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Design.

Louise enjoys working with private and corporate art collectors, and is a trusted Art Consultant providing specialist services in art collection development and management. She supports the intellectual property rights of artists, and promotes the importance of copyright matters with gallery visitors.

Louise is a sought-after speaker on Aboriginal art, and enjoys sharing knowledge to help further understanding of Australian Indigenous art and culture.

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