Geoffrey Edwards is Director of the Geelong Art Gallery, one of Australia’s oldest and largest regional galleries. Prior to this appointment, he held Senior Curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Victoria where he was in charge of the collections of International and Australian sculpture and Melbourne’s celebrated holdings of ancient, antique and modern glass.
His professional affiliations, here and abroad, are extensive and include, amongst others, the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, Visions Australia, the International Councils of Museums [ICOM], Craft Australia, Museums Australia [Victoria], the Winston Churchill Trust [he is a former Churchill Fellow], the George Baldessin Trust and the National Trust of Australia [Victoria].
He is the author of various monographs, numerous exhibition catalogues and contributes to journals in Australia, Japan, Britain and the US.
In 2006/07, he led the successful national campaign to raise funds to acquire for Geelong [from Andrew Lloyd Webber] Eugene von Guerard’s celebrated masterpiece, View of Geelong . Presently, he is engaged with plans to expand Geelong Gallery’s historic building as part of a major re-development of the city’s entire arts precinct.