Curating the art at Canberra Hospital with Jenny McFarlane and Paul Summerfield

By Kerry-Anne Cousins
Updated April 23 2018 - 10:25am, first published June 17 2015 - 4:11am

Jenny McFarlane is full of enthusiasm about her job as curator of Arts in Health at Canberra Hospital. McFarlane is responsible for commissioning and co-ordinating the art at the hospital and making the partnership between the artist and the hospital happen. McFarlane says that, in her previous roles as art curator (at Canberra Museums and Galleries, and the ACT Assembly), she represented the voice of the artist. But in this role, McFarlane is conscious of her prime responsibility being to the audience, that is the patients and staff of the hospital.

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