Art Show Guest of Honour: Virginia Rigney

Guest of Honour and judge of the 2022 Radford Art Show
Guest of Honour and judge of the 2022 Radford Art Show

The P&F Association is delighted to announce that the Guest of Honour and judge of the 2022 Radford Art Show is Virginia Rigney.

Ms Rigney is the Senior Curator, Visual Arts at Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG). Recent exhibitions there include Mandy Martin – From Queanbeyan to New York 19781984, Seeing Canberra, and Sidney Nolan: Finding the Dry Heart.

Ms Rigney has previously worked at the Art Gallery of NSW, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Scottish Museums, Glasgow Museums, and as Senior Curator at Gold Coast City Gallery. In 2016 she was the recipient of a Queensland Government Smithsonian Fellowship.

A major element of her curatorial practice has been to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. She collaborated with First Nations curators and artists to develop two award-winning exhibitions: Kuru Alala Eyes Open and Saltwater Country, both of which toured nationally.

Ms Rigney is also a Board Member of PhotoAccess and recently undertook a Bundanon Fellowship to research the works of Sidney Nolan made there.

We look forward to welcoming Ms Rigney to Radford and hearing her speak at the Gala Opening on Friday 20 May.


Book now for the Gala Opening, Friday, 20 May, 7 pm for a 7:30 pm start.
The exhibition continues on Saturday, 21 May and Sunday, 22 May between 10 am and 4 pm.

Volunteers are needed for the Art Show, in a range of roles, leading up to the show, and while it is on. Roles include:

  • receiving art on Wednesday, 18 May 3:30pm–6pm
  • hanging art Thursday, 19 May 9am–5pm, Friday 9am–12 noon
  • assisting with sales and hospitality on Friday, 20 May (Gala Opening); and Saturday, 21 May and Sunday, 22 May
  • assisting with collection of art by purchasers and artists Sunday 22 May, after 4pm.

Sign up now for your preferred role and time - Art Show
If you have any questions, please contact the P&F Administrator via email at P&