Wednesday 1 May - Saturday 4 May 2013


If you have any questions about the conference please contact your local AAGGO representative in the first instance.

AAGGO representatives may contact

Carol Hunt
For queries relating to registrations or cancellations for the 2013 conference

Maryann Mussared
For queries relating to AAGGO Council business


Image detail above:
Ramingining Artists The Aboriginal Memorial 1987–88 (detail), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased with the assistance of funds from National Gallery admission charges and commissioned in 1987

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Guidelines for Poster Preparation

Posters provide an opportunity for every gallery to share information and promote initiatives and highlights. We are therefore inviting every AAGGO member gallery to prepare and display a poster that promotes an aspect your gallery.

The advantages of poster presentations include:

  • Posters are on view throughout the conference, so participants can absorb the information in their own time.
  • Posters provide a focus for conversations and facilitate interactions among participants from different galleries.
  • Posters about art galleries allow for vibrant images, which brighten up the conference space.

There are many possible topics for posters, for example a new building or gallery space, a new gallery director or curator, new major art acquisitions, a new community focus, the introduction of new technology, new guiding initiatives, new programs for visitors with special needs, etc.
Posters will be displayed on panels in the NGA’s Gandel Hall where they will available for viewing during the lunch and tea breaks.

What might your poster look like? Each Gallery will have access to one panel (covered in dark fabric), 110 cm wide by 175 cm tall.

The recommended poster size is A1 (butchers paper size) – 59.4 x 84.1 cm. However, there is some flexibility, provided the poster fits within the panel dimensions. A gallery’s display could include more than one poster, provided they all fit on a single panel.

The NGA will provide double sided Velcro dots (or similar) to fix the posters to the panels.

Henri de Toulouse-LautrecMademoiselle Eglantine's troupe [La troupe de Mademoiselle Eglantine] 1896 , National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, The Poynton Bequest 2012 more detail

The posters could be in one or a combination of the following formats:

  • Professionally made posters prepared by the home gallery, to promote or advertise an upcoming exhibition or initiative.
  • Custom made posters prepared by guides. For these posters we suggest the following guidelines regarding the poster design:
  • Text font should be no smaller than 16 point so it can be read from a distance.
  • We recommend the inclusion of large, good quality images.
  • We recommend that there be plenty of white space on the poster.
  • Some galleries or guides may have access to large format printers that can print documents on A1 (for example) paper/card. If so, the poster can be prepared on a computer and printed in one piece.
  • Other galleries will print text and images separately and stick these to a backing paper/card. The NGA can provide backing paper/card and fixing material on request, to avoid the difficulties of rolling up a poster for plane transport.

You are also welcome to bring publicity materials such as leaflets and brochures from your gallery, which can be made available to all delegates. These will be placed on a table in Gandel Hall. You may also want to include one of these on your poster panel.