Speaker: Gillian Raymond
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Speakers: Biography

Gillian Raymond

Online Manager
National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace
Canberra ACT
2600 Australia

Gill is the Online Manager for the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. She has a background in Art History and Curatorship, specialising in Australian Abstract Expressionist painting. For the past six years in her role as Online Manager she has embraced an ill-suppressed love for all things digital. At the National Portrait Gallery she has driven a program focused on design, interpretation and access to the ideas and concepts surrounding identity which challenge traditional notions of portraiture. She developed and produced the Portrait Stories digital films project and instigated the Gallery's online exhibition program for which she has curated a series of exhibitions. These include Animated: Self Portraits Online (2007) and, most recently, doppelgänger, one of the first exhibitions curated by a cultural institution specifically for Second Life (2009).

Gillian will demonstrate doppelgänger: the National Portrait Gallery of Australia's Second Life experience. [Demonstration]