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What people say about working with Gill

'The training sessions you provided for our front-of-house staff, artist educators and exhibition crew in May left a lasting impression on our team. A number of them have expressed to me how informative, empowering and fun it was.
Knowing that our weekend staff have the confidence and skills to facilitate a deeper connection 
between our audiences and exhibitions is of immense value to us as a Regional Gallery.'

Bradley Hammond

Director, Orange Regional Gallery

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Your support to our Education and Public Programs Officer... and our new team of Artist Educators is greatly appreciated.
The ways of thinking and engaging that you have passed on to us will be useful well beyond this particular exhibition. 

Bradley Hammond, Director

Orange Regional Gallery

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor AM OBE

In my role as Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) from 1999 to 2021, it was vital to me that we had the best possible person in the role of Director, Audience Engagement, in order to deliver a vision that embraced contemporary art, artists and audiences. Gill Nicol held this position for nearly 8 years, from August 2015 to May 2023.


Gill brought a singular and dynamic vision, and a wealth of knowledge and experience to the MCA and its audiences.  There has not been anyone else like her, in terms of her passion and deep understanding of how artists think and work, matched by her expertise and remarkable ability to engage audiences of all ages. She truly offered an international stature and reputation, which the MCA, along with a number of other cultural organisations and individuals in Australia, benefitted from.

Gill's work is exemplary. She is an extraordinary thinker, writer and researcher, delivering the highest standards in audience engagement, access and visitor experience. She embedded high-quality research across a range of audience programs including Early Learning, Creative Learning, Young People and Art & Dementia working in partnership with Macquarie University, Inner Sydney High School and University of Sydney.

Above all what is so exciting about Gill is her passion and care - she is passionate about the visual arts, about artists, about galleries, about public engagement, about learning, about the value of creativity, about making the arts visible, about affecting people’s lives.

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