Visual Arts Curator
Emeritus Professor David Williams AM, is Humanities Research Centre Adjunct Professor in the ANU Research School of Humanities and the Arts. Previously Director of the Australia Council Crafts Board (1976-85) and Director, ANU School of Art (1985 – 2006), his research interests are in jewellery, sculpture, public art and contemporary Asian and Australian art. His curatorial activities include the first three Queensland Art Gallery’s Asia Pacific Triennial exhibitions as a member of the National Advisory Committee, the Adelaide University Ballets Russes project exhibitions and with Dr. Caroline Turner, HRC exhibitions Recovering Lives, Thresholds of Tolerance and in June 2015 , Making Connections: Southeast Asian Art @ANU.
He is the immediate past Chair, Art Monthly Australia Board and was Deputy Chair, Canberra Glassworks Board.
At ANU, he is Chair, ANU Visual Arts Foundation, a member of the HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship program and the ANU Public Art Committee. He was involved as member of the ANU Campus Planning & Development Committee (1998-2014).
Currently he is the spokesperson for the ACT arts advocacy Childers Group.