Lynne Seear


Lynne Seear Lynne Seear is a senior curator, writer and arts manager with over 30 years’ experience in the arts, including 16 years at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in management roles involving collection development, exhibition planning, artwork commissioning, policy development and implementation. From 2000 to 2010 she was the QAGOMA Deputy Director, (Curatorial and Collection Development). In this position she oversaw the curatorial programs and projects that were crucial to the establishment of the Gallery of Modern Art, in particular the growth and display of the Gallery’s extensive contemporary collections. During this period, she was a member of the senior executive team which planned the Gallery’s major exhibitions including many large-scale international shows, including the Asia Pacific Triennials of Contemporary Art (2002, 2006 and 2009), Andy Warhol, Picasso and his collections; and Contemporary Australia: Optimism. Lynne was also deeply involved in the development of the Children’s Art Centre and she helped lead the curatorial teams that created a series of groundbreaking contemporary exhibitions for children, attracting new family-based audiences to the state institution. Lynne has extensive experience in writing and publishing and has contributed to and edited several major books and exhibition catalogues. For the past ten years Lynne has pursued a specialist research and managerial interest in the importance of integrating arts and culture within healthcare settings. In this capacity she has developed integrated art programs for major health facilities, including planning for major commissions from the earliest stages of largescale projects. She is currently the Manager of the Arts in Health Program for Children’s Health Queensland at the Queensland Children’s Hospital; Co-Chair of the Arts Health Network Queensland; and a member of the Australian Arts in Health Community of Practice Group.