NETS Victoria welcomes Rachel Arndt to the Board


Chair of NETS Victoria, Bec Cole is delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Arndt to the Board. Rachel Arndt is currently the Director of Wangaratta Art Gallery in Northeast Victoria. Rachel has over two decades of experience in the visual arts in Australia and internationally. Her commitment to regional gallery practice was cemented through a decade with Museums and Galleries of NSW, leading a comprehensive range of programs, strategic initiatives, funding opportunities, and professional development events for the gallery sector, including one of the largest regional touring exhibition programs of contemporary art in Australia.

In early 2021, she moved to Queensland to lead The Condensery in Toogoolawah, where she implemented the gallery’s inaugural strategic vision and artistic program, including the first professionally curated suite of exhibitions. With a deep commitment to connecting artists and art with audiences, she established a new learning and engagement program focusing on children and young people, implemented a comprehensive rebrand, and embarked on a marketing strategy to build the gallery’s profile and reach.

Rachel spent four years in the UK working across exhibitions, loans, acquisitions, and collection management for the Arts Council Collection, London and Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford. She holds a Master of Arts Administration from UNSW and a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the University of Sydney.

Photograph (detail): Michael Peters.