Myles Russell-Cook


Myles Russell-Cook is the Senior Curator, Australian and First Nations Art at the National Gallery of Victoria. He is jointly responsible for the National Gallery of Victoria’s collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and the Art of Oceania, Pre-hispanic America and Africa. Myles passion is for First Nations contemporary art, and much of his influence and inspiration comes from his own maternal Aboriginal heritage in Western Victoria with connections into Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands. Myles has lectured in Art History, Design Anthropology and Indigenous Studies at Swinburne University, and he is currently editor of the NGV’s annual scholarly publication, The Art Journal.