Combined Exhibition Opening and announcement of The Warrnibald 2018 Judge's Selection Prize Winners

event date: 
Friday, 3 August 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Welcome to Country by Elders Robbie Lowe and Locky Eccles, with speeches presented in English and Auslan. Special remarks by Katrina Sedgwick, Director and CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) 

Warrnambool Art Gallery and Director Vanessa Gerrans welcome you to the opening of:


Code Breakers: Women in Games, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Warrnambool Art Gallery is delighted to be presenting Code Breakers: Women in Games by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the first Australian exhibition celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry. Whether it’s making commercial hits or indie titles, these women know games, contributing as directors, programmers, developers, artists, writers, producers and designers.


The Warrnibald 2018

The ‘Warrnibald’ is a non-acquisitive open-entry portraiture exhibition and art prize run jointly between WDEA and WAG. Portrait subjects are those who have made contributions in the areas of local culture, charity, business, science, health, education, sport or politics in South-Western Victoria, nationally or internationally. The Warrnibald helps raise funds to support WDEA’s Artlink Program: an initiative that assists people with a range of abilities identify and achieve their creative goals, and promote the inclusivity of everyone in community life.


The Warrnibald 2018 Judge's Selection Prize Winners will be annouced at this event.


Humanise, Leah Heiss

Humanise is an exhibition focusing on the design of wearable technologies for healthcare. It features a number of unique pieces created by Melbourne-based designer Leah Heiss. Leah Heiss is a Melbourne-based designer working at the nexus of design, health, and technology. Her practice traverses device, service and experience and her process is deeply collaborative, working with experts from nanotechnology, engineering and health services through to manufacturing.


Friday, 3rd August         

Doors open 6.00pm. Speeches commence at 6.30pm. Event concludes 8.00pm

Warrnambool Art Gallery, 26 Liebig Street VIC 3280

Drinks and finger food provided

RSVP (03) 5559 4949, gallery [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au


Katrina Sedgwick

Warrnambool Art Gallery is delighted to welcome Katrina Sedgwick, Director and CEO of the Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI), to this event to talk on the importance of technological-based programming in regional areas.


Katrina has a particular interest in developing multi-platform and hybrid projects, and has an extensive background as a commissioner, creative producer, arts festival director and performer. From 2012 - 14 she was Head of Arts for ABC Television and ABC Arts online (, commissioning a diverse range of projects for prime time television and driving a new strategy for Arts across the ABC – TV, Radio, News and Online. From 2002 – 11 she was the founding Director/CEO of the biennial Adelaide Film Festival, and its Investment Fund,  supporting Australian features, documentaries, shorts, cross platform and installation works. She was Special Events Producer for the 1998 and 2000 Adelaide Festival of Arts, the Artistic Director for Adelaide Fringe 2002 and Come Out ’99, the Australian Festival for Young People. She is on the Creative State Advisory Board and the boards of Back to Back Theatre & AFTRS.


+ Free entry

+ Audio loop available and wheelchair accessible

+ Auslan interpretation

+ Suitable for all ages


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