Exhibition Tour: Katie Somerville

National Gallery of Victoria Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles


Event Details

Cost: Free with Exhibition Admission
Katie Somerville
Katie Somerville

Join National Gallery of Victoria, Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles, Katie Somerville on a guided tour of the exhibition LISA GORMAN + MIRKA MORA: To breathe with the rhythm of the heart as she discusses the extraordinary impact of artist Lisa Gorman upon Australian design. 

This special event is included within exhibition admission. We encourage audiences to arrive early. 

Adult: $18
Members/Concession/ *Locals: $12
Children 17 and under $6
Family $45 (2x Adults and 2x Children)
Under 8 Years Free
* Localities within the Warrnambool City Council include Allansford, Bushfield, Dennington, Illowa, Warrnambool, Woodford and Yangery.

Katie Somerville is the Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Katie has worked with a range of fashion and textiles collections for close to three decades, including at the National Gallery of Australia and Historic Houses Trust of NSW. She joined the curatorial department at the NGV in 1995, working across both the Australian and International collection. She currently manages the research and development of the Fashion and Textiles collection and the Campbell-Pretty Fashion Research Collection along with the ongoing program of publications and exhibitions for the Fashion and Textiles Department. 

During her time at the NGV Katie has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions including: Alexander McQueen, Mind, Mythos, Muse (2022) presented in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture (2017), Making the Australian Quilt:1800-1950 (2016),  Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids (2014), Melbourne Now (2013), ManStyle: Men + Fashion (2011), Together Alone: Australian and New Zealand Fashion (2009), Martin Grant, Paris (2005)  and Akira Isogawa: Printemps-Été (2004).