Ingrid Oosterhuis

Ingrid Oosterhuis - Australian Galleries
General Manager

After completing her Honours degree in Art History and Painting at the University of Western Australia exploring perception, cognition and consciousness in the visual arts, Ingrid spent 5 years working at the National Portrait Gallery in London before moving to Melbourne in 2007. Ingrid joined Australian Galleries in 2008 and became the General Manager of Australian Galleries Melbourne in 2009. In 2014 she left the gallery to begin her family, returning part time in 2015 as the Executive Assistant to the National Director.

Favourite artist of all time: It’s too hard to pick one, I can narrow it down to Jasper Johns, Frida Kahlo, Cecil Beaton or Gustave Klimt as my favourites today.

Favourite artwork of all time: Klimt’s portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.

Favourite pastime/ hobbies: I enjoy all aspects of cooking and baking, from bookmarking recipes I will probably never make, to shopping for ingredients, feeding friends and working out what went wrong with the failures. I especially love cooking with my toddler, it’s a complete mess but she can recognise such a range of herbs and spices by taste and smell, and loves tasting every component, mixing, pouring, and suggesting some frankly downright odd combinations which she then happily eats. It’s a lot of fun.