Mark Bayly

Assistant Director, Exhibitions and Collections

Mark Bayly

Mark has worked in his current role at CMAG since 2011 and brings to this position his experience in the gallery and museum sector spanning regional, state and national institutions.  He initially trained in painting at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, followed by studies in art history at the University of Queensland.

He relocated to Canberra from Brisbane in 1997 to take up the position of exhibitions curator at Parliament House.  Three years later he was appointed manager of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia – a position he held for almost a decade.  In this time Mark led teams in the delivery of ‘block-buster’ exhibitions and major gallery refurbishment projects. 

Mark has been curator of the exhibitions,  ‘PULSE: Reflections on the body’, Kirstie Rea, the land: a 20 year survey’ and ‘Crafting the house on the hill: art, design and the building of Australian Parliament House at CMAG.