Tracey Avery

Tracey is an Australian arts and heritage consultant with a curatorial background in design history.

Tracy Avery, Victorian Design Review Panel
Curatorship, Heritage

Tracey has worked in heritage in the UK and Australia for over 25 years. Her recent roles include:

  • Executive Director, Heritage Victoria
  • Director Heritage Division, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

These roles encompassed regulatory and program responsibilities across all categories of built and cultural heritage. This includes Indigenous cultural heritage, for individual sites and major urban renewal projects.

Tracey has extensive heritage practice experience in the National Trusts of the UK, Victoria and Queensland including:

  • managing the conservation of buildings
  • gardens
  • collections

She currently runs her own consultancy, assisting cultural foundations, institutions and organisations achieve long-term sustainability.

She attained her PhD in Architecture (Architectural History & Conservation) from the University of Melbourne. She undertook postgraduate curatorial studies in Art History (University of Manchester).

Tracey's awards in design history include the:

  • Dean's prize for published postgraduate research (Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne)
  • Junior Fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London

She was a visiting Scholar at the Royal College of Art, London, and an independent curator for 'Cool: 60s Brisbane Houses' (QUT Art Museum). Tracey has published reviews of contemporary art, design and adaptive reuse projects.