Gary Crockett


smiling man seated on the back of a boat wearing cap and sunglasses with red ensign flag waving, with blue water and Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, under blue sky.
It was the dog‐eared world of Rouse Hill House, back in 1991, that inspired Gary Crockett to become a curator.

Twenty five years on, armed with degrees in sociology, history and museology, Gary has produced exhibitions on convict, immigration and legal history at the Hyde Park Barracks, studied spatial history at the Museum of Sydney, collaborated with artists and tenants at Susannah Place, architects and engineers at Elizabeth Farm, designers at Rose Seidler House, curated Surf City, an ode to Sydney surf culture, along with a string of video, audioguide and interactive museum projects. When he’s not sailing through Sydney Heads on his creaky boat, as Sydney Living Museums’ interpretation curator, Gary strives to put visitors first, with compelling stories, curious collections as well as hidden secrets unleashed across wide and diverse audiences.


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