Australian Biography: Betty Churcher

Australian Biography: Betty Churcher
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Art has always been Betty Churcher's (1931–2015) private and public passion. As an educator and a gallery director, her vision was to make people see art as accessible and relevant.

Despite feeling disadvantaged since childhood because she was a girl, Betty was a role model for women: the first female head of a tertiary institution, the first female director of a state art gallery and the first woman to be Director of the National Gallery of Australia.

She was also a talented young artist herself but gave up painting when she had children.

In this interview, Betty talks of art, family and career and the determination that drove her to achieve.

Read a transcript of the complete interview.