Reparative Aesthetics: Rosângela Rennó and Fiona Pardington exhibition installation view, Griffith University Art Museum 2016 Photography: Carl Warner

About Griffith University Art Museum

Griffith University Art Museum is committed to innovative research and experimentation to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society.

The Museum organises exhibitions, educational and public programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, research and experimentation, while building and maintaining the University’s art collection for future generations. Situated in one of Australia’s oldest art schools, the Museum stimulates active learning about art and the creative process through research, teaching, publishing and dialogue among communities of Griffith University students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public.

Our team

Angela Goddard


Michael Barnett

Collection Manager

Naomi Evans


Carrie McCarthy

Curatorial and Collections Officer

Kylie Spear

Curatorial and Collections Officer

Ross Manning

Exhibitions and Public Programs Officer

Carol Ha


Our history


Dr Margriet Bonin was the foundation Director of the Queensland Film and Drama Centre (now Griffith Artworks) taking up her appointment in 1978. The Centre had opened in 1975.

Margriet was considered to be an astute administrator, while at the same time being suited to the innovative and pioneering approach to teaching and administration being promoted by Griffith University. This included running workshops in the Arts that encouraged community involvement/attendance.

This oral history recounts her experiences as one of the early senior academic administrators employed by the organisation.

Listen: 'Oral History – Dr Margriet Bonnin'