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2015 GAMAA FINALIST: Shane Fitzgerald


Shane Fitzgerald is nominated in his role as Manager Gallery Services, Townsville City Council, for his contribution to the growth of Townsville’s leading public galleries, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery, over the course of his three-year tenure. 

Shane’s leadership and particular skillset has seen the development and implementation of a Visual Arts Strategy that has netted many and various positive outcomes for the entire Townsville region. These include the restructuring of the Gallery Services’ business unit; increased support, advocacy and collaboration with Council and external cultural organisations; increased Gallery visitation; innovative exhibitions and publications; growth of Townsville City Council’s internal and external art collections; facilities and equipment upgrades; greater national media; increased funding through State and Federal grants programs; and contribution to the public consultation process for significant arts and cultural infrastructure development in the proposed city masterplan.


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