Rose Hiscock is the inaugural director of Science Gallery Melbourne, a new gallery dedicated to the collision of art and science. Part of the acclaimed International network with eight nodes worldwide, the gallery will be embedded into the University of Melbourne and is scheduled to open in 2020. Rose was previously director of the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney where she led the organisation through significant reform and audience growth. She also worked for the Australia Council where she was responsible for national and international arts development.
Rose is committed to building a vibrant, balanced and accessible arts sector. She is a board member of Back to Back Theatre, Australia’s highly successful company with a full-time ensemble of actors considered to have an intellectual disability, and Chunky Move, one of Australia’s premier dance companies.