Leader of the future

10 January 2022

UQ Art History alumnus Sophie Rose has been recognised as one of Australia’s leaders of the future after receiving the first ever Quentin Bryce John Monash Scholarship.

Currently working as Assistant Curator, International Art, at the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Ms Rose joins 17 recipients (including two other UQ alumni) awarded in the 2022 General Sir John Monash Scholarship round.

Hailed as Australia’s most prestigious postgraduate overseas study program, scholarship recipients demonstrate excellence in their field, leadership ability and a vision to deliver a positive impact for the benefit of Australia.

Since joining QAGOMA, Ms Rose has helped realise several exhibitions of contemporary and historical art, including ‘Water’ (2019-20), ‘Revelations’ (2020-21) and most recently, ‘European Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’ (2021).

Graduating with 1st Class Honours in Art History from The University of Queensland, she is a regular contributor to Art Asia Pacific magazine, and reviews exhibitions in Brisbane and internationally. She was also awarded a University Medal in 2018.

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