Glenn Barkley is a co-founder of The Curators' Department, is a Sydney-based independent curator, artist and valuer. He was previously senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (2008–14) and curator of the University of Wollongong Art Collection (1996–2007). Between 2007–08 he was director and curator of the Ergas Collection.
Barkley has written extensively on Australian art and culture for magazines such as Art Monthly, Artist Profile and Art and Australia as well as for numerous catalogues and monographs. He has a diverse area of interest and knowledge including public art; artist books and ephemera; outsider art and other marginal art forms; public and private collection management and development; and horticulture.
Barkley is currently as Associate Curator of The Curators’ Department.