John Parkinson, NGV Educator

We think John Parkinson is a bit of a rock star. And we’re not alone.

Before coming on board as an educator and curator at NGV, John was the frontman of a Melbourne band called World’s End Press (you can spot him in this video).

So, how did he go from shredding guitars to moulding the minds of future art-lovers and curating NGV’s Top Arts exhibition?

It all started with his grandma.

We’ll let John tell you the rest.