Danny Lacy (born 1976) is curator at Shepparton Art Gallery, in regional Victoria, Australia.
Lacy was born in Charlton, Victoria, In 2002 he initiated the Inverted Topology project. Inverted Topology is a collaborative art project that brings together a different re-arrangement of artists each installment to create a new site specific work of art. Inverted Topology has been highly influenced by the theoretical writings on the Rhizome by Deleuze and Guattari in 'A Thousand Plateaus', the nonlinearity of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books, and an interest in the continued dialogue of new forms of Modernism. It originated out of a desire to critique traditional curatorial and artistic modes of practice.
Inverted Topology has exhibited at Bus Gallery, Melbourne 2002; First Draft Gallery, Sydney 2003; Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces 2005; Artspace, Sydney 2005 and +Plus Factors, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA); 2006.
New Work is a further strain of curatorial practice developed by Danny Lacy. This ongoing series of contemporary art exhbitions aims to present new and exciting art being produced by emerging artists. New Work was exhibited at the George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne, in August 2006 and has upcoming projects at Ocular Lab inc, West Brunswick, November 2006, and "New Work: Expanded and Compressed" at Centre for Contemporary Photography in January 2007.
Since March 2010, Lacy has been Curator at Shepparton Art Gallery. Curated projects include Public Lounge, Arlo Mountford, Abstract Now, and Edge of the Universe.