Our gallery’s new di­rec­tor

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A global search for Auck­land Art Gallery’s new di­rec­tor has ended in New Ply­mouth with Govett-Brew­ster Art Gallery di­rec­tor Rhana Deven­port tak­ing up the reins.

Ms Deven­port has more than 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence cu­rat­ing ex­hi­bi­tions, fo­cus­ing on Aus­tralasian and in­ter­na­tional con­tem­po­rary prac­tice.

She re­places for­mer di­rec­tor Chris Saines who re­signed in March to be­come the di­rec­tor of the Queens­land Art Gallery.

Re­gional Fa­cil­i­ties Auck­land board deputy chair­woman and ap­point­ment panel con- vener Dame Jenny Gibbs says Ms Deven­port was the lead­ing can­di­date from a strong field.

‘‘She has a pro­found ded­i­ca­tion to cre­at­ing pow­er­ful links be­tween art and au­di­ences in ex­cit­ing, in­no­va­tive ex­hi­bi­tions and pub­lic pro­grammes.’’

Ms Deven­port takes up her new po­si­tion on July 29.

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