Our gallery’s new director
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.