Arts Project Australia has announced the appointment of Liz Nowell as its new Executive Director, effective 4 December. She will be succeeding Sue Roff, who has served the organisation for the last 14 years.
Liz has over 15 years of experience as a curator and cultural leader in Australian and international contemporary art. She has held leadership positions at Adelaide Contemporary Experimental (ACE), Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, and most recently the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), where she was Executive Director from 2019 – 2022. She is passionate about creating inclusive and diverse spaces in the arts and is excited to contribute to the growth and success of Arts Project Australia.
“The appointment of Liz Nowell on the eve of APA’s 50th anniversary signals an exciting new chapter for the organisation. Liz’s vision and ambition for APA will build on Sue Roff’s wonderful legacy and propel APA as we reach for new horizons. Liz is a highly respected and well-regarded cultural leader and this, along with her national and international experience will be an enormous benefit to APA’s extraordinary artists, our staff and the growth of our organisation as we bounce out of the COVID years.” -Virginia Lovett (president).
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