Kirsten Paisley has been appointed as the new Director of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
Most recently, Ms Paisley was Deputy Director for the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), which houses a collection of 150,000 artworks valued at AUD$6 billion and has an annual turnover of over AUD$54 million. Ms Paisley takes up the position at Auckland Art Gallery on 1 May, 2019.
Ms Paisley has an extensive background in contemporary and modern art practice with over two decades of leadership and management experience in Australian art museums and contemporary art spaces. She has curated for the Art Gallery of Ballarat and Shepparton Art Gallery, held the Director role with Shepparton Art Museum for eight years and Deputy Director role with the National Gallery of Australia for over three years. She has also been Vice President and Board Member for the Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV).
More at Auckland Art Gallery website.
Image: New Auckland Art Gallery Director Kirsten Paisley.
Image Credit: Photography by Rohan Thomson. Artwork shown in background: Colin McCahon, Victory over death 2, 1970, National Gallery of Australia. Gift of the New Zealand Government 1978