McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery have announced the appointment of distinguished Curator Lisa Byrne as their new Director.
Lisa Byrne has an impressive and varied career in the arts sector as a director/ curator in Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT across local, state and national arts organisations. She has held significant curatorial roles in both research and practice at Monash and RMIT Universities and leadership roles in several contemporary arts organisations in Australia, such as the Australian Centre for Photography and Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Lisa was closely involved in the development of the arts and culture programme for Realm, a library learning and cultural centre in the newly redeveloped Ringwood Town Square. As Curator for the Maroondah City Council she was responsible for its art collection where she successfully negotiated several major cultural gift donations by leading Australian artists.
Lisa will commence in the role in late January 2018. The PGAV extends our best wishes to Lisa and the team at McClelland.
Image: Foreground, Lenton PARR, 'Toliman' 1980.