SAM appoints Danny Lacy as Head of Curatorial Programming and Collections

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SAM appoints Danny Lacy as Head of Curatorial Programming and Collections

Wednesday May 8th, 2024

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) has announced the appointment of Danny Lacy in the role of Head of Curatorial Programming and Collections, to commence on 11 June 2024.

Having previously been a part of the SAM curatorial team from 2010-2012, Danny rejoins SAM with outstanding credentials, having spent the past 8 years at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG), initially as Senior Curator and later as Gallery Director. During this period, he has led MPRG through a period of sustained growth and change. Notably, Danny was instrumental as one of the Artistic Directors behind the Mornington Peninsula’s ambitious public art project 'Front Beach, Back Beach', developed in collaboration with Deakin University’s Public Art Commission.

Prior to working at MPRG, Danny held an active curatorial practice across a range of contemporary art spaces, including as Director of West Space, Curator at SAM, Program Administrator at Monash University Museum of Art, and Installation & Project Coordinator at the ACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. He holds a Master of Arts (Visual Culture) and Postgraduate Diploma of Arts (Art History and Film Studies) from Monash University. In 2015 he was based in Singapore for three months as he undertook an Asialink Arts Management residency.

The PGAV extends congratulations to Danny and the SAM team.

Image: Supplied by Danny Lacy.

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