QAGOMA Congratulates Deputy Director on NSW Appointment
FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2016
QAGOMA CONGRATULATES DEPUTY DIRECTOR ON NSW APPOINTMENT
The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) today congratulated Maud Page, Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions on her appointment as Deputy Director and Director of Collections at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), where she will make an important contribution to the art museum’s future plans.
Director Chris Saines said that after 14 years with QAGOMA, the last four as Deputy Director, Ms Page’s experience as a curator, her contribution to the rise of GOMA and her commissioning of major projects for the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) have made her an influential figure in the contemporary art world.
‘Maud has been an exceptional and much-respected and admired contributor to QAGOMA’s curatorial and organisational culture for many years,’ Mr Saines said.
‘She is an astute curator and a manager who understands how to truly bring teams together, and she will be greatly missed.’
‘I have been very fortunate to work with exceptional staff and contemporary collections at QAGOMA for more than a decade, and I look forward to bringing my experience from Queensland to new challenges in Sydney,’ Ms Page said.
Ms Page joined the Queensland Art Gallery in 2002 to work on APT4 as the first curator in Australia to specialise in contemporary Pacific art, subsequently shaping the Gallery’s Pacific collection through the fifth, sixth and seventh Asia Pacific Triennial exhibitions. She has been Deputy Director at QAGOMA since October 2012 and was the curatorial lead on APT8 in 2015–16, which attracted an attendance of more than 600 000. She curated ‘Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land’ (2015), ‘Unnerved: The New Zealand Project’ (2010) and was lead curator of ‘Paperskin: Barkcloth across the Pacific’ (2009).
She will commence at AGNSW in early 2017.
The Gallery also congratulated Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art, Aaron Seeto, who will become the Director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) in Jakarta, Indonesia, which is due to open to the public in 2017.
Mr Saines said Mr Seeto had made a leading contribution to APT8, and was crucial to delivering the successful exhibition across both QAG and GOMA.
‘Maud and Aaron are both highly regarded in the field of contemporary Asian and Pacific art, and will each bring their professionalism and personal dynamism to their respective new posts,’ he said.
An international recruitment process for the positions of Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions and Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art, QAGOMA will commence shortly.