Gallery Director Announced
07 Dec 2020
Dr Zara Stanhope has been announced by New Plymouth District Council as the next director of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre.
Currently the curatorial manager of Asian and Pacific Art at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Dr Stanhope will bring nearly 30 years’ experience as a curator and director in both Australia and New Zealand to the role.
Dr Stanhope is looking forward to joining the Gallery and playing a part in its growth.
“It is a real privilege to be joining the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre at this significant point in its unique history.”
“I am looking forward to working with the highly motivated Gallery team, the Len Lye Foundation and Te Kaunihera-ā-Rohe o Ngāmotu New Plymouth District Council to strengthen the institution’s position as a leading centre for contemporary art in the Pacific, prioritise diverse local communities and artists, and expand national and international audiences.”
Dr Stanhope joins the Govett-Brewster team from 1 March 2021.
About Zara Stanhope:
- Dr Stanhope is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Art and Design at AUT University, Auckland
- She holds a PhD from the School of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University, Canberra.
- She’s worked in lead roles at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Monash University Museum of Art (Melbourne) and the Adam Art Gallery (Wellington).