Dr Zara Stanhope.
Image courtesy of Zara

Dr Zara Stanhope.
Image courtesy of Zara

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).