Daniel Boyd appointed to Artspace board of directors - Art Collector

Image: Daniel Boyd, courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. Photo: Liz Ham. Daniel Boyd is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.  Daniel Boyd has been appointed to join the Artspace board. His role advocates for Artspace with local and international artist networks and contribute their professional insight as creative practitioners.

Daniel Boyd is an Indigenous-Australian artist whose practice examines colonial narratives. Born in Cairns, Queensland, he is of the Kudjila/Gangalu peoples, from Clermont South to the Dawson River region of mid-Queensland. Boyd’s relationship with Artspace began in 2013 with the exhibition History is Made At Night, his first major solo presentation in a public institution.

Of his appointment, Artspace Executive Director, Alexie Glass-Kantor and Artspace Board Chair, James Emmett state, ‘We are so excited to welcome Daniel to the Artspace Board of Directors. His thoughtfulness and depth of character — as well as his substantial professional achievements — exemplify the seriousness of intent in his practice and his capacity for leadership. This appointment provides Artspace with invaluable perspective during a critical period of international recognition of Indigenous-Australian art practices, and affirms our ongoing commitment to providing audiences direct encounters with the artists and the ideas of our times.’

Boyd continues, ‘I’m so pleased to be joining Artspace at this point in its history, and I look forward to working with Alexie, the Artspace team and Board to continue to provide opportunities for artists in Australia.’
Boyd replaces outgoing board member Chris Fox, who joined Artspace in 2011 and recently completed his tenure.

Boyd joins fellow board members Kathy Bail, Michael Baldwin, Sally Breen, Julie Garis, James Emmett and Caroline Rothwell as Artspace continues to support strength and diversity in the voices contributing to its strategic direction and growth.

Jessa Melicor

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