FORMER GOVETT-BREWSTER ART GALLERY CURATOR TO RETURN AS DIRECTOR
Former Govett-Brewster Art Gallery curator to return as director - Art Collector
|Maddie Leach, If you find the good oil let us know, 2012-13. Courtesy: the artist and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand|
|16 October 2013 | Formerly a curator at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealander Simon Rees will return home early next year to take up the position of director of the gallery.|
Rees was curator of contemporary art at Govett-Brewster from 2002 until 2004, leaving the gallery for the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania where he was a curator and magazine editor, and then head of the exhibitions department. He will commence his role as Govett-Brewster director on 10 February 2014, after completing his current role of head of programming and development at the Austrian Museum of Applied and Contemporary Arts.
The Govett-Brewster building is currently closed for maintenance work, earthquake strengthening and the construction of a new building, the Len Lye Centre. The gallery remains active through off-site projects, touring exhibitions and collaborations with other cultural organisations throughout Taranaki and New Zealand. The new combined facility is expected to open in 2015.
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