Hetti Perkins joins the MCA board - Art Collector

18 December 2012 | Curator Hetti Perkins has joined the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

She takes up the place vacated by Larissa Lavarch, who has just completed her second three-year term.

Lavarch’s old post as chair of the gallery’s Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander advisory group will also go to Perkins.

Chair of the MCA board Simon Mordant says Perkins brings with her “invaluable knowledge and experience across the arts and Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander cultures”.

Perkins is most well known for the 13 years she spent with the Art Gallery of New South Wales as curator of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander art. She resigned from AGNSW in September last year.

At the time, she spoke of the country’s need for a dedicated institution for Aboriginal art.

Perkins is also a board member of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin, and chair of the Charlie Perkins Trust.

She joins artist Rosemary Laing and collector and philanthropist Lisa Paulsen, alongside representatives from the business world including Geoff Dixon and Lachlan Murdoch, on the MCA board.

Jane O'Sullivan

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