New appointments at AGNSW and Lopdell House Gallery - Art Collector

Justin Paton, incoming head curator of international art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Courtesy: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

30 October 2013 | Curator and art writer Justin Paton has been announced as the incoming head curator of international art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Paton was born in New Zealand and is one of the country's foremost curators. He curated the official New Zealand exhibition by Bill Culbert at this year's Venice Biennale and is currently the senior curator at Christchurch Art Gallery.

At the official announcement, AGNSW director Michael Brand stated that Paton will bring a wealth of expertise to the gallery along with a reputation for highly creative thinking and writing, and that he is delighted Paton is coming onboard as the gallery moves forward with their Sydney Modern masterplan. Paton will commence his position in January 2014.

Photograph of the opening of Gods of the Forest by Weilun Ha in the Lopdell House Gallery Window Project Space, 2013. Courtesy: Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland

West Auckland's regional art gallery Lopdell House Gallery has announced the appointment of Andrew Clifford as its new director.

Lopdell House is currently undergoing earthquake strengthening and upgrades for its historic 1930s building, which are scheduled to be complete next August.

Clifford has been a curator at the University of Auckland's Gus Fisher Gallery since 2007, and will commence directorship of Lopdell House on Monday.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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