NEW DIRECTOR @ McCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK plus the announcement of the Southern Way McClelland Commission
At the Opening of the exhibition FRAMING NATURE, the Board of Trustees announced the new Director at McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery is distinguished Curator Lisa Byrne.
Lisa Byrne has an impressive and varied career in the arts sector as a director/ curator in Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT across local, state and national arts organisations. She has held significant curatorial roles in both research and practice at Monash and RMIT Universities and leadership roles in several contemporary arts organisations in Australia, such as the Australian Centre for Photography and Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Lisa was closely involved in the development of the arts and culture programme for Realm, a library learning and cultural centre in the newly redeveloped Ringwood Town Square. As Curator for the Maroondah City Council she was responsible for its art collection where she successfully negotiated several major cultural gift donations by leading Australian artists.
In welcoming Lisa Byrne the Board of Trustees at McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery also paid tribute to the vital transition work of Strategic Manager, Maudie Palmer AO.
Maudie was saluted and thanked for her careful review of McClelland’s operations and outreach this year, and her energy in leading the organization. Maudie’s legacy will be the new Education Pavilion due to open in 2018.
FRAMING NATURE, which explores diverse visual and conceptual approaches to landscape, was opened by Associate Professor Alison Inglis, the University of Melbourne
Applications for the $250,000 Southern Way McClelland Commission 2018 are open to all from 23 March 2018 to 15 June 2018. The recipient of the commission will be announced in July 2018 and it is envisaged the work will be completed by the end of July 2019.