Heat in top end as NCCA Director resigns

Citing a lack of Board transparency and fraught relations within Arts NT that have rendered NCCA as financially stretched, O’Riordan pulls the plug.
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This week, Director of the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Maurice O’Riordan, gave notice of his resignation to the NCCA Board. O’Riordan’s shock resignation comes after mounting tensions between those responsible for organisation’s governance and primary funding body, Arts NT.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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