Exit interview: Kelly Gellatly, Director, Ian Potter Museum of Art

In an unexpected turn, Kelly Gellatly has resigned as Director of Ian Potter Museum of Art, a decision triggered by a COVID rethink, and a stagnated building project and department restructure.

Last week, the Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art (aka ‘the Potter’) Kelly Gellatly unexpectedly resigned. The news comes at a time when a department restructure was pending, the gallery’s redevelopment is on hold, and the doors are closed thanks to the COVID pandemic.

Well wishes for Gellatly flooded social media and the question ‘Why?’ was on many lips across the visual arts sector.

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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