Exit Interview: Zara Stanhope, QAGOMA Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art

Serving artists and creating a safe and welcome space for creatives of all backgrounds to work were Zara Stanhope's greatest intentions in her past role with QAGOMA, as she looks forward to her next chapter in New Zealand.

Zara Stanhope has concluded her role at Asian and Pacific Art at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, to head across ‘the ditch’ to take up the lead job at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth (NZ) in March next year.  

The New Zealand gallery has been without a Director for more than half a year after co-directors, husband-and-wife duo Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, resigned after just 12-months (formerly at Institute of Modern Art also in Brisbane) to head to Canada.

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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