Introducing Brett Adlington, Museums & Galleries NSW CEO

In a first, Adlington as CEO of a peak arts organisation will split his role between a regional home office and Sydney headquarters, turning a COVID adaptation into a new professional model for the sector.

This month, Brett Adlington stepped into the role of CEO at Museums & Galleries NSW (M&GNSW). He comes to the position from Lismore Regional Gallery, where he has held the position of Director for the past 11-year – a period that saw him manage a cultural venue through flood recovery and shepherd the development of a new gallery.

And more than two decades of experience across the wider regional gallery sector – from curating to advocating for support at a board level – Adlington’s segue to the peak body was a natural next step.

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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