Déjà vu: Robert Leonard on returning to Brisbane’s IMA

After a decade's hiatus between stints as Director, Robert Leonard’s return to the IMA in Brisbane is a win all round.
portrait of a man in black jacket - Robert Leonard of art gallery IMA

After an international search, and a few months during which the director role has been left in limbo, Robert Leonard has been announced as taking up the top job at Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art (IMA).

But if you’re having ‘a déjà vu moment’ at this news, you’re not alone. Leonard was Director at the organisation from 2005-2013. Just shy of a decade later, he is returning to the independent arts organisation to lead it into its next chapter.

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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