Exit interview: Robyn Ayres, Arts Law Australia

After 20 years, the outgoing CEO reflects on her tenure – the legislation passed and the fights still on the table.
photo of arts lawyer Robyn Ayres with curly red hair and blue top

The Arts Law Centre of Australia was established in January 1983. Since then it has had six serving CEOs, with Robyn Ayres holding the leadership role for 21 years (by the time she steps down later this year) – her tenure longer than all past CEOs collectively.

‘It is a long journey, but it’s flown by,’ says Ayres.

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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