Tate Modern director on risk and gender

ArtsHub speaks with Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern on managing risk, gender bias, funding constraints and partnerships with Australia.
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Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern, pictured with Phyllida Barlow’s untitled: upturnedhouse; supplied

Frances Morris knows all about risk and thinking outside the box. As Director of Britain’s Tate Modern, she is arguably one of the most powerful museum directors in the world.

She is in Sydney this week to deliver the Keynote address at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s (MCA) conference, The Forever Now.

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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