What Rhana Devenport has planned for the Art Gallery of South Australia

In the face of recent funding cuts in South Australia, Devenport believes that the Art Gallery of SA remains pregnant with potential. On her fifth day in the job as Director, ArtsHub caught up with her plans.
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Rhana Devenport; courtesy Art Gallery of South Australia. Photo credit: Saul Steed.

After just five days in the job as the first female Director to lead the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) in its 137 year history, Rhana Devenport is unphased by noise around her gender coup.

She told ArtsHub: ‘I was also the first female Director at Auckland Art Gallery in its 125 years, so I don’t think about it so much.’

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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