Carriageworks announces new CEO

Drum roll… It’s the announcement we have all been waiting for. Carriageworks has named Blair French as its new Chief Executive Officer.
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Blair French; image MCA

When Lisa Havilah announced she was leaving Carriageworks to take up the helm at MAAS and the plagued Powerhouse Museum, the question on everyone’s lips was who was going to step into her shoes. As CEO of Carriageworks, she oversaw an increase in attendances from 110,000 in 2011 to 1.32 million in 2017.

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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