Exit interview: Rachel Kent leaves MCA for Bundanon

After shaping the MCA's curatorial vision for two decades, Rachel Kent makes the leadership shift from Chief Curator to CEO of Bundanon Trust.
New Bundanon Trust CEO Rachel Kent

In 2001, Rachel Kent left Melbourne to take up a curatorial role at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney under then recently appointed Director Elizabeth Ann MacGregor.

At the time the gallery was struggling. ‘I came shortly after Liz Anne, and the gallery was under siege on every front. It was a really tough time to come into that role, and people would say to me, “Why are you taking that risk?”

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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