It’s now official: Nick Mitzevich to head up NGA

The son of a Hunter Valley farmer will lead Australia's top visual arts institution into its future. Who is Nick Mitzevich and how healthy is the NGA, which he now steers?
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Nick Mitzevich has been appointed NGA Director. Photo credit: Sven Kovac

It was the art world’s worst kept secret this year. A month ago, it was leaked that Art Gallery of South Australia Director, Nick Mitzevich had been appointed to the role of the Director of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA). Yesterday that rumour was confirmed.

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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