On the move: latest arts sector appointments

A state gallery director steps down, arts precinct welcomes new CEO, and more arts sector comings and goings.
A photograph of two ships taken from high above, showing their white wakes stretching out across the blue ocean. Arts sector appointments.

Rhana Devenport ONZM, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) has announced she will leave the Gallery on 7 July after six years. Devenport will be returning to Sydney and embarking on a series of new national and international projects.

‘It has been an honour and privilege to have led AGSA for the past six years through many successes and some significant challenges, managing a much-loved and deeply respected cultural and tourism destination,’ Devenport said in a statement.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts