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Geelong Arts Centre farewells CEO, new Director at the National Museum of Australia, and more.
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The Geelong Arts Centre announced today (Monday 19 February) that CEO and Creative Director, Joel McGuinness, will step down at the end of April to take up a new role as Executive Director, Experience at State Library Victoria.  

Responding to McGuinness’ forthcoming departure, the Geelong Arts Centre Trust paid tribute to his exceptional skills in leading the institution into a new era of artistic innovation and community engagement. 

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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