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Amy Barrett-Lennard is stepping down as Director of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) after 16 years in the role.

Barrett-Lennard joined PICA in 2006, following five years as Director of Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, now Linden New Art, in Melbourne.

‘My time at PICA has been the most rewarding of my professional career. It’s been a powerful journey, but after 16 years, it’s time for me to look forward to a new future of my own,’ said Barrett-Lennard.

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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