On the move: sector appointments

A new Chair for Bell Shakespeare, Carrolup Manager joins John Curtin Gallery, and more.

Bell Shakespeare has announced the appointment of Philip Crutchfield QC as the company’s new Chair, commencing 1 January 2022. He succeeds Anne Loveridge, who steps down after seven years on the Bell Shakespeare Board and five in the role of Chair.

Co-founder of Faraday Associates Lachlan Edwards was announced as the Company’s new Deputy Chair.

In making the announcement, Executive Director Gill Perkins extended thanks to Loveridge for her extraordinary contribution to the Company, having steered it through several significant periods of change including new artistic leadership, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the company’s historic move to new and permanent premises at Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay in early 2022.

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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