What does NGA’s 2020 program say about internal changes?

Director Nick Mitzevich has been working hard to escalate engagement at the NGA, and that is reflected in programming, staffing and a desire to punch beyond its "cement edifice".

This week the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) announced its 2020 exhibition program, joining a string of arts organisations nationally that have been rolling out their programming for the year ahead.

What sets NGA’s line up apart is a very deliberate swing in agenda. For the last decade, the national institution has drifted somewhat rudderless.

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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