Exit interview: Pippa Dickson, Asialink Arts

ArtsHub sits down with Asialink Arts Director, Pippa Dickson, for a Q&A on what it is like to head up this peak organisation, its challenges and its shifting role in the region.

Dr Pippa Dickson has been Director of Asialink Arts for four years (2019-2023). Part of the Asialink Group, the organisation is housed in the University of Melbourne. Prior to that, Dickson was founder of Design Island for Arts Tasmania, founding CEO of the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park, and was a past Director of the National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA). She has also held board positions, including Co-Chair of the National Craft Initiative, Chair of Design Tasmania (2013-2019), was an International Adviser to the Cheongju International Craft Biennale (South Korea, 2017 and 2019), and in 2015 was recognised as one of the 50 most influential people in design by the Australian Design Centre.

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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