Q&A: Susi Muddiman on her move from Tweed to HOTA

After 16 years at the helm of Tweed Regional Gallery, the gallery director heads to the glitz of the Gold Coast. What learnings does she take?
Muddiman. Laughing woman with blonde hair and wearing a gold and black top.

The last thing that Susi Muddiman OAM will do before she exits Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (“Tweed”) will be to welcome into the Gallery the $174 million masterpiece, Meules, milieu du jour [Haystacks, midday] (1890) by French impressionist Claude Monet. 

The masterwork is travelling from the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), and will remain on loan for the next two years. It is an interesting bookend to her new position at HOTA, Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast, where she will be stepping into big shoes – literally.

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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