Simon Elliott

Simon Elliott moves from the NGA to Brisbane

from ArtsHub  – QAGGOMA gets a new Deputy Director  – see below

Director Chris Saines today announced the appointment of Simon Elliott as Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions of Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGGOMA).

‘Simon will join the executive management team to oversee the Gallery’s curatorial, conservation and registration activities, and with direct responsibility for the management and development of the Gallery’s Collection,’ Saines said.

‘He returns to the Gallery and to Brisbane after many years in Canberra, where he accumulated a wealth of experience at a senior leadership level. I am confident that Simon will help to further the Gallery’s deep commitment to the Asia Pacific region.’

Elliott has spent 15 years in senior management roles in Australian public galleries, most recently as Assistant Director, Curatorial and Educational Services at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) since 2007. He was previously Assistant Director at Canberra’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and has held roles at the Brisbane City Gallery (now Museum of Brisbane) and at the Queensland Art Gallery from 1986–99, where he was involved in the early Asia Pacific Triennials of Contemporary Art, including as co-curator for Malaysia on APT2 in 1996.

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