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Carriageworks commences search for new Director

Carriageworks commences search for new Director
November 13, 2018

Following the recent resignation of Lisa Havilah from the role of Director to take up her new appointment as Chief Executive of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), the Carriageworks Board has now commenced a national and international search for their next leader.  

‘With Carriageworks’ growth in recent years, a strong strategy for a vibrant future, the Board believes we have now become a significant arts institution where innovative, brilliant arts leaders want to be. We are excited by the prospect of discovering the next extraordinary leader of Carriageworks, who will be able to take this important organisation to the next level of its potential.  We have great confidence in the team at Carriageworks and will be working with them as we transition to a new leader, said Chair of Carriageworks, Sam Mostyn.

Lisa Havilah said: ‘I am incredibly proud of what I, the Board and staff at Carriageworks have achieved together over the past eight years, creating what has become the fastest growing cultural precinct in Australia. I’m confident to be leaving Carriageworks in the strongest position of its history. I will work closely with the Board and staff at both Carriageworks to ensure a smooth transition phase.’

‘Carriageworks has an exciting year ahead, including a major partnership with Sydney Festival, the second edition of The National presented in partnership with the MCA and Art Gallery of NSW and our most ambitious project delivered to date by American visual artist Nick Cave,’ said Mostyn.

Image: Katharina Grosse's work "The Horse Trotted another couple of metres, then it stopped" Carriageworks 2018

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