KAG, AGA ANNOUNCE NEW, UPGRADED POSITIONS
Charo Neville has been recently appointed curator at the Kamloops Art Gallery, as predecessor Annette Hurtig moves into the position of adjunct curator. A former independent curator, Neville was most recently interim director / curator at Vancouver’s Artspeak artist run centre, and before that was associate director at the Catriona Jeffries Gallery. She had worked previously with KAG on the collaborative team that organized artist Rebecca Belmore’s Venice Biennale project in 2005 .
Meanwhile, the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina has appointed Jeremy Morgan as interim director, as current director Stuart Reid returns to Ontario to become director and curator at Rodman Hall Arts Centre at Brock University in St. Catherine’s. Morgan is former executive director of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and as a consultant had run recent strategic planning sessions at the gallery. He will helm the MacKenzie while the gallery conducts a search for a new executive director.
And in Edmonton, curator Catherine Crowston has taken on the role of acting executive director at the Art Gallery of Alberta, as outgoing executive director Gilles Hebert moves into a role as vice president of Museum Practice at Winnipeg’s new Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Hired in 1997 as senior curator at the AGA, Crowston was appointed deputy director and chief curator in 2006. She will remain in her role as chief curator during the transition period.