Chris Saines is the new director of the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. Saines has been the Director of Auckland Art Gallery since 1996 and oversaw its recent redevelopment. He replaces QAG/GOMA’s former Director Tony Elwood, who became Director of the NGV here in Melbourne in August. Saines will replace Acting QAG/GOMA Director Suhanya Raffel at the end of April.
The National Gallery of Victoria’s worst kept secret was confirmed today following the announcement that Tony Elwood will be taking over from Gerard Vaughan as the new Director of the institution. Elwood’s no stranger to the NGV, having worked there as Assistant Director before taking up his current position as Director of the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. Elwood starts his new role on August 1st. His replacement in Brisbane is yet to be found.