The new director of New Plymouth’s contemporary art gallery says she’s in it for the long haul. Dr Zara Stanhope had her first day at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre’s (GBAG/LLC) on Monday, having moved from a role in Brisbane. Stanhope was released from MIQ in Christchurch on February 4, and has been in Auckland catching up with family and friends, as well as travelling to Waitangi to learn more about the treaty, before arriving in New Plymouth. When asked how long she sees herself in the role, "forever" was her answer. Stanhope’s appointment follows the departure of former husband-and-wife co-directors Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh left after just one year at the gallery. READ MORE: Dr Zara Stanhope appointed director of New Plymouth’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre considering options after budget cut Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre co-directors resign after one year in the job "I really want it to be a long term position so together as a gallery and as a team we can really achieve what we set out to achieve once I make some plans,” she said. "The Govett-Brewster has great history and legacy to follow on. I… Read full this story
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