Bundaberg Regional Art Galleries has appointed a new Gallery Director with a strong connection to the region.
Rebecca McDuff has a long association with the Bundaberg art scene, with her mother, Jennifer McDuff, being a well known regional artist.
“I think I’ve been attending exhibition openings since before I could talk,” Rebecca said.
This long term association gives her a unique insight into the Bundaberg region arts community.
“We have a really diverse array of talented artists across our region.
“I’m really excited as Gallery Director to be able to work with these artists and celebrate our rich arts history.”
Rebecca also has a long history with Bundaberg Regional Art Galleries, having been the Public Programs Officer since 2014.
“Within this role I’ve had the opportunity to develop wonderful networks from our local, state and a national level.
“As Gallery Director I’m excited about building on these networks, to ensure our gallery is recognised as a significant regional gallery within Australia and that our ties to our arts community are celebrated and promoted.
“Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted in late August, I look forward to bringing strong exhibition scheduling to our five gallery spaces including our new Imagine arts children’s gallery space.
“We want to celebrate the talented artists within our region, past present and future, as well as the rich arts history that Bundaberg has.
“I’d also like to see us embed First Nations culture within our exhibition schedule and for us to work alongside first nations artists to bring their stories into the gallery.
“Most importantly, I want the gallery to be a place that is exciting, interesting, challenging and, ultimately, fun for the community to be a part of.
“As Gallery Director I’m only one person in a team of staff and volunteers without whom I couldn’t do my job.
“I really look forward to taking this team and the community on the journey with me to the future as Gallery Director.”
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