Gallery Director: Institute of Modern Art

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One of Australia’s leading contemporary art organisations, the IMA is seeking a new Director to lead the artistic vision and drive the organisation’s development for the future to commence in mid 2019. In March, the current Co-Directors Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh are moving on to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth.

Founded in 1975, the IMA is the oldest contemporary art space of its kind in Australia. Its mission is to promote experimentation and research by diverse Australian and international artists and share their work with wide and diverse audiences through four interconnected streams: production, presentation, participation, and publishing. Our activities embed the international in the local Queensland context and engage the local internationally. To realise our mission, the IMA has concentrates on commissioning new works by Australian and international artists at pivotal points of their practices and exhibiting these works in solo and group exhibitions. In recent years, the IMA has exhibited Gordon Bennett, Céline Condorelli, Dale Harding, Nicholas Mangan, Ross Manning, Amalia Pica, Hito Steyerl, Luke Willis Thompson, Haegue Yang, among many others.

The IMA is a registered charity and membership organisation. The Director reports to the Board and leads a team of 8 full-time equivalent staff members. The IMA is funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State, and Territory Governments, and many private sponsors and donors.