The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) has appointed arts professional Dr Allison Holland as curator. She commences in late October, taking over from Claire Monneraye, who left after a five year tenure in July.
This is the second major shift in senior management at ACP, with Cherie McNair appointed permanent director in early February, taking over from Catherine Baldwin, who acted as interim director since July 2015.
Holland joins the ACP from Perth, where she is currently curator for the exhibition Heath Ledger; A Life in Pictures, a collaborative project between the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the WA Museum.
Holland has over 20 years’ experience in the visual arts, working as an arts curator, academic and conservator. She has previously been employed at the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA Museum, State Library of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria and the Melbourne International Biennale.
‘I am greatly looking forward to joining the ACP and immersing myself in the world of Australian photography,’ said Holland. ‘The ACP is part of a vibrant and dedicated community of photographers and I’m looking forward to working on the 2018 program and the development of future programs.’
Holland has experience in writing and publishing across the breadth of art history, including the history of photography, moving image and performance and cross-media art. Her research interests are focused on the nexus of art with emerging technologies.
McNair joined the ACP from the Queensland Museum Network, where she held the role of head of exhibitions and creative services.
Last year the ACP split from its location at 227 Oxford Street to various venues in the Paddington/Darlinghurst area.