Melbourne’s Centre for Contemporary Photography is looking for a new creative director, after Naomi Cass resigned after holding the position for 14 years.
The announcement was made through a CCP e-mail newsletter and post, with the organisation highlighting Naomi’s contributions to the arts.
Despite government arts funding cuts, Naomi and her team managed to generate income from a variety of sources to keep CCP operating as a healthy arts institution.
Here’s the full CCP statement:
It is with sadness and gratitude that CCP announces the resignation of its Director, Naomi Cass.
During more than 14 years of leadership, Naomi has been the driving force behind CCP’s growth as a leading arts organisation and she has successfully fostered a tight-knit creative community of artists and supporters.
Over the years, the organisation has established itself as a leading exhibition space and advocate for lens-based arts in Australia.
Naomi has been on the forefront of some of CCP’s most ambitious exhibitions, broadening the creative possibility of the organisation and extending the definition of photographic art.
Throughout her leadership, Naomi has played an integral role in supporting early career artists, curating mid-career artists as well as advancing curatorial practice in ground breaking exhibition and commissioning projects to engage the wider community.
The CCP board is deeply grateful for the many contributions she has made over the years and her strong leadership of the organisation and wishes her all the best for the future.
CCP is currently recruiting for a new Creative Director to lead the organisation into its next period of growth.