The role of Manager, Exhibitions & Curatorial had been vacant since Rachael Parsons left the position to become the NERAM Director in July 2017. Commencing in that role is Belinda Hungerford, who has moved to Armidale from Sydney, where she was most recently working at the State Library of New South Wales.
Belinda brings to the team, extensive and diverse experience including working in various capacities at the Australian Centre for Photography, Vivid, Sydney, National Gallery of Australia and Nickelodeon. She has worked on over fifty exhibitions and has published writing in National Gallery of Australia catalogue, Photofile, SL Magazine and various blogs.
Leah Gilby has also recently started at NERAM as the Finance and Administration Officer. Leah is an Armidale local who previously worked as the Site Administrator for Ertech Limited and as the Finance and Administration Officer for Rusden Street Physiotherapy.
Belinda and Leah were publicly introduced to the NERAM community at the recent exhibition opening that launched the Museum’s 2019 program.
“We are thrilled to have Belinda and Leah join the staff at NERAM,” said Rachael Parsons, Art Museum Director. “We took our time to find the best possible fit for our small but dynamic team, and we are excited to continue moving forward with a full staff that is dedicated to NERAM’s success and service to the community.”
“We had a fantastic opening night on Friday, new exhibitions, new faces in both the staff and audience, and a wonderful atmosphere that felt engaged and excited for the year to come. We are very much looking forward to this new year of culture, creativity and community at NERAM,” said Rachael.
Rachael would also like to thank the continuing staff and volunteers who have worked extra hard to ensure NERAM’s usual high standard of service and enthusiasm throughout the staff transition period.