Wayne Tunnicliffe has just been announced as the new head curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW, replacing Barry Pearce who retired in February and who is now located at the Brett Whiteley Studio. Wayne was previously curator of contemporary Australian art at the gallery.

The gallery also announced the appointment of Kirsten Downie as assistant director, marketing, development and membership. Kirsten was previously head of marketing and communications at the National Gallery of Australia.

Follow this link to the gallery’s media release.

Elizabeth Fortescue, May 25, 2011