We welcome incoming Director, Chris Saines

Incoming Director, Chris Saines, CNZM

Incoming Director (QAGOMA), Chris Saines, CNZM was welcomed to the Gallery this morning by staff, Trustees and Arts Minister Ian Walker MP.

Following a Welcome to Country from traditional elder Uncle Des Sandy and a performance by the Burragubba Dancers, Chris was farewelled by a contingent from the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s board of Maori advisors, Haerewa.

Representatives Elizabeth Ellis, Mere Waihuka Lodge & Jonathan Mane-Wheoki travelled to Brisbane in honour of their longstanding friendship with Chris in his previous role of Director of the Auckland gallery, and warmly commended him to people of Queensland.