Friday, 16 November 2018

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New Art Escape administrator appointed

New Art Escape administrator appointed

Marion Manson (pictured) has been appointed as the new administrator of the Mercury Bay Art Escape. Chairman of the Mercury Bay Art Escape Trust, Stuart Christie said they’ve had a very good response when they advertised the position with some excellent candidates applying.

Marion is a textile artist and has a professional background in the development, management and curation of art exhibitions in galleries and other venues, including Hamilton’s ArtsPost Galleries and Shop. She’s been a part-time resident of Cooks Beach for more than 13 years and is already known to a number of Mercury Bay artists.
Marion will split her time between Mercury Bay and Hamilton. She’ll be employed by the Art Escape Trust on a part-time basis, as was the case with Charlotte Giblin, her predecessor. Marion’s focus will be the annual Open Studio Tour of the Art Escape, the Arts and Craft Fair to be held in Whitianga in August, the Trust’s scholarships, the development of artists and fundraising.

Stuart said that Marion’s transition into her role should be complete in about a month. The administrator position became available when Charlotte decided to pursue her own career as artist in Mercury Bay.

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