An internationally recognized art curator and writer with extensive experience in arts administration is the new director/curator of Rodman Hall Art Centre.
After two and a half years as executive director of the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Sask., Stuart Reid will assume his new position in January 2012.
“We are pleased to have someone of Stuart’s calibre join our team at Rodman Hall,” said Douglas Kneale, Dean of Humanities. “His experience and leadership will help to foster our region’s vibrant arts scene, and his expertise will be an asset in the development of opportunities for Brock to engage our communities.”
“The post of director/curator at Rodman Hall Art Centre holds a lot of interest for me,” Reid said in a press released issued by the MacKenzie Art Gallery. “I’m eager to continue my curatorial work and writing. I’ll also have teaching opportunities at Brock University. This move also takes me back to Ontario and my family.”
Reid is a past president of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries board of directors. He has served as director and curator of the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery in Owen Sound, Ont. He is an alumnus of the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Museum Leadership Institute at the University of California at Berkeley, and is also an elected member of the International Curators of Contemporary Art Network based in Luxembourg.
Born in Dundee, Scotland, Reid immigrated to Canada in 1967. He studied art and art history at York University (BFA ’86) in Toronto. From 1990 to 1992, Reid was an associate curator at The Craft Gallery of the Ontario Crafts Council in Toronto. From 1992 to 2001, he was curator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. In 1997, he was a guest of the British Council on a study tour of contemporary art in Northern Ireland.
Brock assumed ownership of Rodman Hall, the Walker Botanical Gardens and the centre’s permanent art collection in 2003.