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The Hon Peter Garrett MP
Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts

Warwick Hemsley reappointed to the Council of the National Gallery of Australia

Media release
16 April 2010
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Minister for the Arts, Peter Garrett, today congratulated Mr Warwick Hemsley on his reappointment to the Council of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) for a further three years.

“I am delighted Mr Hemsley has agreed to continue as a member of the NGA Council and to Chair the Finance, Risk Management and Audit Sub-Committee of the Council,” Mr Garrett said.

“Mr Hemsley has extensive experience in corporate business and financial management as well as in the administration of cultural organisations.

“He is currently a Director of Peet Limited and the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“Mr Hemsley has also served in a number of cultural and community roles, including as Deputy Chairman of the West Australian Opera Company and as the former Chairman of the Australia Day Council of Western Australia.

“The reappointment is for three years and I look forward to working with Mr Hemsley as the Gallery nears the completion of its exciting renovation project and enjoys the incredible success of the current Masterpieces from Paris exhibition,” Mr Garrett said.

The National Gallery of Australia Council provides strategic guidance and vision to the Gallery.

It plays a key role in the gallery achieving its goal of serving the public by enhancing understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts.

The National Gallery of Australia’s current exhibition is Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and beyond: Post-impressionism from the Musée D’Orsay which has an extended season until 18 April.

For more information about the National Gallery of Australia visit: www.nga.gov.au 

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