The Reset Webinar: Reopening of Galleries and Public Spaces

Sarah Munro and Sal­ly Shaw dis­cuss the role of the gallery and response to their imme­di­ate com­mu­ni­ties and place.

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Sarah Munro was appointed as Director of BALTIC in August 2015. She has over 20 years’ experience of cultural leadership following a distinguished career in Glasgow as both Artistic Director of Tramway and Head of Arts for the city, where she led the bid to bring Turner Prize 2015 to Scotland for the first time.

Munro was Head of Arts for Glasgow Life from 2012-2015, and this role incorporated her role at the international arts centre Tramway, as well as responsibility for a portfolio that included: Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Gallery of Modern Art’s temporary exhibitions programme and the Merchant City Festival. She also led a team of arts producers that worked across some of the most disadvantaged communities in Glasgow.

Sally Shaw was appointed Director of FirstSite Gallery in April 2016. Described by Noorzaman Rashid, chairman of the Firstsite board, as "one of the brightest stars of the art world" Shaw champions public art and inclusion above all else.

As senior Curator for Art on the London Underground, she programmed a broad range of ambitious and unconventional artist commissions for a daily audience of four million tube passengers.

She also led the Fourth Plinth programme in Trafalgar Square while working for the former London mayor Boris Johnson and worked on contemporary art commissions for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

This talk took place on June 5th 2020, 2pm - 3pm.