Friday, September 28, 2012


Auckland Art Gallery has a new Deputy Director thanks to a major restructure earlier this year that was initially going to remove director Chris Saines and then backedoff. She is Viv Beck who comes from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade who are also restructuring. 

Beck was Director of Communications there for a couple of years and before that ran a print management agency. She has also been NZ Post’s General Manager of stamps. 

At the AAG one of her key tasks will be to make the Gallery 'more commercially focused.'

And Beck’s involvement in the art biz? For two years she was Director of the WellingtonMuseums Trust that she later went on to chair for two years until 2010.

The appointment of a new Principal Curator is still to be announced.