Words: Erin Irwin
Amrit Gill, who joined 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in February of 2021, has announced that she will be leaving the organisation for a new opportunity in Melbourne.
Once a volunteer with 4A, Gill became the institution’s first ever South Asian director and sought a program that amplified community voices. Most recently, she curated Bush Diwan, which focused on Australia’s early Sikh inhabitants, including work by Manisha Anjali, Anindita Banerjee, Amardeep Shergill and Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa.
Before becoming Artistic Director/CEO, Gill had worked extensively for the Australia Council for the Arts, with a particular interest in engaging with the international art community as well as projects that engaged with First Nations art production.
Of her time there, Gill states that “It has been a wonderful privilege to serve as Artistic Director/CEO, and contribute to the growth and character of this most significant organisation which holds a special place for so many Asian Australian artists and arts workers.”
“Moving on from 4A feels bittersweet, but it is for an opportunity that I am very excited about and feel ready to pursue. Thank you to the Board, team, artists, supporters, partners and funders for making my time at 4A one of my most treasured professional experiences.”
This article was posted 10 December 2022.
Image Courtesy: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Photography: Anna Hay.