29 July 2013
Rhana Devenport was welcomed this morning (Monday 29 July) by Auckland Art Gallery and Regional Facilities Auckland staff to celebrate her first day as Director of Auckland Art Gallery.
She arrived with a delegation including representatives from New Plymouth District Council and Taranaki Iwi, and was greeted by a powhiri led by members of the Gallery's Haerewa Māori Advisory Committee.
Rhana Devenport joins Auckland Art Gallery after seven years with the Govett-Brewster Gallery in New Plymouth. She replaces former director Chris Saines who moved to Brisbane in April 2013 to become the Director of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.