West Space announces Danny Lacy as new Director
West Space has announced Danny Lacy as its new Director.
Danny Lacy has worked as Curator at Shepparton Art Museum for the past two and a half years, and presented a dynamic and engaging exhibition program including large scale exhibitions: The edge of the Universe, The Drawing Wall featuring artists such as Renee Cosgrave, Anna Kristensen, Ry Haskings and Richard Lewer, Sam Jinks: Body in Time and Raafat Ishak & Tom Nicholson: Proposition for a Banner March and a black cube hot air balloon.
Previous positions have included Program Administrator at Monash University Museum of Art (2007-10), Installation & Project Co-ordinator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2005-6) and Gallery Assistant at Gertrude Contemporary (2003-4). He completed a MA (Visual Culture) from Monash University in 2004.
Over the past 10 years he has had an active independent curatorial practice and organised over 25 exhibitions across a wide range of artist-run and contemporary art spaces.
“I’m thrilled to be coming home to Melbourne to lead the small and dedicated team at West Space through its next stage of growth and critical vibrancy,” said Danny. “I would like to acknowledge the amazing effort of outgoing Director Phip Murray in re-invigorating and re-positioning West Space as one of the leading contemporary arts organisations in Australia, and look forward to building on this success”.