Capital Life

By Sally Pryor
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:39pm, first published May 22 2014 - 12:19pm

Alder leaves
The big news this week in Canberra’s art world is the departure of Alison Alder from Megalo Print Studio and Gallery after six years as director. She will take up an appointment at the ANU School of Art as head of the Printmedia and Drawing Workshop, having overseen the studio’s move into shiny new – albeit temporary – digs in Kingston last year. In a statement to board of management, she said, "I will be leaving Megalo with a sound local, national and international reputation, appropriately housed in a great location – now complete with neon sign – combined with a wonderful team to see it into the future. The organisation has the capacity to attract a new and visionary artistic director to guide it through the next phase of its life as a key arts organisation." She leaves a job well done, especially having steered the organisation through the now-legendary stoush with a certain sector of Canberra’s music community over who should get the Fitters Workshop, originally promised to Megalo. But that’s over – to the future! Plus, there’s a soon-to-be advertised job vacancy at Megalo …

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