Jhe changing tide in the local arts scene continues to gurgle as another cultural institution announces a new name taking over. Last night on Facebook, the Dalhousie University Art Gallery confirmed its new curator-director, who will take over from longtime scene incubator Peter Dykhuis (who ran the gallery since 2007): Pamela Edmonds comes to Hamilton DAG McMaster Museum of Art, where she is currently Senior Curator.
Edmonds has long-standing ties to the city, having started her curatorial career in Halifax in the 90s. Of her resume, the Facebook post reads in part: “She has extensive curatorial and administrative experience with a range of cultural organizations, including artist-run centres, provincial, municipal and university art galleries and local cultural collectives. »The DAG adds that “d’Edmonds”research interests focus on contemporary Canadian art and the politics of representation, as well as the impact of African diaspora cultures on the evolving geography of global contemporary art.
Edmonds officially begins working at the DAG on August 22, 2022, just in time to prepare the gallery for a new academic year.