Museum of Brisbane

Meet MoB: Alix Perry

 

What does the day in the life of an Exhibition Program Manager look like?

My job is to manage our program of exhibitions from concept through to delivery so my days can include scheduling, budgets, administration, problem solving and meeting with team members, artists and collaborators. I love working in a creative team. It’s rewarding to see the final result and visitors enjoying the exhibitions.

 

Can you tell us a bit about your personal background? What led you to your current role at MoB?

I have always loved the arts and completed a Bachelor of Photography (Hons) at the Queensland College of Art. During uni I volunteered at the Queensland Centre for Photography and found a passion for arts administration and management, becoming the Program Manager there for 3 years. I dipped out of the art scene for a few years working for a great non-for-profit in horticulture (of all places!) and built up my business and management skills. I started at MoB in 2015 supporting the Executive team, then moved into the Exhibitions team in 2018.

 

Everyone has a secret talent! What is a fun fact or talent we wouldn’t necessarily know about you?

It wouldn’t be a secret if I told you….

 

What is your favourite artwork or item currently on display at MoB? And why?

That’s a hard question being so involved with the exhibitions! I love our current exhibition New Woman which has many wonderful artworks. During install, I was mesmerised by the texture of Catherine Bell’s sculptures that she hand carved from oasis foam.

I also love Tyza Stewart’s new work they created during their recent residency at MoB. The large textile gently moves in response to visitors walking by.

 

– Alix Perry, Exhibition Program Manager