First-time gallery director Colin Walker takes the helm at AGWA

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The announcement of Walker’s directorship at Art Gallery of WA was slow in coming, but with it are a raft of questions about his vision for engagement, business philosophy, curatorial structure and unexpected thinking for 'a standstone'.

The Liverpool-born bureaucrat Colin Walker is no stranger to Western Australia's arts and cultural landscape. For about a decade he was Executive Director, Culture and the Arts at the WA State Government’s Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) before recently talking on the Director's role at the troubled Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA).

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