Parramatta organisation, Information + Cultural Exchange, enters a new era appointing C3West Senior Curator, Anne Loxley, as Executive Director.
In her previous role as Senior Curator of C3West at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Loxley championed the MCA’s engagement with Western Sydney communities and businesses, collaboratively crafting contexts for artists to work with communities to address urgent issues.
Information + Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.) is a Western Sydney arts organisation delivering cultural engagement for diverse communities to co-design and make art that creates connection and cohesion, and builds creative capacity and opportunity.
Upon accepting, Anne Loxley said, “I am thrilled by ICE’s agenda to be a global leader for cultural change and social action through the intersection of community, creativity and cultural production and to enrich communities by co-creating locally made art that impacts personally and resonates globally. ICE is a heady combination of community, contemporary art, socially engaged practice and training and I can’t wait to step into the role of Executive Director.”
Of the appointment, I.C.E. Board Chair, Pino Migliorino said, “We are so excited to have Anne come to I.C.E. is this leadership role. She will be able to build on the strong foundations and program architecture which have developed under the inspirational leadership of John Kirkman over the last 8 years. Anne has the talent, networks and most importantly the passion to drive I.C.E. and the cultural soul of arts in Western Sydney”
I.C.E. projects are grass-roots initiatives, which evolve from and adapt to community needs. Frequently developed across years of engagement, they grow organically from challenges met, lessons learned and relationships built. I.C.E. is excited to see where this new leadership will take the organisation.
About Anne Loxley
Anne Loxley is a Sydney-based curator and writer who works with contemporary artists both in and outside gallery contexts, in communities and in public spaces. As Senior Curator, C3West, for Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, she develops innovative ways for artists to work with businesses and non-arts organisations to address strategic issues and engage with communities. With Felicity Fenner, Anne programmed the visual arts component of the 2017 – 2019 Perth Festivals. With Blair French she co-edited Civic Actions: Artists’ Practices Beyond the Museum (MCA Australia, 2017).
Previously she directed Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, the Olympic Co-ordination Authority’s Public Art Program and the National Trust’s S.H. Ervin Gallery. A founding member of the City of Sydney’s Public Art Advisory Panel, a member of the City’s Eora Journey Working Group, and a former Sydney Morning Herald art critic, her work has attracted numerous awards.