A warm welcome to our new Executive Director

A warm welcome to our new Executive Director Mark Smith. Photo by Julian Lister

Axisweb Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Mark Smith as Executive Director

Mark will succeed Sheila McGregor, who after six enjoyable years with the Company, stepped down at the beginning of April to pursue other professional and personal interests.

Chair of Axisweb Sarah Fisher commented: "As Axisweb opens this new chapter, ​we are delighted to have appointed such a ​resolute and gifted leader to build upon the organisation's long history of profiling quality artists' work. Mark's clarity of vision, drive and interest in innovation is matched by his passion for supporting artists. We look forward to seeing his many ideas for enhancing Axisweb's offer and believe they will have a positive impact on the sector nationally."

Mark Smith added: "I am honored to have been asked to take this role, and excited by the possibilities that lie in our future.

Axisweb, with a rich experience in connecting artists with commissioners and audiences, is well-positioned to tap into new opportunities during this time of technological change. Our ambition is to create a new digital space, reflecting the collaborative, variable and participatory characteristics of artists' work, rethinking the notion of validation and curation and placing real engagement at its core.

I look forward to working with the Axisweb team, our partners and artists as we embark on this exciting journey."

Published April, 2015

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