25 November, 2022

Welcoming Hamish Sawyer

On behalf of the NorthSite Board and Artistic Director/CEO Ashleigh Campbell we are pleased to announce that Hamish Sawyer is joining the NorthSite team as Acting Director in November 2022. Hamish has extensive experience and expertise within the creative arts industry and will support NorthSite during Ashleigh’s maternity leave from March 2023.

“NorthSite is in a stable and exciting position, and I’m extremely grateful to our dedicated staff and Board who have worked hard over the past years to reach our position.

It means a lot to be well supported, at this time of incoming baby while running a multifaceted, not-for-profit arts company.

I’m particularly thrilled that we’ve engaged Hamish Sawyer as Acting Director. Hamish brings a wealth of insight and curatorial skills, and his perspectives are valued and supported as we work with our team to look ahead, collaborating across our organisation to build the next 5-year plan for NorthSite.

I have no doubt that Hamish’s appointment will strengthen our artistic program and the profile of artists in the north, through his close working relationships with the arts community, NorthSite curator and gallery office Aven Noah Jr and the rest of our creative team,” said Ashleigh Campbell.

Hamish is well respected within the arts industry and is highly experienced as a curator and senior leader.

“I’m very grateful to the NorthSite board for this opportunity to join the organisation at a pivotal moment in its history. NorthSite plays a leading role in the development and presentation of contemporary visual art in Far North Queensland, one of the most culturally diverse and dynamic arts ecologies in Australia.
I’m looking forward to working with Ashleigh Campbell and the amazing NorthSite team to deliver next year’s calendar of exhibitions and events; as well as developing longer-term strategic exhibition and program priorities.
I can’t wait to get started,” said Hamish Sawyer.

Welcome to the team Hamish! 

Hamish Sawyer standing at a 45 degree angle with arms crossed. He is wearing a blue cardigan with a white collared shirt underneath. Charcoal chinos, orange socks and white shoes.

Hamish Sawyer, Acting Director – NorthSite Contemporary Arts