Lisa Daniels Appointed McIntosh Gallery Director

McIntosh Gallery, London, ON

Western University is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Daniels as Director of McIntosh Gallery. Currently the Executive Director and Curator of the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario, Lisa brings to Western more than 20 years of progressive management experience in the cultural and public art gallery sector. In her previous role as Director and Curator of the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery in Sarnia, Lisa successfully increased community engagement with the gallery through innovative exhibitions, ancillary programming and community partnerships. While leading the gallery in Sarnia, Lisa also began working on her PhD at Western in Art and Visual Culture (Collecting, Curating and Museum Histories and Practices), to better understand the values and motivations of the next generation of curators, artists, administrators and gallery visitors as she aims to discover new, artistic-driven operational models.

With a demonstrated track record in designing and implementing future-driven strategic plans and artistic visions, coupled with her experience and expertise in developing creative partnerships with local communities, Lisa will bring strong leadership and management skills to our operations and programs while overseeing the McIntosh Gallery Collection.

We look forward to welcoming Lisa to the gallery, Western’s campus, and our broader community on March 4, 2024.

About the gallery:

A university-based, public art gallery since 1942, McIntosh Gallery collaborates with artists, curators and academics to develop innovative strategies to interpret and disseminate visual culture. Exhibitions, educational programs and special events provide a platform for engagement with visual art and artists. McIntosh Gallery acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada through its Museums Assistance Program (MAP), the Canada Council for the Arts through its Engage and Sustain Program, the Ontario Arts Council, Western University, Foundation Western, and our donors.

McIntosh Gallery, Western University
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON, N6A 3K7
(519) 661-3181
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @McIntoshGallery

Image courtesy of Lisa Daniels and Kimberly Vincent Photography.