A gallery donation from Dr William McKeith, entitled 'Here & There' by My Le Thi..

Andrew Paxton

Andrew Paxton holds a Bachelor of Arts (Visual), with Honours, from the School of Art & Design at the Australian National University, and completed Post-Graduate studies in Film & Television Production at Queensland University of Technology.

Andrew has been the Adelaide Perry Gallery Manager at PLC Sydney since 2011 and during 2022 Andrew performs an additional role as Acting Curator.

At Adelaide Perry Gallery, Andrew has gained many years’ experience in exhibition design and installation, art handling and arts administration through working on events such as PLC Sydney’s annual Perry Prize, the Artist-in-Residence Program and the calendar of public exhibitions of contemporary Australian artists and designers.

Each year he assists the Visual Arts and Technological & Applied Studies faculties closely in the preparation of student exhibitions at the College, with a view to delivering outstanding shows that display the girls’ work at its best.

Andrew oversees many aspects of the management and maintenance of the PLC Sydney Collection including its storage, cataloguing, documentation and programmed restoration.

Among his most favourite works in the Collection are Ken Searle’s Midnight Shakes the Memory, 2009 Perry Prize winner, Loudon Sainthill’s Figures on a Beach I, a gift from the Estate of Heather Duffy, and My Le Thi’s Here & There (pictured above), a recent donation to the College from Dr William McKeith AM, PLC Sydney Principal 1986 – 2010.

*Banner Artwork: Here & There by My Le Thi, completed in 2008. My Le, who migrated to Australia from Vietnam in 1985, combines passages of Vietnamese and English text with imagery from memory and contemporary culture to bring forth stories of human survival and loss, but also messages of hope. Acrylic on canvas, 152 cm x 92 cm.

Mr Andrew Paxton
Acting Curator, Adelaide Perry Gallery
In 'The Croydon' Centre for Art, Design & Technology
Corner of Hennessy and College Streets
Monday to Friday – 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
T: +61 2 9704 5693
E: apaxton@plc.nsw.edu.au

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