DAVID Edghill, head of marketing and communications at the National Gallery of Australia, is off to England in three weeks’ time to take up the position of head of marketing acquisitions with the National Gallery on London’s Trafalgar Square
A graduate of ANU and the University of Technology in Sydney, Edghill cut his teeth in his profession with Canberra Arts Marketing, later moving to the National Portrait Gallery, then the NGA.
He applied for the position in June and had confirmation of it in July, though security checks and other administrative processes had to be concluded before the position could be announced.
One of the exciting things about the position, Edghill said today, was that it meant acquiring new media contacts for the gallery.
Asked whether he might encounter any difficulties because of being Australian (and although “CityNews” pointed out to him that London arts organisations have long benefitted from Australian talent), he explained that in fact he had been born in Scotland and would therefore be able to produce a British passport.