A PUBLIC note of thanks has been issued to the departing CEO of Canberra Glassworks, Julie Skate, by its chair Gary Rake as she approaches her final day at the organisation today, Friday, September 10.
Skate, he said, had been at the helm since late 2017 and had made a wonderful contribution to the Glassworks.
At the August meeting, the last one that Skate had attended as CEO, the board formally recognised the significant role she had played in the glass centre’s development and stressing the stewardship she had shown during the pandemic, in which she balanced the needs of people with the needs of the business.
The board also expressed pride in the new strategic plan Skate had helped them set, the strength of the exhibition program, the calibre of visiting artists and the opportunities she had enabled for collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
The board also drew attention to collaborations with artists from other artforms, the inclusion of its glass artists’ works in national and international exhibitions, by collecting institutions, and the appearances of the Glassworks on a recent episode of the ABC program, “Artworks”.
“Julie has led by example at the Canberra Glassworks, supporting bold projects while bringing practical efficiency and new perspective to the artistic vision for the organisation,” they said.
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