Sheona White has been appointed to the role of Director of Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest. She has overall responsibility for artistic programming strategy across the key areas of the Gallery in exhibitions, collection, public, education and community engagement.
White’s professional purpose is to explore and develop visual arts advocacy through community, education and public engagement and build an exchange of ideas in the arts. Her aim is to deliver meaningful programs and facilities drawn from needs analysis and sound curatorial rationale. Through her work on community contemporary art exhibitions, late night programming, festivals, concerts and cross generation visitation, White promotes public understanding and enjoyment of art grounded in research and committed to sustainability and inclusion.
White has developed and initiated key programs in many cultural institutions including the National Museum of Australia, the National Gallery of Australia, City of Sydney Libraries, the Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Wollongong City Gallery.