She has been at the helm for fifteen years.

The Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, of which she is a member, describes her role on its website: Lynne is responsible for the delivery of State Government policy and programs for funding for the arts across all arts sectors, public museums and art galleries, and for industry development programs through arts@work statewide.

Board membership includes Cultural Ministers Council Standing Committee, Ten Days on the Island and Quintus Publishing. She has a background in arts practice and in the management of commercial galleries and arts businesses in Sydney.

It will be close to a clean sweep at the top of Arts Tasmania: arts@work manager Alannah Dopson recently resigned because she has bought Handmark Gallery in Hobart’s Salamanca Place.

Margaretta Pos

THE director of Arts Tasmania, Lynne Uptin, will not be seeking re-appointment when her current five year contract expires in coming months.