Baltic Centre on hunt for artistic director and chief exec

Gateshead’s Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is on the hunt for a new chief executive and artistic director, since last year’s dramatic departure of director Peter Doroshenko.

 According to reports, Doroshenko left the gallery amid claims he did not live up to his promises to deliver an international programme of artistic excellence.

Interim chief executive Ivor Stolliday, previously chief executive of the Dartington Hall Trust in Devon before retiring last year, explains that the director’s role is being reconsi – dered as two separate positions – one focusing on the commer – cial side of the gallery, the other on artistic direction.

‘One of the things about the Baltic is that it has strong links with the region. Everyone is keen to see further develop – ment and stronger links with areas like design and fashion,’ says Stolliday.

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