Glasgow International Names New Director

BY Katrina Kufer / Apr 15 2017 / 15:32 PM

Richard Parry will be at the helm of the Scottish biennial’s 2018 edition

Glasgow International Names New Director
Photography by Jonathan Lynch
Richard Parry

Following the two-edition run of Sarah McCrory, Richard Parry, curator and director at the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool, has been appointed the new director of the contemporary art biennial which will run from 20 April to 7 May 2018.

“I am thrilled and deeply honoured to be joining Glasgow International as its new director,” Parry said in a statement. “Glasgow has a contemporary art scene to rival that of any city in the world and Glasgow International has played an increasingly significant role since its inception over a decade ago.” Prior to taking the lead at the upcoming eighth edition, Parry was announced as the director of the new contemporary art gallery at Goldsmiths College in London, which will host its inaugural event in early 2018.

While details on the upcoming programme are due to be announced at a later date, the biennial will continue to provide an ambitious series of events including exhibitions, talks, performances and site-specific commissions across the city.

Glasgow International will run 20 April-7 May 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. For more information visit