Executive Director Announced!
George Harris has been appointed Executive Director of Two Rivers Gallery. Harris has been a long-standing member of the Two Rivers Gallery team who has served as the Curator since 2001. Prior to his long tenure as curator at Two Rivers Gallery, he had been Director/Curator of the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery and Director/Curator of the Prince George Art Gallery during the planning stages for what would later become Two Rivers Gallery.
Harris holds a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Victoria and an MA from the University of East Anglia (Norwich). He is the Visual Arts Editor of Thimbleberry, a magazine for the arts in Northern BC. He has participated in several museum advisory groups and peer assessment panels and is a past board member of the International Council Of Museums (ICOM) Canada. In 2016 he won the BC Museums Association’s Distinguished Service Award.
Harris commented “I am thrilled to be able to continue working with Two Rivers Gallery, albeit in a new role, on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh. It has been such a pleasure to work with so many artists and members of our community over the years. Through art we can see the world differently, understand unfamiliar perspectives and the challenges of our time more deeply and effect positive change. As I shift to this new role, I reflect on the extraordinary team of people with whom I am fortunate to work. I look forward to continuing this journey with the staff and the Board of Directors of Two Rivers Gallery.”
[ID: Photo of George Harris.]