For Alana Coates, who's built a career at galleries and museums of all kinds, the role of a gallery at an art college is especially pivotal.
"The enhanced hands-on learning opportunities that a gallery provides as a platform of creative exploration is crucial for students to transition to successful creative careers outside of school," Coates says.
Coates, whose tenure at PCA&D began at the start of this academic year, comes to the College after filling a wide spectrum of roles in museums as well as commercial and academic galleries. The opportunity to help create, shape, and refine opportunities for students here, she says, was irresistible. She's drawn to the chance to spotlight creative perspectives that challenge, educate, and inspire students in their own work.Read More