Alistair Hudson.

Alistair Hudson Appointed Director of Whitworth and Manchester Art Galleries

The University of Manchester and Manchester City Council have announced that Alistair Hudson, currently the director of the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, was named director of Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth. Alistair succeeds Maria Balshaw, who left to become director of Tate earlier this year. He will assume his responsibilities in 2018.

“Maria Balshaw and her teams have established both institutions at the forefront of the democratization of art, working for all of society,” Hudson said. “I look forward to driving this mission forward and working across the region on projects that have real impact in people’s lives.”

Prior to joining the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Hudson was deputy director of Grizedale Arts from 2004 to 2014. Previously, he worked at the Government Art Collection as a projects curator from 2000 to 2004 and at the Anthony d’Offay Gallery in London.