Appointment of Executive Curator

Inaugural Executive Curator – Lyon Housemuseum Galleries

Posted on 11/07/2018

The Lyon Foundation has announced the appointment of Fleur Watson as Executive Curator of its new public museum, the Lyon Housemuseum Galleries.

Fleur Watson brings an enormous depth of creative experience to the Housemuseum's new enterprise.  As one of Australia's most respected curators, Fleur brings an outlook that is multidisciplinary, collaborative and shaped by an engagement with contemporary culture. Her background as a design editor and author further underwrites her valuable contribution to Australia's creative culture.

In announcing the appointment, founding patron Corbett Lyon said, 'We are very excited to be working with Fleur Watson on plans for the new public gallery which will foster experimentation, ideas and conversations across disciplines – between artists, architects, designers and the public and will add to our city's cultural life.'

Fleur Watson (PhD) is a former editor of Monument magazine and former curator at RMIT Design Hub. Watson has co-curated a diverse range of exhibitions for Design Hub including Las Vegas Studio (2014); The Future Is Here (2015); Occupied (2016), High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion (2016), David Thomas: Colouring Impermanence (2017) and Experimental Jetset: Superstructure (2018). She has also curated the cultural programs for the State of Design Festival (2008/2009), Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific (2010) and is a co-founder of Pin-up Architecture & Design Project Space (2011-2014). Fleur is currently completing a new publication on curating architecture and design for London-based publisher Routledge, due for release in early 2019.