Sarah Munro awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours List
31 Dec 2022
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is delighted to congratulate Director Sarah Munro on being awarded an MBE for services to art in the New Year’s Honours list.
Sarah has curated and produced hundreds of artist projects, from exhibitions to major offsite commissions and festivals. She was a juror for the 2020 Turner Prize and selector of the British Pavilion for the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. Sarah is an external director of the Scottish Parliament’s think tank – Scottish Futures’ Forum, a Board member of Creative Scotland and interim chair of the newly formed Visual Arts Alliance. Sarah also holds a place as a civic co-commissioner for Gateshead Poverty Truth Commission.
Previous to Baltic, Sarah was Artistic Director of Tramway International Arts Centre and Head of Arts for Glasgow from 2008 to 2015. Before Glasgow, she was Director at the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, and started her cultural practice at Artlink, Edinburgh, where she was Projects Director.
Munro has overseen bringing Hew Locke’s powerful Tate Britain installation The Procession outside of London to Baltic in Gateshead when it opens in February. In Spring 2023 it is expected that Baltic will receive its 9th million visitor since opening in July 2002.