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Euan Upston, Director, Central Police Station Compound

 

Euan Upston is the Director of CPS, a position he took up in June 2014, and is responsible for guiding the development of the Central Police Station compound to become a leading cultural destination in Hong Kong.  He oversees management and maintenance of the site, develops and coordinates site-wide activities involving various not-for-profit and commercial operators, and develops long term partnerships with key stakeholders of the project.

 

Prior to this role, Euan has more than 30 years of experience in art venue administration, including senior roles in the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) of Australia and the Sydney Biennale, managing a theatre company, an art administration and project consultancy and a production academy.  

 

One of Euan’s achievements is the planning and execution of the refurbishment of the MCA building (an Art Deco-style heritage building formerly accommodating the Maritime Services Board on the western edge of Circular Quay, Sydney) and a 50,000 square-foot extension to house galleries, education centres, a cafe, a theatre and a new access.

 

In these and other roles, Euan worked closely with curatorial and programming teams and has good understanding and appreciation of artistic vision and curatorial programming. He also worked with multiple stakeholders including the federal, state and municipal governments in Australia, funders, service providers and contractors.

 

Euan was educated in New Zealand, obtaining a teaching degree majoring in Drama and English at Wellington Teachers College.