Welcome Tabatha Watson

Homer Watson House Foundation announces the appointment of Tabatha Watson as the Director & Curator 

 

Kitchener, ON – The Board of Directors of Homer Watson House & Gallery (HWHG) have hired Tabatha Watson to take on the role of Director/Curator.  HWHG is the former home of Homer Watson, the first Canadian born artist to be recognized in Europe and the U.S. HWHG has remained an art gallery, museum and art school since the passing of Homer Watson in 1936. 

Ms. Watson (no known relation to Homer Watson) was most recently employed as Senior House Steward at Wimpole Estate, National Trust, in Cambridgeshire, UK. In this role, she coordinated exhibitions and cared for the historic buildings and collections on the Estate. Prior to joining the Trust, Ms. Watson worked at several museums and galleries including the National Maritime Museum in London, the Royal Tyrell Museum in Alberta and the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives. 

In speaking about her new role at the Gallery, Ms. Watson says, “I’m delighted to be joining the team at Homer Watson House & Gallery, the site provides a unique opportunity for visitors to experience the history of Homer Watson, learn and develop new artistic skills and appreciate the artwork of contemporary artists.” When asked about the responsibility to represent the life and home of Homer Watson, she adds, “I’m looking forward to working with the Board and staff to develop this site into a cultural beacon within the community.” 

About Tabatha Watson:

Born in Ontario, she studied across Canada and U.K. Received her Honours BA, Archeology, Simon Fraser University and Master of Arts, Maritime Archeology, University of Southampton 

 

For interview inquiries contact:

Pierre Lemieux
Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator | Homer Watson House & Gallery

p. 519.748.4377 ext.224 |
efundraising@homerwatson.on.ca
whomerwatson.on.ca |

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