Robin Metcalfe has been Director/Curator of Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, in Halifax, since 2004, and previously served as Curator of Contemporary Art at Museum London. His nationally touring exhibitions include Mi’kwite’tmn (Do You Remember), featuring Mi'kmaw artist Ursula Johnson (touring 2014-2019) and Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette (2014-15). A gay activist, writer and community historian in Halifax since the mid 1970s, he supported himself as a freelance art critic, curator and editor for 16 years, with publication credits in over 65 periodicals and 15 anthologies. In 2000 he was awarded the Evelyn Richardson Prize for Non-Fiction, for the book Studio Rally: Art & Craft of Nova Scotia (Goose Lane, 1999). Robin was the first President of the 1588 Barrington Building Preservation Society, founded in 2015 to restore and animate the "Khyber" building as a multi-disciplinary cultural and community centre. He is President of the Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization.