Mark Feary has worked within the visual art sector for fifteen years in a range of contemporary art centres, universities, museumsand artist-led initiatives, with an emphasis on contemporary art and almost exclusively within the not-for-profit sector.
Mark Feary has worked in curatorial and programming roles at Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney; Artspace, Sydney; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; and West Space, Melbourne.
Tracy Burgess is a passionate advocate for the visual arts and has extensive experience working in the not for profit sector, and in particular, in environments that supports both the production and presentation of art. With an in-depth knowledge of the contemporary art sector and strong national networks, Tracy brings to this role a commitment to supporting artists and connecting their work with public audiences, as well as strategic business and operational management skills garnered through the commercial sector. Previous roles have included General Manager of Wholefoods House, Sydney; Acting General Manager and Studio and Public Programs Coordinator at Artspace, Sydney; and Exhibition Assistant at the Biennale of Sydney. Born and raised in California, Tracy relocated to Australia in 2005. She has a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from the University of Sydney and Bachelor Degree in Art History, Criticism and Theory from the University of California, San Diego.
Siobhan is an arts administrator and independent curator. She has a Masters of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts/Visual Arts from Monash University. Siobhan has worked with a number of visual art organisations both commercial and not-for-profit including Bus Projects, Spring 1883, Sutton Gallery and Melbourne Art Fair. In 2017 and 2018 She was Contemporary Art Curator at Loop Project Space and Bar. In 2020 she was the Gertrude Contemporary Emerging Curator. She is a current Board Member at BLINDSIDE.
Tim Riley Walsh is a curator and art historian. Tim has previously worked in gallery management, communications, and programming roles at Milani Gallery, Brisbane; Camden Arts Centre, London; and the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Recent projects include the exhibition and publication On Fire: Climate and Crisis (2021, Institute of Modern Art) and edited volume Gordon Bennett: Selected Writings (2020, Power Publications and Griffith University Art Museum). Tim is also the Australia Desk Editor for ArtAsiaPacific, Hong Kong, and a previous contributor to Frieze, Art Monthly Australasia, Art + Australia, Eyeline, Apollo, OSMOS, Runway, and Artlink.
Kathy is an arts administrator, and is passionate about fostering diversity and inclusivity in the arts. She has a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Arts/Visual Art, majoring in Film and Television Studies, from Monash University. Kathy has previously worked and volunteered for a number of organisations, including West Space, Spring 1883, and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for the NGV Art Book Fair.
Kyp Bosci is managing director of Kalex, a Melbourne based property company specialising in design-led residential and commercial projects. In collaboration with Melbourne’s best creative talent, tradespeople and craftsmen, Kalex design for those who appreciate detail. Kyp is also a passionate collector of contemporary art.
Jane Hayman is a passionate supporter of the arts and a keen collector of contemporary art. With a background in events management Jane has worked with many organisations, including the Biennale of Sydney Events Committee and the MCRI Art for Science Committee, to broaden their support networks. Jane currently supports Biennale of Sydney, ACCA, NGV, and Gertrude Contemporary. Jane is currently a Director of both Hayman Design and STATION Gallery, Melbourne.
Gordon is a partner in PwC’s Accounting Advisory Group, and is also a member of PwC’s Global accounting technical team. He has over 20 years’ experience in accounting and finance and specializes in a range of industries with a particular focus on the Government and Not for Profit sectors. Gordon is passionate about the arts, with a particular interest in the visual arts.
Yhonnie Scarce belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples, South Australia.
Yhonnie’s interdisciplinary practice explores the political nature and aesthetic qualities of glass and photography. Her work often references the on-going effects of colonisation on Aboriginal people. Recent exhibitions include, 2020 Adelaide Biennial, South Australia, Paris Photo, Paris, France, Pavilion of Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy, Museum of London, Ontario, Canada. Previous international shows include the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India, 2018, 55th Venice Biennale collateral exhibition Personal Structures 2013, Venice, Galway Art Centre, Ireland 2016, Harvard Art Museum, Massachusetts 2016, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum, Virginia, USA 2012.
Ben has over 20 years experience working across media, communications and politics. Over that time he has led the communications functions at national government agencies such as headspace and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and developed narratives for organisations in the energy, transport, not-for-profit and sports sectors. He has advised leaders across all three tiers of government, having previously been the Chief of Staff to former State Government Minister Gavin Jennings (with responsibility for creative industries) and, more recently, Chief of Staff to Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp. In 2018 he founded leading storytelling and content agency Fireside.
Jon Campbell graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), RMIT, 1980-82 and a Graduate Diploma, VCA, 1984-85. He was a Gertrude studio artist, 1986-87 and held his first solo exhibition there in 1986. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally over the past 30 years. Recently Jon made a solo presentation at Art Basel Hong Kong, 2015 with Darren Knight Gallery and undertook the Australia Council Greene Street Studio residency, NYC 2015. He won the Basil Sellers Art Prize, 2012 and released his debut solo Vinyl LP in 2016. He has been teaching in art schools since 1987 and is currently a lecturer in the Painting Department, VCA, University of Melbourne. Jon is represented by Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.
James Nguyen is a Melbourne-based artist working with aninterdisciplinary practice. His output ranges from drawing, installation, video and performance. Often collaborating with family and friends, together they create work that examines the politics of art, self-representation and how these decolonising strategies can contribute to diasporic dialogues.