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. 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.
Christine Tipton is a strategic business manager with focused experience in partnership development and capital project management in the arts and cultural sector. Prior to her work at Gertrude, Christine worked as Business and Grants Manager in the Collections, Research and Exhibitions Division at Museum Victoria, and as a Strategy and Operations Management Consultant for Deloitte.
Shae Nagorcka is a writer and curator based in Melbourne. Previously a board member and Gallery Manager at BLINDSIDE Gallery, Shae has curated exhibitions for Gertrude Contemporary, Next Wave Festival and BLINDSIDE Gallery as well having worked with organisations including Diane Tanzer Gallery and Mossgreen Gallery. Shae holds a Bachelor of Arts Hons majoring in Theory of Art and Design from Monash University.
Chiara Scafidi is a Masters of Art Curatorship student at the University of Melbourne. She is the editor of student run art journal .jpg and in 2016 co-curated, along with Helen Hughes, the exhibition Gordon Bennett: Moving Images held at Centre for Contemporary Photography.
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 a passionate collector of contemporary art and brings to the board the expertise and network that will assist in ensuring Gertrude Contemporary's housing needs continue to be met.
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.
Doug Hall AM is a widely published writer and critic. He was director of the Queensland Art Gallery/GOMA 1987-2007, where he began the Asia Pacific Triennials and initiated the Gallery of Modern Art and oversaw its development and opening 2006. He was the Australian Commissioner for the Venice Biennale in 2009 and 2011. He continues with academic and other roles in Australia and overseas.
Photograph courtesy Georgia Metaxas.
Fiona has over 20 years experience in financial services. During this time she has worked across the breadth of small to medium sized family businesses through to complex global corporations where she served in various executive positions including Chief Operating Officer for one of the key divisions. She is currently at the Myer Family Company where she works with new clients and drives the strategic marketing. Fiona has a strong sensibility for the arts and the challenges faced by charitable organisations. Fiona as a BEc(Hons) and M.Art History.
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.
Noriko Nakamura completed a Fine Art Foundation Diploma at Saint Martins College of the Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, before receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012. Nakamura experiments with the transformational potential of materials in order to explore the relationship that exists between humans and the material world. She has presented solo exhibitions at Sutton Projects, Melbourne; West Space, Melbourne; TCB art inc.,Melbourne. Her work has been exhibited at Aperto, Montpellier France; XYZ Collective, Tokyo; RM gallery, Auckland; Dog Park Art Project Space, Christchurch. She is currently a studio artist and the studio artist representative at Gertrude Contemporary and current sessional lecturer in the Painting Department at Victorian College of the Arts and a teaching associate in Fine Arts, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture at Monash University.
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