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.
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, Melbourne Art Fair and Loop Project Space and Bar.
Steven Stewart brings more than a decade of visual art experience owning and operating commercial galleries in New York City, with a focus on emerging artists and new programs.
Steven has worked with a number of visual arts organizations including Neon Parc, Melbourne; Artist Space, NYC; Bellwether Gallery, NYC; Alexander and Bonin, NYC; FREIGHT + VOLUME, NYC; Sue Scott Gallery, NYC; and KANSAS, NYC. He has also worked as a private dealer and advisor as well as independent curator. Steven relocated from New York to Melbourne with his family in 2018.
Joshua Edward is an artist based in Birraranga (Melbourne). Joshua completed their undergraduate in Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2018. The artist’s practice spans mediums of sculpture, installation, performance, photography and creative writing. Joshua adopts a vast range of materials and process that employ new technologies and fabrication systems, in efforts to achieve a nuanced materiality that operates both poetically and politically.
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.
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.
Kate Daw is an artist and academic based in Melbourne. Her conceptually based practice considers cultural norms, history, authorship and language. Daw’s work often engages with the broader community, and involves collaborating with artists, writers and designers; often with fellow artist Stewart Russell. Daw is currently Head of Painting at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, where she completed her PhD in Philosophy. She has participated in many exhibitions, including most recently Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2016); You Imagine What You Desire: 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014); Melbourne NOW at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013-14); The India Art Fair (2013), and The Between Space, a major solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth in 2006. Daw has been the recipient of many grants and awards including The Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship and New Work grants from the Australia Council and Creative Victoria. Daw has been a member of the Visual Art and Craft Board of the Australia Council (2011-2013) and Board Member and Chair of Next Wave Festival (2003-2006). She is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.
Spiros Panigirakis is interested in how presentational devices, furniture and organisational frameworks influence the construction of meaning, form and sociability. He often works with groups in both a curatorial and collaborative capacity to address the sited conditions of art. He was part of the founding committee of the artist-run initiative CLUBSproject. Recent projects include Opening (2016) for Support Materials, Soft Furnishings at RMIT Project Space; Scarecrow (2015) for Treatment at the Western Treatment Plant; Moorabbin (2014) for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture; Australian Studies (2014) with Fiona Macdonald for Cross Arts Projects, Sydney; Garden States (2013) for Melbourne Now at the NGV. He recently co-curated If people powered radio: 40 years of 3CR (2016) with Helen Hughes at Gertrude Contemporary and raft (2013) at Craft Victoria. He has written for UN magazine, Enjoy journal and the practices of Shannon Lyons, Andrew Atchison, Fiona Macdonald, Fiona Abicare and Bianca Hester. Panigirakis is the coordinator of the Visual Arts program at MADA - the Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, Monash University. He is represented by Sarah Scout presents.
Esther Stewart is a Melbourne based contemporary artist who creates paintings and sculptures using geometric designs derived from the architecture and domestic interiors of vernacular suburban houses. Stewart uses these and other references from display homes, pop-up books, theatre sets and dolls houses to create a personalised, abstract language. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Sculpture and Spatial Practice from the Victorian College of the Arts and has a Masters in Cultural Arts Management from the University of Melbourne.
Esther Stewart has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including grants from Arts Victoria and the Australia Council, and a residency at Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne. In 2016, Stewart was awarded the Sulman Painting Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and in 2017 was a participant at the prestigious Skowhegan school of painting and sculpture summer program in Maine, America.
Stewart has exhibited extensively, including at the Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery in Sydney, the Art Copenhagen Art Fair, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and the Heide Museum of Art.
Lilith Silva, Annie Song, Alex Lawrence, Fiona Cassar, Rory Lynch-Wells, Shelbie Lloyd, Kari McInneny-McRae, Mary Henkel, Jacinda Renae Carey, Cristal Johnson,Mairin Angel, Liberty Pollock, Amber Martin, Julia Pendergast, Anabel Mason, Tishya Desai, Gillian Lever, Niall Gormley, Rachel Holland, Time Ober, Kara Rodski, Erin Hallyburton, Clara Murphy, Elizabeth Hosking, Lucina Kirkby, Kathy Pappas, Billy Coulthurst, Elanor McCooey, Maddie Suggs, Bella Charlwood, Bertha Putri, Josh Edward and Daniel Gardeazabal (Photography volunteer).