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.
Laura has worked and volunteered at various visual arts organisations including Heide Museum of Art, The Ian Potter Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Victoria. Laura is also currently working as a Project Officer for Tracey Moffatt's solo exhibition in the Australian Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts (History and Creative Writing; Bachelor of Arts, Honours (Creative Writing) and a Master of Arts and Cultural Management from the University of Melbourne.
Jacqueline has worked and volunteered in the visual arts at organisations including Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne Festival and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Jacqueline is a current board member of Chapter House Lane Gallery and is completing a Master of Arts and Cultural Management at the University of Melbourne.
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.
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.
Doug Hall AM is Associate Professor and Honorary Principal Fellow, Australian Institute of Art History, University of Melbourne and 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.
Photograph courtesy Georgia Metaxas.
Michael Buxton’s background is in real estate development. He commenced his property career in the family real estate business of J. R. Buxton until 1980, when he became a founding partner of Becton until 1994. In 1995 he founded MAB Corporation with his brother Andrew. Michael has an extensive collection of Contemporary Australian Art, and is a noted supporter of artists along with his wife Janet. He is a Life Governor of the NGV, an Individual Founder Benefactor of the Queensland Art Gallery, a Leading Patron of the MTC, Chair of Futurefish Foundation and Halcyon Senior Citizens Retirement Village. He set up The Michael and Janet Buxton Foundation which assists a variety of philanthrophic organisations each year.
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.
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.
Nik Pantazopoulos completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts Photography at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne in 1998, Honours Sculpture RMIT, Masters of Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London in 2007, and a PhD at Monash University, Melbourne in 2013. Pantazopoulos is currently a lecturer in Photography in the Print Imaging Practice studio area at RMIT University, Melbourne and a current studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary. Pantazopoulos’ practice is a study in the materiality of photography, sculpture and spatial practice.
Pantazopoulos’s most recent projects include; These Economies, Sydney Contemporary, Sydney 2015; Boutique Politics, Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2015. To view his Studio Artist page click here.
Brooke Babington graduated with a BFA from the VCA in 2010, and a BA (Art History and Curatorship. Hons) from the ANU in 2006. Since graduating, she has presented numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia and abroad. Brooke's practice has variously incorporated painting, sculpture, writing and curating. From 2013 to 2014 Brooke was the Director of Slopes, a twelve-month, not-for-profit project space in Melbourne with Melissa Loughnan and Helen Hughes. She is a current Studio Artist at Gertrude Contemporary. To view Brooke's Studio Artist page click here.