MARK FEARY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


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CHRISTINE TIPTON, DIRECTOR - BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS

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Christine Tipton is a strategic business manager with focused experience in organisational strategy, financial management, 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 Strategy and Operations Management Consultant for Deloitte.


SHAE NAGORCKA, EXHIBITIONS & STUDIO MANAGER


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. 


SIOBHAN SLOPER, GALLERY & ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR


Siobhan is an Arts Administrator and freelance curator in 
Melbourne. Siobhan has worked and volunteered with a number of visual art organisations both commercial and not-for-profit including Bus Projects, Spring 1883, Sutton Gallery and Melbourne Art Fair. She has a Masters of Art Curatorship from The University of Melbourne.


ANADOR WALSH, DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Anador Walsh is a writer based in Melbourne. Anador holds a Bachelor in Communications (Creative Writing) with a minor in Journalism from the University of Technology, Sydney, and from 2015 through early 2017 was the editor, curator and founder of Apathetic Journal, a biannual journal and exhibition purposed with exhibiting emerging Australian artists and creatives. Anador has a breadth of experience working and interning in a variety of arts organisations, both commercial and not-for-profit including China Heights Gallery, Sydney and Alaska Projects, Sydney. Anador's main areas of interest are the arts and community engagement and development.


CHIARA SCAFIDI, GALLERY ASSISTANT

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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, CHAIR OF THE BOARD


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, DEPUTY CHAIR OF THE BOARD

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 THOMSON, TREASURER/SECRETARY OF THE BOARD

Gordon is a partner in PwC’s Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Group, and is also a member of PwC’s Global accounting technical team. Gordon specialises in working with clients across a range of industries advising on accounting and financial reporting best practice. Prior to joining the Accounting Advisory Group, Gordon was a Director in PwC’s Assurance Group which has provided him a strong background in corporate governance, financial controls, and audit. Gordon specialises 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.  


DOUG HALL, BOARD MEMBER

Doug Hall AM is a writer, critic and curator. He was director of the Queensland Art Gallery/GOMA from 1987 through 2007, where he began the Asia Pacific Triennials and initiated the Gallery of Modern Art and oversaw its development and opening in 2006. He was the Australian Commissioner for the Venice Biennale in 2009 and 2011, and continues to hold academic and other roles both in Australia and abroad.

Photograph courtesy Georgia Metaxas.

 


JON CAMPBELL, BOARD MEMBER

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, BOARD MEMBER

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.

 


NICK EDWARDS, BOARD MEMBER

Nick has 35 years’ experience in the  Australian financial and capital markets with the past 22 years at Macquarie Bank. He, with his wife Amanda Hall, have been strong supporters and advocates for the  art community in Melbourne over many years and have an extensive collection of works by young emerging and contemporary Melbourne  painters. Nick has been on the Macquarie Bank Art acquisition committee for the past 12 years. In 2016, he retired after 5 year on the Board of The Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University.

 


NORIKO NAKAMURA, BOARD MEMBER, STUDIO ARTIST REPRESENTATIVE

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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MARK SHORTER - BOARD MEMBER, STUDIO ARTIST REPRESENTATIVE

Mark Shorter studied at the National Art School, Sydney and the Sydney College of the Arts where he completed a PhD in Visual Arts. He has exhibited internationally and throughout Australia. Significant exhibitions and performances include: 6m of Plinth, Artspace, Sydney 2016; Mapping La Mancha, The Physics Room, New Zealand 2015; The Groker, Plato’s Cave, EIDEA House 2015, New York; 50 Ways to Kill Renny Kodgers, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart, 2014; Acts of Exposure, a survey of his Schleimgurgeln performance and video series, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 2013; and Renny Kodgers LIVE with Pee Pee, presented as part of the Biennale of Sydney’s [email protected], 2010. From 2010 to 2012 he was the host of The Renny Kodgers Quiz Hour on Sydney radio station FBi 94.5FM. He currently lectures in Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the Victoria College of the Arts. For more information click here


GERTRUDE CONTEMPORARY VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEERS

Lilith Aleatha, Fiona Cassar, Erin Hallyburton, Rory Lynch-Wells, Georgina Farley, Indra Haas, Elizabeth Berry, Vanessa Kambouropoulos, Shelbie Lloyd, Kari McInneny-McRae, Kara Rodski, Isabel Woolcott, Emma Woodams-Bertozzi, Anatol Pitt, Sam Steinhauer, Gussie Vinall Richardson, Bertha Putri, Mary Henkel, Katelin Ridley, Belle Murray, Elizabeth Hosking, Cristal Johnson, Mairin Angel, Liberty Pollock, Amber Martin, Anabel Mason, Tishya Desai, Kana Miyazawa, Isabelle McKenna, Gillian Lever and Daniel Gardeazabal (Photography volunteer).