Mark Feary has worked within the visual art sector for twenty years in a range of contemporary art centres, universities, museums and 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 support 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.
Tracy is Secretary to the Gertrude Board.
Exhibition and Studios Coordinator
Ian Bunyi is an art technician and archivist based in Melbourne. He has a Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) and a Diploma of Product Design from RMIT University. Ian has previously worked in collections management, installation/de-installation and administration roles at Centre for Contemporary Photography, Benalla Art Gallery, RMIT Gallery, RMIT Design Hub Gallery and RMIT Design Archives.
Brigit Ryan is a sculptor, educator and exhibition producer working in contemporary art and design. She holds a Master of Fine Art (Visual Art) and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Design from RMIT University. Brigit is passionate about inclusion and access in the arts and building sustainable creative communties. She is a current member of the TCB Gallery Board. She has worked in lecturing, programming, producing, editorial assisting and communications roles for organisations including the Victorian College of the Arts (The University of Melbourne); Art + Australia; Melbourne Fringe; and Midsumma Festival.
Gallery and Education Manager
Sharon Flynn is an arts worker and communications specialist with experience working for businesses and contemporary art organisations (both commercial and non-profit models). Qualifications include a Master of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), where Flynn has held professional services and casual academic roles. Flynn's experience as both a creative and a communications professional includes working with organisations in NSW and VIC including Kaldor Art Space for Kaldor Public Arts Project 30 (Marina Abramović), aMBUSH gallery, Goethe Institut, The Lifted Brow, Edmund Pearce Gallery, Artman Gallery, Liquid Architecture and the collaboration The Lifted Brow X Dark MOFO.
Curator in Residence
Amelia Winata is a Naarm/Melbourne based writer and curator. She is a founding editor of Memo Review and an editor of Index, a peer-reviewed art history journal out of the University of Melbourne. In recent years, Amelia has been a contributor to The Saturday Paper, Artforum and Art Monthly Australasia, and has written for leading institutions including the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). She was previously recipient of the Next Wave x West Space curatorial co-commission and the Australia Council for the Arts Venice Biennale professional development program. Amelia is currently completing a PhD in Art History at the University of Melbourne, with her focus on the German artist Charlotte Posenenske (1930–1985).
Callum Morton is an artist, Professor of Fine Art at MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) Melbourne and Director of Monash Art Projects. He has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 1987, including solo shows at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (1999), the MCA in Sydney (2003), The Indian Triennale in New Delhi (2004) and ACCA in Melbourne (2005). Morton represented Australia at the Venice Biennale in 2007 with his work Valhalla. His public projects include Hotel (2008) on the Eastlink freeway in Melbourne, the permanent pavilion Grotto (2009) for the Fundament Foundation in Tilburg, the Netherlands, Silverscreen (2011) for the new location of MUMA in Melbourne in 2010 and Monument Park in Melbourne’s Docklands (2014). In 2011 Morton’s work was the subject of a retrospective at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and in 2014 he participated in the 19th Sydney Biennale, Imagine What You Desire. In 2017 he completed the outdoor work Sisyphus in Silkeborg, Denmark for the European Capital of Culture and in 2019 was included in the show Down Under at PAC in Milan. He has designed for theatre a number of occasions including for productions of Other Desert Cities (2013) and Endgame (2015) for the MTC, Ranter’s Theatre production of Come Away with Me to the End of the World (2017) and the set for Chunky Move’s major production ‘Yung Lung.’ (2021). He is currently completing multiple public commissions internationally and nationally.
Su Baker is an artist, a highly respected arts leader and cultural advocate. Long versed in the arts sector as a mentor, lecturer and for many years Head of the School of Art at the Victorian College of the Arts. Her current roles are Pro Vice Chancellor Community and Cultural Partnerships at the University of Melbourne; and Director of the Centre of Visual Arts at the VCA, which she instigated as an initiative to bring connectivity across various departments of the University of Melbourne. In addition to these roles, she is Trustee of the NGV and Chair of the Australian Tapestry Workshop.
Bianca is a Partner in PwC's Deals team, specialising in valuations. She works with her clients to assess the value implications of business decisions and to prepare valuations for financial statement and regulatory purposes. Bianca has more than 13 years' of corporate finance experience with PwC and has worked extensively in Australia and Switzerland. Bianca is passionate about creative expression and encouraging diversity of thought.
Kim Brockett has been involved in the arts for over 15 years as a fundraiser, curator, writer and supporter. She is currently Development Manager, Melbourne Law School and the Faculty of Business and Economics, at the University of Melbourne. Prior to that, Kim has held fundraising positions at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Malthouse Theatre. She is also on the Board of un Projects, an independent platform for art writing and was previously Deputy Chair at artist-run organisation Bus Projects between 2011 and 2019. Kim holds a Master of Art Curatorship and a Bachelor of Arts (Art History & Cinema Studies) from the University of Melbourne.
Yhonnie Scarce belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples, South Australia. Yhonnie’s interdiscip linary 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. Exhibitions in 2022 include The Near Breeder, IKON Gallery Birmingham, Shadow Creeper, exhibited at Palais de Tokyo and acquired by the Foundation Opale (Lens, Switzerland), Aichi Triennale (Japan), Remember Royalty (2018) in ‘A Year In Art: Australia 1992’ at the Tate, London, Missile Park (2021), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2021), Institute of Modern Art (2021) and Gropius Bau, Berlin (2022). Recent exhibitions include Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2021, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Sante Fe, USA, 2021, 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.
Studio Artist Representative
Ruth Höflich’s lens-based practice is grounded in moving image and photography, often in interrelated configurations. She also regularly makes work through collaboration and expanded forms of artists’ publishing. Interested in sub-visible logics of sense, her work engages processes of form-finding at different registers of scale from atmosphere to thought. Beginning with the photograph as the daily imprint of energy and information flows, it spans film, installation and occasional lecturer performances in presentation.