Marcus Westbury is the CEO of Contemporary Arts Precincts that...
Marcus Westbury is the CEO of Contemporary Arts Precincts that is managing the redevelopment of the former Collingwood TAFE site into a new creative precinct. Prior to this Marcus has been a Author, ABC TV presenter, Festival Director and founder of Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia.
Penny Griggs has dedicated her career to the arts industry. Cu...
Penny Griggs has dedicated her career to the arts industry. Currently the General Manager of SALA (South Australian Living Artists Festival) she has enjoyed a diverse career having worked for some of Australia's flagship arts organisations including Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC), Adelaide Festival Centre and Carclew Youth Arts Centre. She has extensive experience working on Festivals including Adelaide Cabaret Festival, OzAsia Festival, Adelaide International Guitar Festival, Come Out Children’s Festival and the Adelaide Festival. She is also a registered Civil Celebrant.
June Mills is a well-known Darwin identity – a traditional own...
June Mills is a well-known Darwin identity – a traditional owner of Larrakia land, the country on which Darwin is built and the surrounding area. Best known as a singer songwriter, she recorded her debut album, I’ll Be The One, in 2005 and was awarded Female Musician of the Year at the Indigenous Music Awards. June is an accomplished visual artist who is known for her paintings and public art projects. She works actively with youth to inspire creativity while also teaching cultural significance.
Danijela Krha Purssey
Danijela Krha Purssey is an entrepreneur and the Editor-in-Chi...
Danijela Krha Purssey
Danijela Krha Purssey is an entrepreneur and the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Australian based international new contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. She is deeply passionate and committed to her vision to help shift the paradigm in the global contemporary arts industry regarding what is defined and accepted as contemporary art. Danijela has given artists and photographers, many of whose work is not widely accepted by the fine art establishment, a voice, a platform, and a tribe. Danijela has forged global connections with artists, collectors, gallery owners and their communities to further her vision for the new contemporary art scene and to help galleries and creatives thrive. In late 2016 Danijela was awarded the prestigious AMP Foundation ‘Tomorrow Makers’ Award, and grant funding to expand Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
Glenn Iseger-Pilkington is a Wadjarri, Nhanda and Nyoongar man...
Glenn Iseger-Pilkington is a Wadjarri, Nhanda and Nyoongar man and a member of a Dutch and Scottish migrant family. He spent the first half of his life living in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and has since 1994 lived on Nyoongar Country in the South West corner of Western Australia and currently resides in Perth. Glenn undertook his formal art training at the School of Contemporary Art, Edith Cowan University, majoring in Printmaking.
Glenn currently holds the position of William and Margaret Geary Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Material Culture, South Australian Museum and is currently curating the major exhibition ‘Ngurra: Home in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands’ with Ngaanyatjarra communities of the Western Desert. From 2014 to 2016, Glenn was the Curator Content Development, New Museum Project and the Western Australian Museum and from 2007 until 2014 he held the position of Associate Curator of Indigenous Objects and Photography at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
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Jimmy Twin is a Melbourne-based writer and artist who is activ...
Jimmy Twin is a Melbourne-based writer and artist who is active in organising and curating visual arts events primarily to promote and support LGBTIQ art and artists. Jimmy currently works in the field of research communication and translation at Monash University and holds a PhD in Microbiology and a Master of Journalism degree.
Over the past year Jimmy curated events including Clifford Chance’s Pride Art 2017 Sydney exhibition, Queer Art Prize Australia, and an online art fundraiser through his Cartooning with Pride initiative. This initiative focussed upon sharing images of love and support for the LGBTIQ community, and raising important funds for the information and crisis counselling service Switchboard Victoria, following from his successful art fundraiser for the organisation in 2015. Jimmy is a reporter and cartoonist for the LGBTIQ radio station JOY94.9’s video game website Checkpoint, and was part of the Midsumma Festival’s visual arts committee from 2011-2014.
Jimmy won the 2017 Laird Hotel’s ‘Men on Men’ art exhibition which comprises works by male artists to examine the concept of masculinity. Based on his work volunteering for the Melbourne LGBTIQ community he has also been listed as a finalist in the 2017 GLOBE (Gay and Lesbian Organisation for Business Excellence) awards for Volunteer of the Year. Currently Jimmy is writing a book on LGBTIQ art in Australia, and is developing his digital comic strip Frankie, about the dating misadventures of a gay zombie, into a comic book series.
Katie Spain is the glitter-wearing editor of Fritz Magazine. S...
Katie Spain is the glitter-wearing editor of Fritz Magazine. She also writes for Wine Business Magazine Australia, national travel magazine GDAY Mag, is the former editor of Broadsheet Adelaide, and restaurant reviewer for the Gourmet Traveller 2017 Food Guide. She cut her keyboard-tapping teeth in London, dabbled in radio in Sydney, before returning to Adelaide where she found true love in the shape of a little vintage caravan called Charlie. She is a bowerbird at heart, has an addiction to buying art, loves colour, and artists who make the world a brighter place.
Gina Ciancio is an interior stylist and the editor behind Styl...
Gina Ciancio is an interior stylist and the editor behind Style Curator, an award-winning home and interiors blog where you’ll find loads of design inspiration, DIY projects for the home, interviews with designers and upcoming artists, latest products for your home and lots of other stylish news.
Gina Liano is a Criminal Barrister, a qualified Art Curator an...
Gina Liano is a Criminal Barrister, a qualified Art Curator and mother of two. Gina is also part of a fashion dynasty she helped to build; renowned Australian designers Bettina Liano and TL Wood are her sisters. Having launched her autobiography and a shoe line, this busy barrister has somehow managed to find the time to develop a new perfume range, star in the Real Housewives of Melbourne, appear on the long-running serial Neighbours and be a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. Gina is also an Ambassador for the Cancer Council of Victoria, a position she holds dearly due to her own battle with the disease.
Christabel Harvey has over ten years’ experience in arts fundi...
Christabel Harvey has over ten years’ experience in arts funding. Since joining Creative Victoria, Christabel has worked across various programs in support of the independent arts sector. Before joining Creative Victoria, Christabel worked at Craft Victoria and prior to this, she spent over decade in the UK working at several commercial galleries and international arts institutions including Asia House London and the education departments of Christie’s, Sotheby’s and The British Museum.
Edward is Bluethumb’s Co-Founder and Managing Director. Growin...
Edward is Bluethumb’s Co-Founder and Managing Director. Growing up in an artistic and entrepreneurial household spurred Edward and his brother George to found Australia’s most successful and largest online art marketplace. A passionate art lover and collector, Edward's mission is to get art out of studios and onto walls by connecting Australia’s artists with collectors.
Freddy is Bluethumb's PR & Communications Manager, as well as ...
Freddy is Bluethumb's PR & Communications Manager, as well as an arts writer and part of the curatorial team. He writes articles for many online publications, is the editor of the Bluethumb blog, coordinates pop-up art shows and passionately promotes Bluethumb and our artists. Freddy leads Bluethumb’s Indigenous art centre initiative, which has seen him travel across Australia meeting artists, curators and art centre teams at exhibitions, award ceremonies, symposiums, art fairs, and remote communities. Freddy is also one of Bluethumb’s best customers.