Virginia Miltrup is owner and managing partner of boutique business transformation consultancy, innovate 2 transform. She brings to spaced experience in engaging with regional communities and aligning business design and governance to commercial, market and consumer realities.
Virginia is also a Non Executive Director of Mosaic, a multi-disciplinary service provider providing services to people with an intellectual and/or physical disability. Formerly she was the Chairman of Emergen Inc, an online interactive community engaging emerging young leaders across Australia.
Virginia has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Dr. Marco Marcon was born in Italy and migrated to Australia in 1985. He was awarded degrees by the University of Rome, Murdoch University and a PhD by the University of New South Wales. In Italy Marcon co-founded Murales, one of Rome’s leading contemporary jazz venues, and worked as a writer-producer of cultural programs for the Italian Broadcasting Corporation (RAI). In Australia Marcon edited Praxis M, the now defunct Western Australian journal of contemporary art, and taught at several universities. In 1998 Marcon co-founded the International Art Space (formerly known as IASKA), an organisation which he has been managing ever since. In 2009 he created spaced, an international event of socially engaged art involving the participation of regional and rural communities throughout Western Australia. Marcon has also curated several large exhibitions, given papers at national and international conferences and published over 110 essays and articles in journals, books and catalogues. He has recently completed a manuscript analysing the relationship between the ideas of aesthetics and community in contemporary art which is due for publication in late 2014. In 2013 he was awarded the prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.
Hannah Mathews is a Melbourne-based curator with a particular interest in the lineage of conceptual art and performative modes of practice. She graduated with a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne in 2002 and has worked in curatorial positions at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2005-07); Monash University Museum of Art (2005); Next Wave Festival (2003-04); The South Project (2003-04); Vizard Foundation Art Collection, the Ian Potter Museum of Art (2002); and the Biennale of Sydney (2000-02). Hannah has curated a number of institutional and independent exhibitions, including Rhys Lee: Capitol Hill Rooting King, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne (2003), Drawn Out: a drawing project, PICA (2005); Winners are Grinners, Artshouse, Melbourne (2006); Old skool (never lose that feeling), PICA (2007); Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2008); Linden1968, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne (2008); Johanna Billing: Tiny Movements, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2009); and NEW11, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. She has completed curatorial residencies in New York, Berlin, Tokyo and Venice, and in early 2008 moved to Melbourne to undertake freelance curatorial work, including an ongoing role as an associate curator with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Her most recent exhibitions include, Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art which launched the Melbourne International Arts Festival’s Visual Arts Program in 2011 and Action/Response, a two night cross-disciplinary program for Dance Massive 2013.
Matt is a director of niche services firm operating in Perth which provides project support to oil & gas and mining operators. He has focused his professional life in the area of building large social and economic assets for governments and the private sector. Projects have included hospitals, prisons, coal mines, gas plants, roads and rail lines. The most enjoyable part of working on these projects, for Matt, is building the artwork content. In some cases, this has been substantial. His personal interests are in the arts which besides his role for International Art Space and the spaced program include being an avid art collector (or should that be hoarder?)
Originally from Canada, Marnie Badham is an artist-researcher exploring representational practice (policy, art, research) with marginalized communities. Her practice-led research interests include: the politics of cultural measurement, new collaborative forms of contemporary art, and creative and participatory research methods. Marnie lectures in the Masters of Community Cultural Development at Centre for Cultural Partnerships, University of Melbourne. Marnie leads a research project on Culture and Development in Indonesia on culture, development and evaluation and collaborates on research grants in Canada on the role of the artist-researcher. She publishes and presents her research extensively, while maintaining an active art practice through residencies, exhibitions and other community-based collaborations.
Erin is a curator and artist working across drawing, 3D and screen-based media and her work has been included in both gallery exhibitions and film festivals. Her artwork was recently shown in a major solo exhibition Kinesphere at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). This was the result of the Catalyst: Katherine Hannay Commission for the Visual Arts and included the publishing of an artist monograph. Erin has curated several exhibitions, including the co-production between Fremantle Arts Centre and Martumili Artists We don’t need a map: a Martu experience of the Western Desert, currently touring national regional galleries. Erin holds a Masters degree in Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia and has lectured in studio arts, art history and architecture at the University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University. She is an avid rock climber and comes from a family obsessed with the ocean.
Sarah has recently joined the City of Perth as the Arts & Cultural Sponsorship Officer, responsible for the City’s Arts & Cultural Sponsorship Program. Formerly Sarah worked with the Australian Government in the Indigenous Culture Branch of the Ministry for the Arts and has broad experience developing strategic partnerships with government and non-government agencies, and providing key advice to Arts and Culture stakeholders in relation to Australian Government Indigenous Arts and Culture investments. Her work in the not-for-profit and the government sector throughout WA has included strategy development in both the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry sector and Indigenous Culture and Language programs.
Sarah studied Production and Design at WAAPA before undertaking studies in Community Development at Murdoch University. Sarah is passionate about community cultural development and is the Executive Director of community arts organisation Heron Arts.