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.
Katherine Wilkinson is a Perth-based arts worker, writer and at times curator. She graduated with a BA, Fine Arts Honours from the University of Western Australia in 2010 where she specialised in contemporary arts practices focused on processes of participation and community engagement. Katherine currently holds the position of Program Manager at spaced, and has worked extensively as an arts coordinator on youth-based projects in both metropolitan and regional communities. Her previous curatorial projects include; an internship with the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); tour manager, spaced: art out of place (2012-14); curator of HERE&NOW13 in partnership with DADAA at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia (2013); Beyond the western edge, Regional Arts Australia Summit, Kalgoorlie (2014) and currently as a curatorial assistant for spaced 2: future recall, Western Australian Museum, Perth (2015).
Eric Sankey emigrated from Canada in 1971 and has since worked as a freelance bookkeeper/BAS agent to various arts companies and small businesses, and as a film production accountant. Eric is a former board member of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and is a current board member for Art on the Move and Stages. Eric enjoys kayaking, cycling, films and cake!