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3 - UnnamedEmma Crimmings has worked as a filmmaker, a Producer for ABC TV Arts, a curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the Australian Centre for Photography, and most recently as Acting Director and Program Manager of Cultural Affairs at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC


1 - UnnamedJacqueline has worked on a number of exhibition and cultural exchange projects nationally and internationally, both in her current role at Gertrude Contemporary and at the Barbican Centre in London. She has held internships at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Art Institute of Chicago; Camden Art Centre, London  and Chisenhale Gallery, London. She has written for publications such as Australian  Art Collector and Art Review (London). Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Michigan, and undertook the Art History, Theory and Criticism Master’s program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1992-  1994.


1 - UnnamedEmily has been curating for the past nine years in an institutional, free-lance and artist run context, throughout the Asia Pacific region and in Europe. She previously worked at the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington as Exhibitions and Public Programmes  Manager, and before that as Co-Founder and Co-Director of Conical ARI, Melbourne.  In 2005 Emily managed the New Zealand Pavilion at the Venice Biennial, and in 2003 she undertook a curatorial internship at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. Emily writes frequently for artist's catalogues and periodicals including Frieze, Art Asia Pacific, Art and Australia and Kaleidoscope magazine.  Emily holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of  Fine Arts, Auckland University, NZ. and an MA Art Curatorship from The University of Melbourne.  


Helen Hughes is co-founder and co-editor of the Melbourne-based contemporary art journal Discipline (with Nicholas Croggon and David Homewood), and was an editor of the peer-reviewed online journal emaj - Electronic Melbourne Art Journal (2012–2014). She has taught art history and theory at the University of Melbourne, and in the Critical and Theoretical Studies department at the Victorian College of the Arts. She is also a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Melbourne. Since 2009, she has been a chairperson with David Homewood and Nicholas Croggon of the postgraduate Modern and Contemporary Art Reading Group at the University of Melbourne. Helen was the student representative on the Board of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne between 2012 and 2013.

In April 2013, Helen established and has since organised the Gertrude Contemporary–Discipline monthly contemporary art lecture series with Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne. Helen was the Lecture and Forum Coordinator for the 2012 Melbourne Art Fair, assistant curator at Utopian Slumps between 2009 and 2011, sub-editor of un Magazine Vol. 4 in 2010, a research assistant for the exhibition and book Cubism and Australian Art (Lesley Harding and Sue Cramer, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2009) between 2007 and 2009, and participated in the 2009 Gertrude Contemporary andArt & Australia Emerging Writers Program. Helen has written for publications such as frieze, Broadsheet, Art and Australia, Eyeline, un Magazine, Dissect, and Discipline. In 2013, Helen co-edited with Amelia Barikin the anthology Making Worlds: Art and Science Fiction and with Nicholas Croggon, Impresario: Paul Taylor, the Melbourne Years, 1981–1984.



1 - UnnamedShae Nagorcka is a writer and curator based in Melbourne. Currently a board member at Blindside Gallery, Shae has curated exhibitions for Gertrude Contemporary, Next Wave Festival and Blindside Gallery as well having assisted with installations for Dianne Tanzer Gallery and Mossgreen Gallery. Catalogue and writing contributions cover artists including Vincent Fantuazzo, Drew Pettifer and Dan Smith as well as for Gertrude Contemporary's 21:100:100 project and Short Play zine volume 1. Shae holds a Bachelor of Arts Hons majoring in Theory of Art and Design from Monash University.  



1 - UnnamedDeb has been working in education for over twelve years, teaching at secondary, tertiary and vocational level. She is a member of the art collective DAMP and practices architecture, working on projects both locally and abroad. 
Deb holds a degree in a Bachelor of Fine Art, Monash University, Bachelor of Architectural Design, RMIT, a Masters of Architecture, RMIT and a Graduate Diploma of Education, The University of Melbourne.


1 - UnnamedMandy Fox joined the board in April 2008.  Mandy has an Arts/Law degree from Monash University.  She worked briefly as a solicitor and a Judge’s Associate before going to the Bar in 1997.  Mandy has worked in Melbourne as a barrister for nearly 13 years, specialising in criminal law



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Fiona has over 20 years experience in financial services. During this time she has worked across the breadth of small to medium sized family businesses through to complex global corporations where she served in various executive positions including Chief Operating Officer for one of the key divisions. She is currently at the Myer Family Company where she works with new clients and drives the strategic marketing.  Fiona has a strong sensibility for the arts and the challenges faced by charitable organisations.  Fiona as a BEc(Hons) and M.Art History.



1 - UnnamedKyp 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 a passionate collector of contemporary art and brings to the board the expertise and network that will assist in ensuring Gertrude Contemporary's housing needs continue to be met.



1 - Portrait_Doug Hall March 2013Doug Hall AM is Associate Professor and Honorary Principal Fellow, Australian Institute of Art History, University of Melbourne and is a widely published writer and critic. He was director of the Queensland Art GalleryǀGOMA 1987-2007, where he began the Asia Pacific Triennials and initiated the Gallery of Modern Art and oversaw its development and opening 2006. He was the Australian Commissioner for the Venice Biennale in 2009 and 2011.

Photograph courtesy Georgia Metaxas.



1 - UnnamedKathy Temin is Associate Professor at Monash University, and has presented numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally since her first solo exhibition at Gertrude Contemporary in 1991. Key projects include solo shows at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (1995), Heide Museum of Modern Art (2009) and The Art Gallery of New South Wales (2011) and GOMA, Brisbane (2014). She has participated in group exhibitions at the Royal Academy, London; NGV, Melbourne; Helena Rubenstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv;  Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Museion, Bolzano, Italy; Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany; Malmo Kunsthalle, Sweden; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania;  Goteborg Konstmuseum, Sweden; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK;  PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York; Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul amongst others.

Kathy holds a PhD from Melbourne University/VCA. Her work is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington.


Michael Buxton’s background is in real estate development. He commenced his property career in the family real estate business of J. R. Buxton until 1980, when he became a founding partner of Becton until 1994. In 1995he founded MAB Corporation with his brother Andrew. Michael has an extensive collection of Contemporary Australian Art. Ashley Crawford described Michael’s passion for art “as palpable” and further he could be described as a “frustrated artist”. He is very involved with his art, and the artists, being a great supporter of young up-and-coming artists, along with his wife Janet. Michael has been, and is, a mentor to very many young people seeking his guidance, running business ideas past him and he is always available for them. He is a Life Governor of the NGV, an Individual Founder Benefactor of the Queensland Art Gallery, a Leading Patron of the MTC, Chair of Futurefish Foundation and Halcyon Senior Citizens Retirement Village. He set up The  Michael and Janet Buxton Foundation which aims to assist annually various philanthrophic organisations which meet the Foundation’s requirements.



1 - UnnamedHelen Johnson graduated from a BFA (Hons) at RMIT in 2002, and held a studio residency at Gertrude during 2004-05. Since then she has presented numerous solo exhibitions both in Australia and overseas, and contributed to many group exhibitions, as well as undertaking various residencies in Australia and Europe. She has an active creative practice with painting at its center, and also involving writing and curating. She is presently undertaking postgraduate studies at Monash University and teaching at RMIT.




Sharon Russell, Christine Sandford, Brooke Randell, Richard Camilleri, Chantal Laurendeau, Sophie Thomson, Julia Francis, Wendy Chen, Brendan McCleary, Rula Paterson, Heesun Choi, Lucy Rash, Luke Sands, Michelle Hambur, Natasha Lubis, Olivia Hutchinson, Jaye Cook, Francis Wilkinson, Indra Haas, Colleen Chen, Alice Mikhman, Bernadette Butterworth, Sarah Hibbs, Chiara Scafidi 


Previous Directors: LOUISE NERI, 1985—1989; ROSE LANG, 1990—1999; MAX DELANY, 1999—2004; SAMANTHA COMTE, 2004—2005; ALEXIE GLASS, 2005 - 2013

Previous Staff: RUTH BAIN, Assistant Director 1986—1987; ROSE LANG, Assistant Director / Acting Director 1988—1989; VIRGINIA TRIOLI, Assistant Director 1988; SARAH RITSON, Assistant Director 1988—1989; JAMES HARLEY, Assistant Director 1989—1990; Deidre O’Driscoll, Assistant Director 1990; ADAM BOYD, Co-Assistant Director 1990—1992; BALA STARR, Co-Assistant Director 1990—1992, Assistant Director 1993—1995; ISABELLE KENNY, Gallery Assistant 1994; CHARLOTTE DAY, Assistant Director / Acting Director / Program Manager, 1995—1998; FIONA WHITWORTH, Acting Assistant Director 1995; HELEN GIBBINS, Gallery Assistant 1995, Program Assistant / Promotions Coordinator 1998—2000; KATE SHAW, Assistant Director / Program Assistant 1996—1998; SIMONNE KAPLAN, Gallery Assistant 1996; SARAH HASELTON, Gallery Assistant 1996; SAMANTHA COMTE, Public Relations Officer 1997, Program Manager / Deputy Director 1999—2004; REBECCA CHEW, Gallery Assistant 1999; MAGDA STACHOWIAK, Gallery Assistant 1999; KATE RHODES, Gallery Assistant 1999—2000; DANNY LACY, Gallery Assistant 2003—2006; ANDREA TU, Gallery Assistant 2003; NADINE CHRISTENSEN, Gallery Assistant 2003; JEFF KHAN, Communications Coordinator 2003—2006; ULANDA BLAIR, Special Projects Assistant 2004, Gallery Coordinator 2005—2006; Acting Communications Manager, 2006—2007; ANDREW McQUALTER, Gallery Assistant 2005—2007; AMITA KIRPALANI, Assistant Curator / Acting Curator - Communications 2007 - 2012; SHAE NAGORCKA, Gallery Manager, 2007 - present; PIP WALLIS, Curator - Communications, 2011 - present;  EMILY CORMACK, Curator - Communications Manager, 2007 - present; JACQUELINE DOUGHTY, Deputy Director – Program Curator, - present


Previous Chairs: JOHN WALKER, 1985; MEMORY HOLLOWAY, 1985—1987; HARRY CURTIS, 1988—1996; CASSIE SERPELL, 1999—2005; JOHN MEADE, 2006; VICTORIA HOBDAY, 2007—2008; TROY HEY, 2009—present

Previous Board Members: TOM LOWENSTEIN, 1985—1987; TIM BASS, 1985—1987; PHIL CORMIE, 1985—1987; VANN FISHER, 1985—1986; BILL HENSEN, 1985—1987; GEOFF LOWE, 1985—1987; PETER SAUNDERS, 1985—1987; KATRINA KENT, 1988—1989; MARGARET BEATTIE, 1988—1990; ANDREW FUNSTON, 1988—1991; STEPHEN GILFEDDER, 1988; PHILIPPA HAWKER, 1988—1990; NAOMI MILGROM, 1988—1990; CHRIS DYSON, 1989—1998; ROBERT OWEN, 1990—1999; EVAN LOWENSTEIN, 1991—1998; MARGOT CAPP, 1991—1993; BRUNO CHARLESWORTH, 1991—1993;  BRENT HARRIS, 1991—1994; CAROLYN BARNES, 1994—1999; LINDA WHITE, 1994—1999; ANNA NERVEGNA, 1995—2001; MICHAEL AGAR, 1997—2001; OWEN GWYNNE, 1997—2006; CASSIE SERPELL, 1997—2006; RUTH BAIN, 1999—2006; JOHN MEADE, 1999—2007; MARIE SIERRA, 1998—2007; JOHN DENTON, 2000—2006; JAMES BETT, 2000—2006; KATHY ROBINSON, 2002—2005; DAVID McLEISH, 2005—2008; MARK HENRY, 2005—2008; TONY CHAMBERLIN, 2006—2009; JAN van SCHAIK, 2002—2008; EDWARD COLLESS, 2003—2009; DAMIANO BERTOLI, 2004—2010; TROY HEY. 2006—present; JUSTIN MASTORES, 2007—present; EMILY FLOYD, 2007—present; SANDRA FERMAN, 2008—present; MANDY FOX, 2008—present; BEN CLARK, 2008 - present; KATIE LEE 2011 - present

Previous Studio Artist Representatives: KIM DONALDSON, 1985—1986; Jan Nelson, 1985—1986; BRETT COLQUHOUN, 1987; AMANDA RITSON, 1987—1988; BRENT HARRIS, 1988; DRU PARRISH, 1989; NEIL EMMERSON, 1989—1990; ELISABETH BODEY, 1990; ANITA KOCSIS, 1991—1993; PENELOPE LEE, 1991—1993; ANNA NERVEGNA, 1993—1994; JAN PARKER, 1993—1994; ALEX RIZKALLA, 1993; SUSAN HEWITT, 1995; ROBYN EASTGATE, 1995; SIONE FRANCIS, 1996; JACINTA SCHREUDER, 1996; LOUISE JENNISON, 1997; LESLIE EASTMAN, 1997; PAULA WONG, 1998; JENNIE LANG, 1998—1999; LOUISA BUFARDECI, 1999—2000; JAMES LYNCH 2000; PAREKOHAI WHAKAMOE, 2000; CHRIS BOND, 20001—2002; ANDREA TU, 2001—2002; PAUL KNIGHT 2003; LARESA KOSLOFF, 2003—2005; SUE DODD, 2004—2005;  KATE FULTON, 2006; ALEX MARTINIS ROE, 2006—2007; BENJAMIN ARMSTRONG, 2007—2008; JACKSON SLATTERY, 2008—2009; ROB McLEISH, 2009—2010; MATT HINKLEY, 2009—2010; EMILY FERRETTI, 2010 - 2012