RACHAEL HAYNES | Gallery Director
Rachael Haynes is an artist and academic based in Brisbane. Her art practice engages with feminist ethics and activism by examining the social and personal constructs of language and gender. Rachael completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts (2009) with the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award for research at the Queensland University of Technology, where she is now a Lecturer in Visual Arts. Rachael has been involved with artist run initiatives in Brisbane since 2003 and was a founding member of the feminist art collective, LEVEL.
CHRISTOPHER HANDRAN | Exhibitions
Christopher Handran is a contemporary artist and writer based in Brisbane. His practice explores perception and phenomenal experience, particularly as mediated by technologies such as photography, film and video. Christopher is currently completing his PhD with the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award for research at QUT. He has exhibited widely and his work was included in the Medienkunst Preis, Germany and the Format Festival, UK.
ANASTASIA BOOTH | Public Programs
Anastasia Booth is a Brisbane-based artist who has recently completed a PhD at the QUT with the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award. Anastasia has exhibited nationally, including projects at Screen Space (Melbourne), BLINDSIDE (Melbourne), Australian Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Metro Arts (Brisbane) and Griffith University Art Gallery (Brisbane). Booth has been a finalist for The Sunshine Coast Art Prize, New Media Award (2015) and The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition (2015).
TORIN FRANCIS | Exhibitions Assistant
Torin Francis is a Brisbane-based artist originally from London. His art practice explores poetic relationships between objects and space in site responsive installations, assemblages and moving image works. Torin graduated with First Class Honours from a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) in 2017 at QUT. Recent exhibitions include Lapsed, at Cut Thumb Laundry ARI. Torin also works as a studio assistant for duo Davis Thomas, realising the fabrication and installation of major public art projects.
JESSICA CARMODY | Gallery Assistant
Jessica Carmody is a contemporary artist based in Brisbane. Through participatory and co-creative methods her practice explores language and affect, focusing on discourses about private and public spaces. Jessica was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) with Distinction in 2017 and is currently undertaking a Master of Philosophy (Creative Practice) at the Queensland University of Technology.
BILLIE BAILEY | Events Assistant
Billie Rose Bailey is a contemporary artist based in Brisbane, currently completing her bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art) at the Queensland University of Technology. In her art practice, Billie explores intersecting ideas of ‘the natural’ and ‘the constructed’ through video and object installations, in order to playfully unpack the Anthropocene.
REBECCA CASON | Treasurer
Rebecca Cason has worked in the arts for over 15 years in a range of roles focusing on arts management and publishing. She is currently the Business Manager for Eyeline Publishing which publishes Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts magazine. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Queensland and a Master of Creative Industries in Arts Management and Creative Enterprise from the Queensland University of Technology.
Simone Hine is an artist, curator and writer and completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2015. Her artworks have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at Care of (Milan), Australian Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane), and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (Perth). Simone has curated exhibitions as part of Window National (across the USA), Blindside (Melbourne) and Counihan Gallery (Melbourne) and the Melbourne Art Fair Video Program in 2015 (with Kyle Weise). Hine was a founding co-director of Screen Space and Beam Contemporary (Melbourne).
Amy-Clare McCarthy is a curator based in Brisbane. She was the Exhibition Curator at Metro Arts from 2013-2017, and has previously worked in the exhibitions team at State Library of Queensland and QUT Art Museum. In 2017, Amy-Clare took part in the Australia Council’s Venice Biennale Professional Development Program. Currently, Amy-Clare works at Milani Gallery and in 2018 will be taking part in the Australia Council’s Future Leaders Program. Amy-Clare has a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Honours) from Queensland University of Technology. In 2011-2012, Amy-Clare undertook internships in New York at MoMA PS1 and e-flux.
Daniel McKewen is a Brisbane-based artist whose practice investigates the intersections of contemporary art, popular culture, economics, politics, and screen-based mass media. In 2013 Daniel was awarded his Doctorate of Philosophy from Queensland University of Technology. His artwork is held in private collections and has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 2006, including in NEW14 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, and You Imagine What You Desire at the 19th Biennale of Sydney. Daniel is currently a Lecturer in Media Arts at QUT and is a founding member of Boxcopy.
COURTNEY PEDERSEN | Secretary
Courtney Pedersen is the Academic Program Director for the School of Creative Practice and a Senior Lecturer in Art History/ Theory in the Creative Industries Faculty, QUT. She completed her PhD, an exploration of feminism, genealogy and social history through public installation art, in 2005. Prior to that she was a practicing artist for over 10 years, having studied photography at the Victorian College of the Arts in the early 1990s. Her work has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Museum of Brisbane and in numerous Artist-Run Initiatives. Courtney has been writing for the arts press in Australia since the mid 1990s and has been a member of the reviews editorial team for the peer-reviewed Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art.
TIM WALSH | Chair
Tim Walsh graduated with Honours in Art History from the University of Queensland in 2008 and is currently undertaking post graduate study at the same institution. Tim was assistant to the Curator (Children’s Art Centre) at the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (QAGOMA) from 2008-2011, Communications and Development Officer at Camden Arts Centre, London from 2012-2013 and was the Gallery Manager, Milani Gallery, Brisbane (2013-2017). Tim also maintains an independent practice as an art, design and architecture critic and writer, contributing to various print and online publications including ArtAsiaPacific, Eyeline, Dassuperpaper, Artlines and Artlink.
Image: The Holy Trinity THT; It’s Dynamite, 2012. Performance event at Boxcopy.