Biographies

Jeremy Smith, Arts Practice Director Community, Emerging and Experimental Arts

Jeremy Smith, Director Community, Emerging and Experimental Arts

13 June 2017

Jeremy Smith has broad experience working in community arts and fostering emerging and experimental arts practice. Jeremy’s early career was in festivals and the performing arts, following his graduation from lighting design at the WA Academy of Performing Arts. His first taste of community-determined arts and cultural programs was through a young people and the arts fellowship offered by ArtsWA, which enabled him to work in Canada and attend courses at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Adrian Burnett, Arts Practice Director Dance

Adrian Burnett, Director Dance

13 June 2017

Adrian Burnett has considerable knowledge and understanding of contemporary dance and ballet having worked as an artist, choreographer, producer, teacher and director nationally and internationally for many years.

Wenona Byrne, Arts Practice Director Literature

Wenona Byrne, Director Literature

13 June 2017

Wenona Byrne worked in the publishing for the last 11 years, the past 9 years as Rights Manager at Allen & Unwin.

Paul Mason, Arts Practice Director Music

Paul Mason, Director Music

13 June 2017

Paul Mason has an extensive background in music broadcast management, festival programming and live music presentation.

Laura McLeod, Arts Practice Director Visual Arts

Laura McLeod, Director Visual Arts

13 June 2017

Laura McLeod’s extensive career in the visual arts has included working with a range of arts organisations, project co-ordination and research for conferences and visual arts publications.

Marion Potts, Arts Practice Director Theatre

Marion Potts, Director Theatre

13 June 2017

Marion Potts has worked with an array of Australia’s leading theatre companies over the course of her career as a theatre director, dramaturg and translator. Marion has held leadership roles at Malthouse Theatre (Artistic Director and CEO) and Bell Shakespeare (Associate Artistic Director).

Leigh Carmichael (Tas)

Leigh Carmichael (Tas)

19 January 2017

Mr Carmichael is Creative Director and Brand and Marketing Director for the Museum of Old and New Art and the Dark Mofo festival in Tasmania. He is an experienced graphic designer and successful art and creative director for small to medium arts, cultural and design organisations.

Zoe McKenzie

Zoe McKenzie (Vic)

19 January 2017

Ms McKenzie brings valuable experience in governance, international engagement, government relations and the arts and cultural sector. She is an adviser to the small to medium arts sector and a member of the University of Melbourne Humanities Foundation Board and the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Advisory Board. She has held senior roles in administration for KPMG and as a policy adviser to governments.

Sam Walsh AO (WA)

Sam Walsh AO (WA)

19 January 2017

Sam Walsh was Rio Tinto chief executive from January 2013 to July 2016, the culmination of a 25-year career with the international mining group.

Kate Fielding (WA)

Kate Fielding (WA)

19 January 2017

Kate Fielding is a nationally recognised cultural strategist, an experienced board member, a writer and editor and a passionate advocate for regional arts in Australia.

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