OUR PEOPLE

STAFF

Sean Smith profile shot 2013

Sean Smith | Studio Coordinator

Sean is a practicing artist, custom printmaker and arts worker. He currently coordinates the Artists in Residence, Creative Capacity and remote Australian programs at TOP. He is also Studio Manager at Elcho Island Arts in northeast Arnhem Land. Sean holds Bachelor and First Class Honours degrees in Fine Arts from COFA, UNSW. Previous roles include: Arts Development Officer and Interim Manager, Elcho Island Arts and Crafts, Arnhem Land; Custom Printer for Northern Editions, Charles Darwin University; and Custom Printer for Basil Hall Editions (printing limited edition prints by Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian artists, including Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Judy Watson, Dennis Nona, Kathleen Petyarre, Alick Tipoti, Gary Shead and others and has assisted artists in printing including Adam Cullen, Reg Mombassa, Ben Quilty, Elizabeth Cummings).

 

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Kylie Blackley | Printmaker Tutor

Kylie is a professional editioning printmaker, studio manager and print workshop facilitator. Kylie has worked tirelessly as Studio Coordinator for 2013-14. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking in 2006 from the Victorian College of the Arts, Kylie undertook an internship handling works on paper at Bunkier Stzuki Gallery of Contemporary Art in Kraków, Poland. Upon her return to Australia, Kylie moved to Darwin for a short stint of editioning at Northern Editions print studio and gallery at Charles Darwin University. Residing in Melbourne, Kylie enjoys looking for the balance between technician work, community projects and freelance printing.

 

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Jaime Powell | Printmaker Tutor

Jaime Powell likes pictures. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011 and interned at Singapore Tyler Print Institute. There she became captivated by methods of printmaking, in particular lithography. Her work involves a presentation of mark-making as installations of lithographic prints.

 

 

 

BOARD

Mark Bishop | Chair

Mark is a business development manager with a background in the creative arts industries and the Victorian Government. He has served on the boards of Interact Events, the Victorian Rock Foundation, the Australian Game Developers' Conference, Film Victoria's Evaluation and Advisory Committee and the National Committee of the Australian Music Managers' Forum.

Shona Barret | Treasurer

Shona is an arts manager with a background in operational and project management roles. She has extensive experience working across teams, with varied stakeholders and with project partners, not-for-profit arts environments. Shona provides logistical, financial and human resource management, and delivers business planning processes, to deliver exemplary cultural projects and events.

Sean Smith | Secretary

Sean is a practicing artist, custom printmaker and arts worker. He currently coordinates the Artists in Residence, Creative Capacity and remote Australian programs at TOP. Sean holds Bachelor and First Class Honours degrees in Fine Arts from COFA, UNSW. 

Roz Zalewski | Board Member

Roz has qualifications in law and professional ethics. She has worked in a variety of roles including as a solicitor and barrister, as an advocate for asylum seekers and as a member of the refugee review tribunal. She has served on a number of not-for-profit boards and currently is a board member of Western Chances Inc and deputy chairman of the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust.

Kylie Blackley | Board Member

Kylie is a professional editioning printmaker, studio manager and print workshop facilitator who worked as The Ownership Project's Studio Coordinator from 2013-14. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking in 2006 from the Victorian College of the Arts, Kylie undertook an internship handling works on paper at Bunkier Stzuki Gallery of Contemporary Art in Kraków, Poland. Upon her return to Australia, Kylie moved to Darwin for a short stint of editioning at Northern Editions print studio and gallery at Charles Darwin University. 

Marie Falcinella | Board Member

Marie is an arts manager and project coordinator with extensive knowledge of contemporary Indigenous Australian art, and over 8 years experience managing commercial art galleries. She was Manager and Senior Curator of Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, and has worked closely with Aboriginal artists in remote communities, most recently as Manager of Elcho Island Arts, Northern Territory.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS

Stephanie Hicks

Léuli Eshraghi

Nadin Heinke

Rachel McLaren

Simone Dowd

Tamaryn Goodyear

 

 

Image: Opening of Mother's & Ink exhibition, 2012. Photo: Tamaryn Goodyear