The GalleriesWest Committee of Management is comprised of representatives from a diverse mix of arts organisations and galleries from across metro and regional Western Australia.
The team are dedicated, passionate and experienced.
chairperson – JULIAN BOWRON
Julian Bowron has worked in galleries and museums across Australia and New Zealand for more than 40 years. Most recently he was Director of Bunbury Regional Art Gallery for 5 years and before that Director of Mildura Arts Centre.
vice-chairperson – Gemma Ben Ary
Gemma is an independent visual artist, writer and curator, and is currently the Executive Director of Ellenbrook Arts. Formerly the Curator at the City of Joondalup, Gemma’s interests are primarily in contemporary Western Australian visual art, feminist theory, and contemporary craft. Gemma holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art and Writing from Edith Cowan University, and has worked as a writer, curator and arts administrator since graduating from Central TAFE in 2009 with an Advanced Diploma of Art and Craft, where she majored in sculpture.
secretary – carolyn marks
treasurer – Graham lush
Collections sector working group representative – theo constantino
Theo Costantino is ART ON THE MOVE’s Executive Director. Theo is a non-binary artist, writer, and educator who grew up in regional WA, holds a PhD from Curtin University, and has worked across the arts and university sectors, as an academic and in management roles, in Australia and the UK.
Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub WA representative – Chad Crieghton
Chad Creighton is the Aboriginal Art Centre Hub Chief Executive Officer. Chad is a Bardi and Nyul Nyul man from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Born in Broome he lived in the township and surrounding communities for most of his life. Chad and his wife Sarah have three children. He studied Fine Art at the University of Western Australia, Heritage Studies at Curtin University and is a trained Mediator with many years’ experience working with Aboriginal people in the arts and native title.
From 2009 – 2017 Chad worked for the Kimberley Land Council (KLC) in Broome on various projects including Coordinating heritage and environmental studies at the James Prices Point proposed LNG plant site, the Dampier Peninsula Planning Project, Manager of native title activities in the west Kimberley including the recent Bindunbur native title claim that was determined in early 2018.
He was the inaugural Indigenous Curatorial Intern with the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA), Coordinator of the Western Australian Art Award in 2009 and in 2012 to 2013 worked with the AGWA to develop the Desert River Sea project. Chad has immense knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and has written for publications such as Art + Australia magazine.
Fiona is a passionate artist and artsworker dedicated to catalysing opportunities for individuals and communities to discover the unique and essential value of the Arts in everyday life. During a 20 year career specialising in public art and community engagement she has worked across Western Australia on projects large and small. As the Artistic Director and General Manager of Southern Forest Arts, she oversees the unfolding vision of Northcliffe’s Understory Art & Nature Trail and the adjacent Painted Tree Gallery. Fiona is currently developing a new collaborative project through the Creative Grid collective for the WA regional arts sector called ‘Mycelium’. She is Vice Chair board of Regional Arts WA.