Examples of programs, exhibitions and events

ACT Historic Places (Assistant Director, Programs and Partnerships)

Lanyon Homestead, Calthorpe’s House, Mugga Mugga Cottage

  • Magic Lantern’s with Martyn Jolly Enlighten Performance 2020
  • Calthorpe’s House Open Day 2019
  • Canoe Tree Walk with Ngunnawal elder Wally Bell, May & October 2019
  • From Poo to Power: Sustainable energy at Mugga Mugga Cottage, Aug 2019
  • Artists in Residence program 2019
  • Carols at Lanyon Homestead 2019

Canberra Institute of Technology (Senior Education Designer & Lecturer, Visual Art and Design)

  • New Diploma of Project Management and Diploma of Accounting elearn programs 2019
  • Student graduating exhibitions (including Momentum at Kingston Bus depo and in Civic) 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016
  • CIT at Fashfest 2013 & 2014
  • ‘In Conversations Industry Speaker Series’ 2015 at CIT
  • Art theory- cross department pilot lecture series
  • Curriculum development and resources for Diploma of Visual Art an Advanced Diploma in Creative Product Development

National Gallery of Australia
Exhibitions (Project Manager)

  • Culture Warriors, National Indigenous Art Triennial 2007, 13 Oct 07 – 10 Feb 08
  • Tools and Techniques of Printmaking, 14 April – 1 July 2007
  • Black Robe White Mist, art of the Japenese Buddist nun Rengetsu, 8 Sept 07 – 27 Jan 07
  • Proposed acquisitions temporary hangs for Council meetings 2007
  • Australian Art permanent exhibition change over, March 07
  • International art permanent exhibition change over, May 07
  • Grace Crowley, being Modern, 23 Dec 06 – 6 May 2007 (demount)
  • The Birth of the Modern poster, 10 Feb – 13 May 07 (installation & demount)
  • The Story of Australian Printmaking, 30 March – 3 June 2007 (demount)
  • Pop Goes Sublime (Pink and Yellow Combo, NGA) 2005, Artlifts Installation, Jurek Wynabrek
  • Depends Where You’re Standing, 2005, Artlifts Installation, Raquel Ormella

Public Programs Manager (NGA) and Coordinator (NMA)

National Museum of Australia

  • Sky Lounge 2002-2004. Initially a science fiction film festival held over six consecutive Friday nights in the summer, Sky Lounge developed into a mini new media arts festival held over four Friday nights in February, showcasing international animated films, electronic music and multimedia art. The programming was loosely related the theme of “The Future”, part of the NMA’s vision . . . imagining the future, with each night having its own distinct sub-theme. Sky Lounge targeted a youth audience (18-30), a difficult audience to bring into the Museum, 2002, 2003 & 2004
  • Extremes, Deserts of the Southern Hemisphere, 2004 (Exhibition): image clearances and graphics delivery
  • Scinema Film Festival, a curated and competitive science film festival aimed at making the world of science film accessible to everyone. In 2004 Scinema expanded into a national event touring to over 15 venues around Australia, 2003 & 2004
  • New Media Lecture Series, developed in partnership with the Centre for New Media Arts, ANU. Designed to investigate the latest in new media arts practices, 2003 & 2004
  • Art Forum lectures, part of the Institute of the Arts (ANU) lecture series, the NMA lectures were developed collaboratively with a particular focus on Australian history and identity and indigenous issues, 2003 & 2004
  • Taking Time symposium, a one day symposium in conjunction with Métis 2004, a major festival celebrating art and science on the theme of time, with exhibitions, performance, film, creative writing, music and dance taking place in venues around Canberra, 2004
  • CIT student fashion parade and film awards. These projects aimed to showcase the graduating work of CIT students, 2002 & 2003
  • My Australia, Banner Project, involved a series of facilitated workshops at the museum in which people with disabilities developed, designed and constructed a series of banners which were exhibited in the main hall of the National Museum of Australia on International Disability Day, 3 Dec, 2003
  • Toyota – ANU Public Lecture Series and ANU conferences. A series of lectures and conferences run in conjunction with the Australian National University, 2003 & 2004
  • Memory Lines, Dementia week outdoor art installation and lecture series was aimed at increasing awareness of Alzhiemer’s disease in Australia, 2002
  • Waterwheel, Science week art installation and talks, 2003
  • In Sight, On Site, NMA Artist in Residence program, exhibition, workshops and floor talks (Artist’s Anne Ferran and Elaine Russell), 2002
  • Women Hold up Half the Sky, women’s political poster exhibition to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage in Australia, 2002. This exhibition was the pilot project of a rapid response process and exhibition system. It involved coordinating many stakeholders, internally and externally to work very rapidly (four hour turn around each) to produce the exhibition, 2002
  • Talkback classroom NMA 2001-2002 – a program in which the broadcast studio was utilised to connect senior high school students from around Australia with students in the Museum studio in order to interview high profile politicians about pertinent issues for young people in Australia.
  • To Mars and Beyond Free Public Lecture Series, speakers have included; Kerrie Dougherty, Paul Davies, Morris Jones, Susan Anderson, Fred Watson, Adam Spencer, Karl Kruzelnicki and Allan Paull. This lecture series was aimed at targeting adult audiences with a special interest in space and forming partnerships with space related organisations across Australia, 2002
  • Make Your Own Alien, children’s craft activities (delivered by volunteers). The aim of this program was to work with the volunteers unit to create and run low key, walk up children’s activities, which, fostered creativity, inspired thinking and drew attention to the To Mars and Beyond exhibition, 2002
  • Shakaya, indigenous concert for NAIDOC week, this concert aimed to a target youth and add to the festival atmosphere of NAIDOC Week at the Museum, 2002
  • kSpace (interactive virtual reality exhibit for children), marketing and exhibition enhancement strategies, 2002

Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales

  • The Sydney Harbour Metropolis exhibitions, a series of three exhibitions, each of about 50 artworks, documents and material culture, held at the Museum of Sydney, 2000
  • Site-Time-Media-Space, New Media in Museums Seminar for museum practitioners, 1998
  • Sydney Open, coordinating over 50 building owners and 300 staff to ensure that architectural sites were open to the public, historically interpreted, fully equipped and safe, 1997 & 1998

Museum education programs

ACT Historic Places, National Gallery of Australia, Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales (now Sydney Living Museums) and Questacon.

  • Learning programs at the three ACT Historic Places sites: Mugga-Mugga, Calthorpes’ House and Lanyon- emphasis on heritage, history and the environment.  Immersive and hands on components. At the Garden Gate, Dawns Surprise, James Diary, Childs Play, Artefact Chat, Convicts, Who were the convicts, Country Life, Electric Servants, Spit and Polish. Details
  • general and theme based tours of the National Gallery of Australia’s collections. Examples of themes include symbolism, Australian history, federation, the Heidelberg school, landscape painting, Mexican modernism, colour, sculpture, contemporary art
  • school holiday sculpture workshop at the National Gallery of Australia
  • Framework, the Government House visual art program designed for year 11 students
  • Views, Vistas and Relationships tour, a tour of an exhibition of colonial paintings at Government House designed for adult visitors
  • Christmas at Government House, a school holiday program for 4 – 12 year olds
  • The Slime Show and Liquid Nitrogen Show, a school holiday program for 6-16 year olds, Questacon
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