2021 Judges

Susie Lyons

Arts and Culture Manager Glenelg Shire

Susie Lyons is the Arts and Culture Manager at Glenelg Shire Council, since 2016. Journalism and public relations trained, Susie specialises in community cultural development. She leads a team to program high quality national and international touring performances and community exhibitions to the Portland Arts Centre and other shire venues, ensuring residents have access to inspiring and stimulating arts activities and supporting residents to fulfill their own creative potential.

Susie is a Festivals and Events Director/Producer with over 25 years’ experience working internationally, nationally and regionally.

Vanessa Gerrans

Director Warrnambool Art Gallery

Vanessa Gerrans is the Director at the Warrnambool Art Gallery, since 2015. Vanessa sits on the board of the PGAV (Public Galleries Association Victoria) and the INTERSECT Steering Committee, RMIT University and is an alumna of the Advanced Leadership Program, Women & Leadership Australia and Monash University.

Her insight into ways to enrich the community in South West Victoria and further engender WAG’s role as a cultural custodian are evident in her innovative public and exhibition programs.

Joshua White

Artistic Director Hamilton Art Gallery

Joshua White is the Artistic Director at the Hamilton Art Gallery. With a Master of Creative Industries he has spent close to ten years working within the cultural sector on the east coast of NSW. Joshua has been involved in restoration, preservation and conservation of significant artworks and artefacts while at the Morpeth Conservation Company.

He worked in the install and collection audit team at Newcastle Art Gallery, and then as lead installation technician and steward of the gallery’s prestigious collection. Joshua was Curator at Gosford Regional Gallery in 2015 and Urban and Public Art Project Leader for Lake Macquarie City Council in 2018.

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