Judges

We are proud to announce our judges for the 2017 art awards:

Mike Mitchell from:

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Mitchell Fine Art, formerly Muk Muk Fine Art, has 20 years of experience in the Art industry.  Established in 1996 and one of Australia’s established names in Indigenous Art, the business began expanding into Contemporary Australian Art and now looks forward to presenting acclaimed artists from Australia and overseas.

Having grown up in the Northern Territory, living and working for many years in remote communities, a passion for collecting art turned into a business for Director Mike Mitchell. Twenty years later the gallery is still going from strength to strength. The gallery boasts a stable of some of Australia’s leading contemporary Aboriginal and non Aboriginal artists.

Mitchell Fine Art Gallery

Dr Anne Kirker

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Anne is an independent art consultant, curator and writer. She held senior curatorial positions at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane from 1998 to 2006. Previously working at major art museums in New Zealand as a curator specialising in prints, drawings and photographs.

Throughout her career she has had a special interest in art practice by women and is the author of the influential book New Zealand Women Artist: A Survey of 150 Years, 1983. She was also heavily involved with the four Asia-Pacific Triennials of Contemporary Art during the 1990s and early 2000s in Brisbane.

An advocate of voluntary work in the community, Anne offers her services as a guide at the Queensland Art Gallery and she has served on the committee at COSSAG for last 4 years.

 

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Judges for our 2016 Art Awards.

Lawrence Toaldo, Lindsay Farrell and Dr Anne Kirker.

lawrence       Lawrence Toaldo

Lawrence is a Design Director with Conrad Gargett and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.

 

Lindsay-Farrell       Lindsay Farrell

Lindsay is Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences (Qld) at ACU’s Brisbane Campus. He has studied and worked overseas in the UK and Canada and has a PhD from Griffith University.

 

anne      Dr Anne Kirker

Anne is an independent art consultant, curator and writer. She held senior curatorial positions at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane from 1998 to 2006. Previously working at major art museums in New Zealand as a curator specialising in prints, drawings and photographs.