Eve Akerman is a freelance writer and former columnist and arts reviewer for Week-End News and Daily News Perth, WA and drama critic for the UWA publication The Critic. Eve has done regular ABC talks and her writing has appeared in The Bulletin and The West Australian Newspaper. Her verse and short stories have won prizes and are included in several anthologies.
Jan Altmann has her Ph.D in Comparative Literature. She writes and lectures in areas of Visual Arts, Cultural Theory and Cultural Studies.
Rachel Berry is currently employed in the visual arts industry while completing her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Art History at the School of Fine Art, UWA. She has previously worked with The Holmes a Court Collection and at The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.
John Baldock studied art in London and Derby, worked in the U.K. and Singapore and has taught painting and drawing at Claremont School of Art. At present he conducts classes in the Visual Arts at Alpha Studios in Wattle Grove and continues to exhibit his work. He has held 12 solo shows and been involved in numerous group exhibitions.
Joan May Campbell B.A. (Fine Arts) Curtin University. Located in the country originally as a tutor but now concentrates on making art. Joan is actively involved with the Albany Arts Council and in the development of art in the country.
Antoinette Carrier is a tapestry artist and writer with a background in music and textiles. She is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at University of Western Australia, researching Asian women artists in Australia.
Jennifer Catalano is a practicing Perth based visual artist and performer. In her works she uses the medium of earth to explore identity and relationships.
Robert Cook is Curator of Western Australian Art at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, editor of Craftwest magazine and Fine Arts writer for The West Australian newspaper.
Andrew David earned an Economics Degree from the University of Greenwich (SE) London. Although he has no formal art training, Andrew has spent a great deal of time in galleries in the 'old world'. Currently in Australia on a work visa, he is very impressed with the WA visual arts he has seen around the state.
Annette Davis B.A. Hons (History), M. Phil. (Australian Studies), has worked in a range of visual arts roles and has a particular interest in demystifying art. She has curated several touring exhibitions including Guy Grey-Smith's Landscapes of Western Australia and Listen to the Land Aboriginal Art from the Edith Cowan University Art Collection. Currently living in Karratha, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Annette is continuing to develop new audiences for art through art appreciation courses and exhibition reviews in the local press.
Rox De Luca completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Painting at Canberra School of Art and a Graduate Diploma in Arts Administration at University of NSW College of Art. Born in Melbourne and usually residing in Sydney, Rox is in Fremantle from July to September 1999 as Artist in Residence at the Artist Foundation of WA, courtesy of the NSW Ministry for the Arts. As a practising artist she exhibits regularly in Sydney at Legge Gallery, and has exhibited in Perth and Canberra.
Shaaron du Bignon - has earned her BA (Fine Arts) at Curtin University and is a professional practising artist, living and working in Albany.
Jennifer Dudley studied Visual Arts Theory, Fine Arts, Sculpture and Ceramics in Adelaide, Sydney and Indonesia. She has worked as a textile artist and designer, and as Art Co-ordinator for the Aboriginal women artists of Ernabella, SA. Her work has been widely exhibited in Australia and overseas and she hopes for the same with her photography, video and film work. Currently Jennifer is a Postgraduate Student in Media and Asian Studies at Murdoch University and follows her film and video making interests through Murdoch and FTI in Fremantle.
Anna Dunnill is halfway through her Advanced Diploma of Visual Art at the West Australian School of Art, Design and Media. Her poetry and prose fiction has been published in Voiceworks magazine, among others, and she also produces original zines.
Chris Hill has interests in contemporary West Australian art and traditional Balinese art. His book, Survival and Change, Three Generations of Balinese Painters, was recently published by Pandanus Books. He is a member of Murdoch University's Art Board and a member of the Australian Centre for Concrete Art.
Graham Hay B.A. (Visual Arts) E.C.U. & B.A. (1st Class Honours) Curtin University is an award winning artist/sculptor who works in clay, paper and paperclay. Graham continues to exhibit nationally while developing and presenting workshops in the medium of paperclay for secondary schools and tertiary art institutions.
Alexander Hayes Read more about Alexander Hayes and his work on his web-site www.alexanderhayes.com
Thomas Hoareau earned a B.A. in Fine Art with a Distinction in painting from W.A.I.T. (now Curtin University). He is a prize winning artist who has exhibited regularly in Perth since 1981 and in represented in the National Gallery, the State Gallery, and various public and private collections. Thomas continues to practice his art at Gotham Studios in Northbridge
Jessica Holker is halfway through her Advanced Diploma of Visual Art at the West Australian School of Art and Design. Her focus is on developing her own drawing and photography techniques while travelling overseas at every available opportunity.
Christine Hunt has travelled widely interstate and overseas, always taking the opportunity to view as many exhibitions as possible. She earned a Diploma of Fine Art & Design in 1995, is an award winning artist who continues to exhibit and is an active member of the Avon Valley Art Society.
Matthew Jackson is a West Australian artist who also teaches Cultural History and Theory at Edith Cowan University in Mount Lawley. He holds a bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) and is working towards his PhD.
Elissa Livingstone completed a Diploma in Art Studies majoring in painting at Kalgoorlie College and a B.A. (Education) with an Art major at E.C.U. She has exhibited regularly since 1986 and is currently writing her thesis for her M.A. (Art Therapy) at E.C.U. Elissa is also a member of the board of the Mundaring Arts Centre.
Charles McLaughlin is a former broadcaster, newsreader and journalist who worked throughout Australia and in New York. He has been honoured by his peers with lifetime membership of the Australian Journalists' Association (Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance) and is included in oral and other published histories of radio and television. He has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature with First Class Honours from the University of Western Australia (1993) and is a painter and printmaker aiming to gain his Advanced Diploma this year from Central TAFE.
Dr Phillip McNamara is an exhibiting artist, curator and writer on art. He has written for Art and Australia, Praxis M and Australian Art Investor and was the art reviewer for The Fremantle Herald in the early 1990’s. His publications include catalogues on the art of George Duerden, Cliff Jones and Tom Gibbons.
Nikki Miller is an art consultant with Art Support Pty Ltd. She lives in North Fremantle.
Regina Noakes completed a specialist course in Music and Art at Teacher's College before travelling to Italy, UK and US to continue her study of painting. As a professional artist, Regina has won both the WA Society of Arts Perpetual Trophy and the Bank West Open Art Exhibition twice and contributed art reviews to The Western Review.
Michael O’Doherty is represented in private and public collections and has won various prizes for painting and sculpture. He orchestrated the national touring art show The Monaro Show with over ten thousand Holden Monaros being made across the nation by good citizens such as the Prime Minister and people on remote Aboriginal communities. He currently lives in Albany where he is involved with various community art projects, painting, writing, sculpture and music.
Rosalie Okely is a qualified and praciticing freelance graphic designer who is also studying History at UWA. Rosalie hopes one day to write a book on, or assist in the research of, the history of graphic design in Western Australia from the early 1920s through to 1980s.
Lynn Pickering B.A. (Visual Arts) ECU is a practising artist and has participated in various group exhibitions. A perennial student, Lynn believes that art - in all its manifestations - is 'nourishment for the soul'.
Irene Poulton has a BA ( Visual Arts) with a major in ceramics from Edith Cowan University. Her work is sculptural and fired mainly in the Raku technique. Irene exhibits her work on a regular basis and is active in the ceramics community.
Joanna Sulkowski is currently studying Advanced Diploma of Visual Art at the West Australian School of Art and Design and has also completed studies in Fashion and Textile design.
Karen Thompson has her Diploma of Jewellery Design and Production and is the Winner of York Society Art Prize Jewellery and Metalwork section 2004 and participated in the City of Joondalup Art Exhibition 3-D Artwork section 2005-2006. Currently partner in WilsonT hompson Designer Jewellery based in Fremantle.
Marzena Topka-Nevin B.A.(Hon) U.W.A. is a published poet and a painter with a number of critically acclaimed solo exhibitions to her credit. She also participates in group exhibitions, art forums, community projects, workshops and curating.
Leo Truit, J.P. (The Inscrutable Scrutineer) is a writer, intrepid traveller, perennial student and self-confessed mature aged citizen of the (art) world.
Geoff Vivian is an artist and writer who describes himself as largely self taught. He has held four solo and participated in many group exhibitions while several publications have carried his interviews, articles and visual arts reviews.
Jane Walker is currently completing the Advanced Diploma of Jewellery Design and Production at the Fremantle Campus of TAFE. She is an active member of the Jewellery and Metalsmiths Group of WA (JMGA) and has participated in a number of exhibitions, including the 2003 RMIT Graduate Exhibition and the 2003 JMGA Biennial Exhibition.
Neville Weston, Professor and past Head of School of Visual Art, WA Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University has been writing Art Criticism since 1975 when he was a visiting Fellow at ANU. Neville is a practising artist who has trained at the Slade School in London. He has exhibited in-house at the School of Visual Art and at the Australian Embassy in Paris, in London, Copenhagen and at the Festival Centre in Adelaide.
Leigh Wilson is gainfully employed in the art world having earned sufficient qualifications through studying visual art in four institutions on two continents. Leigh believes the only way to understand the language of the visual arts is to view a variety of exhibitions and presentations in all manner of situations.
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