Anne Flanagan was appointed Deputy Director at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2010 having joined the Gallery in 1992. As Deputy Director she manages a large staff with responsibility for three key areas - exhibitions including programming and delivery plus exhibition publications and online resources; building services including major capital projects most recently the award winning John Kaldor Family Gallery completed in 2011; and the off-site collection store completed in 2010 plus security and gallery services.
Anne is a key player in the Gallery executive team and from January to June 2012 was Acting Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Prior to joining the Gallery, Anne worked for over a decade in key arts organisations including the 1986 and 1988 Biennale of Sydney, the Australian Bicentennial Authority, the Historic Houses Trust of NSW, the Powerhouse Museum and the Crafts Council of NSW.
Frank McBride has been director of a number of Australian art museums including: Brisbane City Gallery, Wollongong City Gallery and McClelland Regional Gallery. He was also CEO of the JamFactory, as well as the International Program Manager of the Visual Arts and Craft Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.
Frank has been a chairman of Craft Australia, The Australian Network for Art and Technology and The Regional Galleries Association of NSW. He has also served on the boards of Museums Australia, Artlink Magazine and the Australian Gallery Directors' Council.
Gill is the Creative Director - Events for the City of Sydney, one of the largest producers of free public events in Australia and also runs her own creative consultancy, gillinc.
For the City, she is responsible for the creative direction and implementation of its major event program including Sydney Chinese New Year Festival, Art & About Sydney and Sydney's Christmas Celebrations. Art & About Sydney is a month long festival that puts high profile art in unusual places and actively encourages public interaction with the art. The Chinese New Year Festival is now the largest celebration of the Lunar New Year outside of mainland China.
With her own company, gillinc, Gill has most recently produced Winter Feast for MONA's Dark MOFO Festival. She is also a creative consultant for many events, regularly presents on radio and TV and teaches Event Creation at UTS.
Brian Parkes has been Director of the JamFactory in Adelaide since April 2010 and is CEO and Artistic Director. He spent ten years prior to this as Associate Director and Senior Curator at Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design. He curated several important exhibitions for Object including the landmark survey of contemporary Australian design - Freestyle: new Australian design for living.
Parkes has written extensively on design and contemporary crafts and in 2009 co-curated Menagerie, a nationally touring survey exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sculpture. In 2007 Parkes was one of ten curators invited by Phaidon Press, London to contribute to &Fork, a book profiling 100 emerging product designers from around the world and in 2008 he was an Adjunct Curator for the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.