Arts professionals from the National Gallery of Australia and Art Gallery of New South Wales have joined local representatives from the arts and business communities, to form the nine member MAMA Advisory Committee.
Committee members play a strategic leadership role in helping MAMA become the region's cultural icon. They provide expertise to support MAMA and Cultural Services staff, particularly in the areas of commercial acumen, entrepreneurial leadership, innovation, marketing and PR, philanthropy, strategy and stakeholder engagement.
Each member serves on the committee for two years. All nine seats are due for renewal, with Expressions of Interest now being taken, closing 21 September 2018.
Chair, Dr Guinever Threlkeld
Dr Threlkeld is Head of Campus, La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga.
Councillor David Thurley
Councillor David Thurley is the Councillor delegate with Councillor Graham Docksey the alternative representative.
John is the former Head Teacher of the Visual & Performing Arts faculty at James Fallon High School, North Albury with 40 years experience in arts education and as a practising artist.
Tony has been involved with the Albury Regional Art Gallery since its inception at its present site, firstly as Chairman of the then Board of Trustees and the founding Chairman of the Albury Wodonga Regional Arts Foundation. Tony continues in this position and is a prominent businessman. Tony is also Chair of the MAMA Art Foundation (Formerly Albury Wodonga Regional Art Foundation).
Jacinta is a museum professional and has an extensive experience and love of the arts. She is also a member of Arts Albury, the philanthropic committee building and cultivating relationships with key supporters and prospective supporters for the arts in Albury.
Les Tomich OAM
As a previous General Manager of AlburyCity Les has a passion for Albury, a deep understanding of local government and its function and has been a consistent champion of the art gallery and the cultural precinct development. Les is also a member of Arts Albury.
Mary is the Head of Travelling Exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia, and originally from Albury.
Caroline is the Assistant Exhibitions Registrar at the Art Gallery of NSW and has previously worked in both the Collections and Curatorial Departments at the Gallery. Caroline is originally from the Albury area.
Anita is the President of moMAMA, the members of Murray Art Museum Albury.