BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
The Mundaring Arts Centre Inc volunteer Board (Management Committee) are elected annually at the AGM. The Committee draws on our community and comprises of arts specialists including arts consultants and managers, planners, curators, artists, a chartered accountant, educators and community workers. Sub committees consisting of experts in a variety of arts and culture fields also assist in developing MAC’s arts and culture program.
JENNY KERR | CHAIRPERSON
Jenny has worked in the Australian cultural sector for over 20 years providing leadership, direction and specialist advice on arts and cultural planning. She has also managed numerous community arts projects and events for the public realm. Jenny has a passion for working with artists, volunteer communities and clients to deliver a rich variety of arts projects that engage new audiences contributing to dynamic, authentic and sustainable places that enrich community life.
ANDRE LIPSCOMBE | DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON
André Lipscombe is a visual artist based in Perth, whose practice is centred upon painting. He has exhibited regularly since graduating from (WAIT) Curtin University in 1983 and in his early career was a member of a Perth based group of artists committed to representation and figuration, later exhibiting as Oddfellows. Over thirty years he has conducted studio practices in Melbourne, (1990-96) and Esperance, WA (1997-2002).
André Lipscombe is represented in private and public Collections in Western Australia including City of Swan, Curtin University of Technology, Edith Cowan University, Shire of Mundaring, Shire of Esperance, St John of God Hospital and University of Western Australia.
DEBBIE MILLARD | TREASURER
Debbie is a Chartered Accountant, and experienced Chief Financial Officer, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has been a Finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards. She is an experienced non-executive director having served on the Boards of a number of not-for-profit organisations, primarily in the arts, community services and leadership development arenas. She has specific governance experience with Chairing Finance & Risk Committees, CEO recruitment and CEO transition. Currently her other Board commitment is with the Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of WA. Previously, she has sat on the Board of Leadership WA and YMCA Perth acting as Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee for both organisations.
Debbie lives in Darlington and likes to dabble with chalk pastels every now and then
MIKAELA CASTLEDINE I Secretary
Mikaela Castledine is an award winning artist and published writer, with a degree in Applied Science and an MA in Writing and Literature. She has been a professional artist for nearly 30 years, working in collage and sculpture. She was born in the Western Australian wheat-belt, grew up in the Perth hills and returned with her family to live in Kalamunda in the early 2000’s.
CR. KATE DRIVER | COUNCIL DELEGATE
Cr. Kate Driver is welcomed to the MAC board as the appointed Shire of Mundaring representative. Kate has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) UWA, a background in performance art and has worked on the International Arts Space Board and in the area of Corporate services and finance.
Caroline is the co- creator of Taylor’s Art and Coffee House, currently working with the Swan Valley Tourism Alliance and supporting Western Australian food events such as the Gourmet Escape, Gascogne Food Festival, Taste of Great Southern and WA Day. Raised in the Swan Valley surrounded by multicultural food traditions and the visual arts, she is passionate about supporting ethical, sustainable farming practices and encouraging chefs and consumers to be more responsible with their buying power. Working as a chef consultant, social media advisor and Swan Valley Food Ambassador with hospitality businesses her focus is on quality food offerings, marketing and events.
Currently working as General Manager at Propel Youth Arts WA, the peak body for youth arts in Western Australia, Jamie has been entrenched in Perth’s creative sector for over 15 years and has taken on various roles as arts practitioner and arts worker.
Upon completing Bachelors of Arts in Performance Studies at Curtin University and in Arts Management at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Jamie spent nine years in venue management and logistical roles at His Majesty’s Theatre, the State Theatre Centre of WA, and the Perth International Arts Festival. Jamie also worked as Communications & Development Manager at Strut Dance, where he had significant input in the changes and rebranding of that organisation as a national choreographic centre.
KIERAN KINSELLA OAM
Kieran Kinsella has held significant leadership roles in urban renewal in Western Australia since 2000 and in that period he has overseen the delivery of major transformational projects for Western Australia including Elizabeth Quay, Perth City Link (including Yagan Square), Riverside, Subiaco and the revitalisation of Midland. His strong commitment to place making that celebrates high quality public art is evident in all of the public spaces he has been involved creating.
While working in the Gascoyne in the early 1990’s he became involved with community arts development commencing with the Gascoyne Arts Council. From this early engagement he became an inaugural Board Member of Country Arts WA and was Chairman from 1994 to 1997. He was a Board Member of the Art Gallery of Western Australia for six years (2004-2009) and the inaugural Chairman of Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Cultural and Heritage Centre from 2006 to 20011.
He has significant experience working with Government and not-for-profit Boards, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in January 2018 for services to Urban Redevelopment, and to the Arts.
Amanda Alderson is a curator, artist, arts worker, designer and lecturer. Focusing on emergent/new media, hybrid, visual and contemporary arts, she has been an active member of WA’s vibrant artistic community since 1995. Born in Western Australia, Amanda studied sculpture at the School of Art, Curtin University of Technology and interdisciplinary studies at the Western Australian School of Art, Design and Media. She works in diverse media, including new media and electronic art, jewellery, sculpture, textiles, utilising play and narrative.