Meet our board
Victoria Lynn is Director of TarraWarra Museum of Art. From 2004 – 2012 Victoria was an independent curator. She was the visual arts curator for the Adelaide Festival in 2010 and 2012. In 2010 Victoria curated The Trickster, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea, 2010. In 2009 she was curator of Double Take, the Anne Landa Award for Video and New Media Arts, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney. In 2007 she curated turbulence, 3rd Auckland Triennial; Julie Rrap: Body Double, MCA, Sydney and Regarding Fear and Hope at Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne.
Previous roles include Director, Creative Development, ACMI and Curator, Contemporary Art, AGNSW. She was a Churchill Fellow in 2008, Councilor at the Australia Council, and Chair of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council, from 2001 – 2004, Chair and Board Member of The Performance Space, Sydney, from 1995 – 2000 and Commissioner for the Venice Biennale, 2004.
Emma Parker is the Managing Director of Isonomic Org, a leading mixed reality practice based in Sydney creating immersive experiences for training and special projects. She has a 20 year background in blue chip transformation and is a highly experienced change agent. Emma is now working on a project to deliver the longest Augmented Reality experience delivered globally to date, for a government project in NSW, Emma believes in challenging how and when technology can be used to engage and change users. She also has a background in Governance, Risk, Human Resources, Training and Efficiency.
Emma holds a Master in Public Policy, a masters in Coaching and a degree in Psychology. She is also graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and works as an advisor to small commercial and not for profit organisations
Mandie Drummond is Chief Financial Officer of JKLP Group (the owner of Jackalope Hotels), Willow Creek Vineyard, Black Star Pastry and The Rain Room. Prior to this she was the Senior Finance Manager at Strategy & Theatrical at Roadshow Films, a division of Village Roadshow Ltd, where she managed the Theatrical and Television finance functions.
Mandie holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance and is a Chartered Accountant. Having over 20 year experience across Arts, Entertainment, Hospitality and FMCG industries both locally and abroad, Mandie brings strong financial insight, and she is skilled at driving strategic intent and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships.
Daniel Crooks is a Melbourne-based artist working across digital video, photography and installation. His work probes our understanding of time and visual perception through manipulated images that compel us to re-examine our experience of reality. Crooks’ work is in private and public collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Crooks has held numerous solo exhibitions at galleries including Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia (2013), Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2013), Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia (2011), and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand (2010); and has participated in exhibitions at Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (2014), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013), Royal Academy of Arts, London (2013) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2012). Daniel is the second recipient of the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission, recently opened at ACMI, awarded biennially to an Australian artist to produce a new major moving image artwork.
Emma McRae is a writer and curator. From 2008-2017 Emma was Curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image where she curated exhibitions including Philippe Parreno: Thenabouts (2016), Daniel Crooks: Phantom Ride (2016), Candice Breitz: The Character (2013), Star Voyager: Exploring Space on Screen (2012), Game Masters (2012), and Hollywood Remix (2009). Emma also curated the ACMI presentation of touring exhibitions including David Bowie is (2015), Dreams Come True: The Art of Disney’s Classic Fairy Tales (2011), Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood (2010).
From 2004-2008 Emma was Project Manager & Associate Curator with Experimenta Media Arts, where she co-curated (with Liz Hughes) Experimenta Playground (2007) and Experimenta Vanishing Point (2005). Emma has also curated screening programs of Australian and international video art for various projects and festivals including the Next Wave Festival 2010, Urban Screens Melbourne 08, and the 53rd Sydney Film Festival, 2006. Emma’s writing has been published nationally and internationally in exhibition catalogues, and in publications including RealTime, un Magazine, Assemble Papers, ACE Broadsheet, and art.es.
Nathalie Kemp has more than 20 years of strategic marketing experience in the cultural, education and health space including roles at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney, the Melbourne Festival, the Melbourne Business School and the Royal Women’s Hospital. She is currently a Brand Strategist at Paoli Smith, an established creative agency offering the full spectrum of design, branding and digital services.
She is passionate about strong leadership and the power of storytelling. She has worked with some of the country’s leading artistic directors and curators to deliver major festivals, exhibitions and events. She has also worked with health professionals setting the benchmark in women’s health and piloting new approaches to patient care. As Head of Marketing & Sponsorship at the MCA, she helped secure major sponsors and worked on the delivery of 18 exhibitions including the Biennale of Sydney. She has been a member of the school council of Caulfield Junior College and the Artbeat Committee of the National Gallery of Victoria.
Philanthropy is a gift. For thousands of years generous benefactors, passionate about the power of art have enabled its creation. It is James’ passion to connect patrons to artists to ensure art is accessible and creative.
With over ten years in philanthropy in the tertiary sector, The Australian Ballet and now the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children; James will support Experimenta, to invite generous patrons who believe in our vision to join us.