PUBLIC ARTS OFFICER - CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE.
Lizzy Marshall is a Western Sydney based curator, educator and writer. Her curatorial practice focuses on the subversive layers of resilience in the individual under the pressure of imperceptible “small compromissions” of society.
Working collaboratively with artists through conceptual frameworks Marshall curates responsive exhibitions that play on resonance and active engagement through the audience experience. Investigations include site-responsiveness and the permeability of the museum walls and of collections. Her exhibition making extends beyond traditional frameworks to encompass heritage buildings, object dense museums, a pristine rainforest, architecturally significant homes, the interior and exterior of regional built environments, and most recently a former industrial site.
She has held positions with The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin City Gallery – The Hugh Lane, The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, Sculpture at Scenic World, as well as consulting positions for Macquarie University Art Gallery and The National Trust – NSW.
As Public Arts Officer for Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, she is the Curator of the inaugural Turbine Hall Commission featuring Fiona Davies’ Blood on Silk: Last Seen.
BLUE MOUNTAINS BASED ARTIST AND TEACHER AT SPRINGWOOD HIGH SCHOOL.
Emma Rooney is an artist and local high school teacher. Currently teaching at Springwood High school as a casual teacher. As a visual arts graduate from UWS in 1990, Emma worked as a tutor in visual arts at UWS for 3 years. After completing a Masters of Art at COFA in 1995, Emma completed a DipEd in visual arts and has taught at Springwood High school , and other Blue Mountains public schools. As a practicing artist, her past experience includes various exhibitions in Sydney including Persepecta in 1991 and various shows in Sydney, at the Mori Gallery, and also in Norway in 1997 (as part of an artists symposium, where artists traversed a glacial landscape over 10 days).Recent exhibitions include group shows with Modern Art Projects, and the SLAB (an artist run space in Hazelbrook), and a group drawing show at NAS in 2016. Emma’s own art practice involves site specific installation work, including, drawing, sculpture and video.
Victor Alejandro Peralta
ARTIST & EXHIBITIONS MANAGER & DIRECTOR AT GALLERY ONE88 FINE ARTS.
Victor, is a portrait painter with works hanging in many private collections and galleries nationally and internationally.
His inspiration comes from the old and modern masters such as Rembrandt and John Singer Sargent. A multi award-winning artist, Victor has also entered the Archibald Prize with portraits of personalities – Derryn Hinch, Rhonda Burchmore, Australian Film Industry chairman Alan Finney and many others, with the Hinch and the Alan Finney paintings winning the People’s Choice Award at the Real Refuses at Darlinghurst Tap Gallery.
As Exhibitions Manager and Director or ONE88, Victor also curates all the exhibitions presented at the gallery which occupies a three story building on the main street of Katoomba.
Michael Jungura Askar
Michael Jungura Askar is a Girramay Elder now living in the Blue Mountains. He is a patron of local indigenous artists and a patron of the local Winmalee High School. Michael also teaches in various high schools throughout Sydney in Early Indigenous History elective subjects.
In early 2014 Michael won the right to paint for the Royal Family and his work “The Three Sisters” was presented to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by Carrissa his daughter when they visited the Blue Mountains. This painting took Michael four months to accomplish. A print of this painting is on display in the show. Look for number 234A.
Michael also sponsors the Michael Jungura Awards, given on an annual basis to encourage indigenous students throughout the Blue Mountains community. Last year, this award to the value of $500 went to a local young lady to help with her future education.
Michael also donates to many local organisations such as The Blue Mountains Bush Fire Brigade and The Gateway Services to name a few.