The Board of Contemporary Art Tasmania is comprised of eight Directors elected by the Contemporary Art Tasmania membership and has provision for up to three Appointed Directors, co-opted for their expertise. The Board oversees the management and finances of the company and meets bi-monthly. Contemporary Art Tasmania also offers a Board mentorship each year. The Board is assisted by Sub-Committees for Programs, Communications and Engagement, and Touring.

The organisation is run by a small team, comprising a Director and part-time staff. All employees are active participants in the local arts community, many of them as artists.

Georgia Lucy, The New Tasmanian Team (detail), 2023. Image: Rémi Chauvin


Patricia Brassington

Board Members

Troy Ruffels
Artist, Lecturer in Art, UTAS

Scott Ashby
Barrister, Solicitor and Director of Bass Legal

Chris Arneaud-Clarke
Theorist, Writer

Michelle Maynard
WaPa representative; Manager – Indigenous Fashion Projects

Theia Connell
Artist, Curator and Facilitator

Gabriella Coslovich
Writer, Freelance Journalist


Abigail Foley
Independent Consultant

Fernando do Campo
Artist, Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney

Raef Sawford
Design + Content Director, DarkLab



Michael Edwards

Kylie Johnson

Exhibitions and Touring
Jason James

Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie

Nadia Refaei

Gallery Technicians
Robert O’Connor
Jon Smeathers
Gallery Attendants
Hannah Foley
Georgia Lucy
Priya Vunaki

Program Committee

Fernando do Campo
Artist, Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney

Theia Connell
Artist, Curator and Facilitator

Michael Edwards 
Director, Contemporary Art Tasmania

Kylie Johnson
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Program Committee Coordinator

Sarah Wallace
Assistant Curator, Mona

Jon Smeathers
Curatorial Mentee 2023/2024

Touring Committee

Jane Barlow
Plimsoll Gallery Exhibitions Manager, UTAS School of Creative Arts

Ashley Bird
Acting Senior Curator, QVMAG

Joe Bugden
CEO, Salamanca Arts Centre

Malcom Bywaters
Director, Academy Gallery

Tracey Cockburn
Arts and Cultural Development Co-ordinator, Clarence City Council

Geoff Dobson
Director, Devonport Regional Gallery

Michael Edwards
Director, Contemporary Art Tasmania

Peter Hughes
Senior Curator Decorative Arts, TMAG

Mark Viner
Executive Manager, Burnie Regional Art Gallery

Communications & Engagement Committee

Michael Edwards
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Director

Rebecca Fitzgibbon
Writer, Cultural worker, Events Media Manager, Dark Lab

Nadia Refaei
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Communications

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