Channon Goodwin, Director
Channon Goodwin is the current Director of Bus Projects. Prior to this position, he worked as Program Coordinator – Visual Arts at Metro Arts, Brisbane (2009-2012) and Project Assistant, Exhibition Management at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (2007-2008). Channon was a founding Co-Director (2007-2011) and Chair (2011-2012) of the Board of Boxcopy, Brisbane. His recent projects include: ‘Put Up a Signal’ (residency and exhibition project at MES56 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia) ‘Thank you very much’ and ‘Surface Noise’ (Bus Projects), ‘1769 – 1782’ (Museum of Brisbane), ‘The Knowledge’ (Singapore residency supported by 2011 Next Wave and Asialink), ‘Simple Pleasures’ (2010 Next Wave Festival) and ‘Grid North’ (The Block, Queensland University of Technology). He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art) with Honours from Queensland University of Technology, and has shown his work locally and nationally in group and solo exhibitions.
Madé Spencer-Castle, Gallery Curator
Madé Spencer-Castle is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and occasional writer. Madé was a founding Director of DUDSPACE, and was a committee member of Kings Artist-Run from 2012–14. Recent curatorial projects include 'With Compliments', 'Transference' and 'Family Photos B' at Bus Projects, 'These Economies', Sydney Contemporary, 'Mnemonic Arrangements', The Emata Building, Medellín, 'dudproject #1' and 'dudproject #2' (co-curated with Lyndal May Stewart), Kings Artist-Run and DUMMY (co- curated with Alice Mathieu), Mailbox Art Space. Madé is currently working on a major curatorial project with the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, which will be presented in 2018. Madé graduated with First Class Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012, and is currently a MFA by Research Candidate at Monash University Art, Design and Architecture.
Nina Mulhall, Program Coordinator
Nina Mulhall is an interdisciplinary artist and community development worker. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently doing a Masters of Community and Arts Practice also at the VCA. Nina has shown her work across Australia in both group and solo shows and has worked with communities across Victoria, developing visual arts projects, educational projects and documentaries.
Nella Themelios (Chair)
Nella Themelios is a curator, writer and producer. She currently holds the position of Creative Producer at Design Hub, RMIT and is also the Chair of the Board of Victorian artist run initiative, Bus Projects. Previous to this she was the Coordinating Curator at Craft Victoria, the peak body for craft and design in Melbourne. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Cultural Studies) and a Graduate Certificate (Art History) from the University of Melbourne and is currently completing a Masters degree in Curatorship at the same institution. She has written numerous catalogue essays and produced projects across a variety of disciplines. Recent curatorial projects include: Signature Style (2013) (a NETS touring exhibition); Dolci & Kabana: #thathautecouturefeeling (with Ricarda Bigolin) (2013); Bless: No 38 Windowgarden (2011); Play with your Food (with Drew Pettifer) (21010/11), The Sound Playground (with Amelia Barikin) (2010); Chicks on Speed: Viva la Craft! (2009).
Kim Brockett (Vice Chair)
Kim Brockett is a curator, writer and arts fundraiser. She is currently the Development Executive at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), has been a regular contributor to Vault magazine since 2013, and is also on the Board of un Projects. Previous experience include roles at Malthouse Theatre, Craft, Neon Parc and Art Stage Singapore as well as development internships at the Museum of Modern Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Kim holds a Master of Art Curatorship and a Bachelor of Arts (Art History & Cinema Studies) from the University of Melbourne.
Georgina Lee (Treasurer)
Georgina Lee is a Melbourne based visual artist and Principal at Mercer, a global consulting leader in investments, retirement, talent and health. Georgina has over 8 years’ experience working in the financial services industry in various analyst and consulting roles. She is currently a business development manager for Mercer’s superannuation consulting business, helping superannuation funds and employers on a breadth of issues ranging from defined benefit actuarial management, fund governance, to post-retirement income strategies. She has also worked closely with senior management which involved strategic planning for Mercer’s Asia Pacific Retirement business, operational finance management and business budgeting. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degrees from Monash University, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Visual Art (Victorian College of the Arts) and Graduate Diploma in Arts (Art History) at the University of Melbourne.
Hugh Griffiths (Secretary)
Hugh Griffiths is a Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Previous to this he was a Lawyer, Mergers & Acquisitions at Herbert Smith Freehills.
Monika Bognar is a Melbourne-based arts administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Certificate in Arts and Community Engagement from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently completing a Master of Arts and Cultural Management from the University of Melbourne where is focusing her studies on sustainable funding for the arts in Australia. She is currently an Arts Officer at Moonee Valley City Council's Incinerator Gallery and has previously held various positions at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in administration, finance and development.
Anita Cummins is a Melbourne based administrator, visual artist and curator. She is currently the Studio Manager at Emily Green, a jewellery design studio, and the Vice Treasurer at Bus Projects. Previously Anita was the Retail Co-ordinator at Craft Victoria. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Italian language) and a Diploma of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) from the University of Melbourne. Anita curated the Craft window exhibition space between 2013-14 and has exhibited locally in solo and group shows. Recent solo shows include Airbnb guest, Sideshow (2016), Living Lab of Beauty, Long Division (2015) and Quick Copy, Bus Projects (2013).
Pippa Milne is a Melbourne-based curator and writer. She holds a Master of Art Curatorship from Melbourne University and a Bachelor of Arts (Art History) and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She is the Curator at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and a board member of artist-run initiative Bus Projects. Pippa is the 2015 Australia Council Emerging Curator for Victoria and will travel to the Venice Biennale in May. In 2013, she was the inaugural Venice Biennale Intern with Melbourne University and the Australia Council. Pippa has been involved with projects at Gertrude Contemporary, Seventh Gallery and Platform Gallery. She writes for a number of publications, including Vault, Museums Australia Magazine, Un Magazine, Artlink Australia and Raven Contemporary.
Caraline a Melbourne-based arts administrator, editor and communications specialist. She is currently Marketing and Communications Manager at Malthouse Theatre. She has held roles in communications and publishing at Artspace, Sydney (2011-15) and SCAPE Public Art in Christchurch, New Zealand (2009-11). She has managed and edited a number of publications including Justene Williams: The Curtain Breathed Deeply; Quixotic Visions: Tino La Bamba's Great Australian Adventure; monographs on the work of Deborah Kelly, Paul Saint and Alex Gawronski; and Artspace’s Column series (Issues 7-10). Caraline holds a Masters in Contemporary Art from the University of Manchester, Sotheby's Institute of Art in London.