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 and curator, who joins Bus Projects after recently returning from a curatorial residency at the Campos de Gutiérrez Foundation in Medellín, Colombia. Madé is a founding Director of DUDSPACE, and was a committee member of Kings Artist-Run from 2012–14. Recent curatorial projects include Mnemonic Arrangements, The Emata Building, Medellín, dudproject #1 (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 as part of the Tasmanian International Arts Festival in 2017. Madé graduated with First Class Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012.
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 Melbourne-based curator, writer and arts fundraiser. She is currently ACCA’s Corporate Partnerships Coordinator and previous to this she has worked at Malthouse Theatre, Craft, Neon Parc and Art Stage Singapore. In 2013/14 Kim undertook development internships at the Museum of Modern Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Kim has produced projects and exhibitions at Gertrude Contemporary, Bus Projects, and Craft, and has written for Vault, Composite Journal and West Space Journal. Currently she is working on an exhibition exchange between Værelset in Copenhagen and Bus Projects. 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.
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.
Alison Lasek is an arts writer, curator and professional based in Melbourne. She currently holds the position of Public Programs Coordinator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and is studying Graduate Certificate in Arts (Art History) at the University of Melbourne. She was a participant in the 2012 Gertrude Contemporary and Art & Australia Emerging Writers Program and holds Graduate Certificate in Visual Art from Victorian College of the Arts and Bachelor Business (Marketing) from Monash University.
Marcin Wojcik completed his Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) in Sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2010. His work uses the theatricality of performance and its manifestation as roles, props and scenes to interrogate the themes of exploration, masculinity, adventure and adversity.
Mikala Tai is the newly appointed director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. She also lectures and tutors at RMIT and University of Melbourne in Contemporary Art and Contemporary Asian Art in both the undergraduate and masters programs. As a curator and cultural programmer Mikala has worked on a broad range of Asian Australian arts initiatives, as well as founding and directing Supergraph – Australia’s Contemporary Graphic Art Fair. Her past clients include the Melbourne Fashion Festival, Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. She has recently submitted her PhD at UNSW Art & Design examining how the social and economic character of major Chinese cities have influenced their local art scenes.