STAFF

Tom Mùller – Artistic Director | CEO | Co-Founder

Tom is an established multi-disciplinary artist with an active international practice spanning the realms of site-responsive and temporal projects. His work has been included in major exhibitions and Institutions including 'The National' at Carriageworks, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Adelaide Biennial, Biennale de la Chaux-de-Fonds, and the upcoming Northern Alps Triennale in Japan. He has been the recipient of multiple Australia Council grants, the inaugural winner of the Qantas Contemporary Art prize, a mid-career Fellowship from the Department of Culture and the Arts. In 2009, he was awarded the Basel international residency program through the Christoph Merian Stiftung. He was mentored by the Russian-American conceptual artist Ilya Kabakov in New York, and studied Anthroposophy at Emerson College in London. He holds a BFA (first class honours) in Sculpture from Curtin University of Technology. In 2017, Tom co-founded the Fremantle Biennale. Tom also sits on the National Association for the Visual Arts Board as an elected artist representative.

Katherine Wilkinson – Program Director | Executive Producer

Katherine is an independent producer and curator with a practice centred in socially-engaged, site-responsive and live contemporary art practices. Alongside her role with the Fremantle Biennale she is a Curator at DADAA and a Producer with Perth Festival (Witness Stand, 2021; Five Short Blasts, 2019). Previously she was the Special Projects and Revealed Coordinator at Fremantle Arts Centre and the founding Curator of Know Thy Neighbour, a series of Perth-based context-responsive art projects presented by International Art Space. She has worked on independent and collaborative projects with a range of institutions including, Artsource, the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, the Perth Public Art Foundation, the City of Melville, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Venice Biennale. Katherine works, lives and swims on the lands and waters of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation.

Corine Van Hall – Program Associate | Co-Founder

Corine is a creative producer, curator and director. As Public Art Coordinator for the City of Fremantle, Corine leads the City's commitment to commissioning innovative public art and is a founding director of the Fremantle Biennale. As a consultant for the WA State Percent for Art Scheme, Corine works all over the state and directly with many of WA's contemporary visual artists. She is passionate to foster the development of the arts in WA and has broad experience across the arts sector. She has previously worked as exhibition coordinator at the Art Gallery of WA, managing director of the Mark Howlett Foundation, coordinator of Tresillian Arts Centre, exhibition manager at the Fremantle Prison and event producer at the Artrage Festival.

Kate Hulett – Development Director

Kate manages creative space activation projects in WA (under the moniker, MANY Projects) - with a focus on repurposing disused spaces into artist studios, large-scale maker workshops and retail propositions - specially targeted at the small, creative business sector. Working closely with councils, building owners, developers and local communities to deliver positive social outcomes, she is also a member of the Destination Marketing Working Group for the City of Fremantle. Holding a Degree in Psychology, Kate has over a decade experience in the UK working in Public Affairs, stakeholder management and community engagement for blue chip companies and award-winning marketing agencies. Kate also owns the Fremantle concept store, Kate and Abel, runs her own-label hat brand, St Saviours hats, and co-owns the earring company, Pierce, I love you.

Emma Hewitt – Creative Learning Program Manager

Emma Hewitt is a program producer and multidisciplinary artist who specialises in working with children and young people. Her practice is concerned with site-specific and social engagement, celebrating the stories, identities and experiences of young people as citizens, creators and artists. Emma has delivered innovative projects with arts and cultures organisations across Australia and overseas. She was previously Learning and Engagement Manager at WA Museum Boola Bardip, Education Manager at Perth Festival, as well as roles with State Library Victoria and State Library Queensland. As a consultant, she has worked with City of Fremantle, 100 Story Building and Department of Education and Training (Victoria). Her work is underpinned by a belief in children's and human rights. She uses a child-centred approach to program design, to create collaborative, creative and engaging programs that support and challenge children and young people. Her work is informed by tertiary qualifications in Primary Teaching and a Masters of Development Studies (University of Melbourne), including a thesis focused on conceptions of Aboriginal children's rights in Australia.


Rohin Kickett - Program Associate

Rohin Kickett is a Nyoongar artist from the Balardong region and was born in 1986 in Northam, Western Australia. Rohin come's from a family with many artists and was inspired by his Uncles to start creating art. His art practice revolves around paint and photography with an emphasis on mark making. The inspiration behind his work comes from experiencing and seeing first hand the effects that colonisation has had on his family and also explores his connection to country. The purpose is to help people better understand the issues Aboriginal people are facing, and help build stronger relationships.

Eli Smith - Production Manager

Eli Smith is a veteran of artist services. A practising visual artist, Eli combines a creative and collaborative approach with over 20 years of technical expertise. Eli has significant experience bringing large scale arts and infrastructure projects to fruition. Highlights of these include managing an installation team on the WA Museum Boola Bardip renovation project, managing or working on three large institutional collection relocations, coordinating a significant renovation project at Latrobe Regional Gallery in Victoria and managing the technical aspects of the exhibition 'Rene Magritte: the Revealing Image' in Australia and Hong Kong. As an artist, he won the inaugural Perrine Contemporary Art Award, has been a finalists in the Lester prize and is collected/exhibited nationally.

Kelsey Ashe – Associate Researcher

Dr. Kelsey Ashe is an artist, writer, independent curator and Lecturer in the School of Design and Built Environment at Curtin University. Her works in textiles, print and film, which explore realms of hidden heritage, constructed mythology and the post-colonial exotic have been exhibited Nationally and Internationally, including at the iconic Sedona Arts Centre in Arizona, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, Site: Brooklyn Gallery New York and the National Gallery of Victoria. Kelsey's PhD (Art) investigated how artists construct personal narratives drawn from the Australian landscape, merged with their own multi-cultural or trans-oriental influences, whilst still honouring embedded local mythologies. As an alumni Fremantle Biennale artist (2019) and Fremantle based curator, Kelsey has a special interest in exploring the layered social and cultural history of Walyalup and how artists and their audiences can unearth new stories and create new shared traditions whilst acknowledging and engaging with first nation culture. The recipient of 7 DLGSC creative development grants, Kelsey enjoys fostering cultural production for WA creatives via her curatorial entity Dark Swan Exhibitions and other events. Most recently Kelsey was appointed co-editor of UK based Surrealist Arts Journal 'The Debutante' and was able to extend her interest in writing and researching about women artists in contemporary Surrealism.

Delwyn Everard - Legal Advisor

Delwyn is passionate about the arts and social justice. She provides practical strategic advice to creatives, arts organisations and businesses. Her expertise lies in business governance, business contracts and all forms of intellectual property including Indigenous cultural intellectual property. Her style is collaborative and empowering.

Thea Verall - Accounts