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THE WIRED LAB – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Wired Lab has a dynamic and committed Board of Directors.

BRIEF SUMMARY

NAME

ROLE/POSITION & AREA OF EXPERTISE

Andrew Clinton Chairman. Business, law & governance
Sarah Last Artistic Director & CEO – Artist/Curator & TWL founder
Steve Mayhew Treasurer. Arts administration, interdisciplinary arts & governance
Chloe Martin-Nicolle Solicitor with expertise in copyright, IP, commercial law, governance & business management
Brett Galvin Secretary. Communications, PR, events, philanthropy & business
David Burraston Artist/Musician & TWL foundation member. Computer Scientist.
Adam Bell Web infrastructure & development

 

EXPANDED BIOGRAPHIES

ANDREW CLINTON - CHAIRMAN

ANDREW is currently one of the owners of Junee Railway Workshop Pty Ltd - accredited rail operator that repairs, maintains and services railway locomotives and rolling stock in Junee NSW. It is a major privately owned employer in Junee. He has had three decades as a company director in the commercial field.

Andrew also has considerable local government experience and was on the Junee Shire Council from 2008-2015. Where he served as Deputy Mayor. He is also a board Member Goldenfields Water County Council and brings an added layer of Local Government  experience.

Andrew has personally been a significant sponsor and benefactor to the arts in the Riverina and has been involved in contemporary arts projects since the presentation of the ‘Unsound04′ experimental sound arts festival. which he hosted at the Junee Railway Roundhouse in 2004. He is currently the Treasurer of Junee Arts Council and previously held a number of positions in various Sydney NFP’s some 20 years ago.

Andrew is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and his training was in Arts and Law at Sydney University. He never practiced as a lawyer but has referred to his legal training throughout his business career. Prior to moving to Junee in 2001 his career in Sydney was in sales, marketing and sailing.

Andrew is married to Judi and between them they have children from 39 to 9. They live in Junee and foster to two Indigenous girls ages 12 and 9.

Andrew brings considerable commercial, local government and NFP experience overlayed on a legal background and is a proven supporter for The Wired Lab’s activities and philosophy.

 

SARAH LAST - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / CEO  & PUBLIC OFFICER

SARAH is the founding member of The Wired Lab. She is an artist and curator with specialisation in the interdisciplinary arts of sound, experimental art forms and Community Cultural Development (CCD). Sarah has been producing site specific cross-disciplinary projects in rural/regional NSW for the past eleven years and has been an active contributor to the national recognition of rigorous contemporary and experimental art practice(s) emanating from the regional context

Sarah has over 14 years experience in arts administration where she held senior roles in a number of arts organisations such as Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and Booranga Writers Centre.

Sarah was a core member / Curator of Wagga Space Program 2001-2006 where she developed the legendary ‘unsound’ festivals experimental arts/sound programs (2003, 2004, 2006). Under Sarah’s curatorship The Wired Lab received an inaugural ‘ArtLab’ grant from Australia Council (2007), which led to the establishment of the organisation as a NFP in 2009. Since then, under Sarah’s leadership, the organisation has gone on to receive support from Arts NSW, Australia Council, RANSW, the British Council and Country Arts SA. The Wired Lab has received international recognition and is regarded as an important fixture in Australia’s arts ecology, particularly for the organisations’ unique exploration of the regional/rural context via its programming mix of experimental and emerging art forms, CCD and sector development for Australian artists.

Recently Sarah’s ‘Southern Encounter’ project, which was commissioned for the 2012 Regional Arts Australia conference, won two APRA/AMC Art Music Awards for Excellence for ‘Experimental Music’ and ‘Regional Area’ amongst a competitive national field. No other artist or organization has achieved this at the APRA/AMC awards.

Last recently completed a term as the nominated Cootamundra Shire Council representative for the Board of Eastern Riverina Arts (2011- 2014). Previously she has sat on assessment panels for Australia Council, was Board member for Eastern Riverina Arts Program (04-06), Vice-Chair of the Wagga City Council Cultural Advisory Committee (04-06) and member of the Cootamundra Aboriginal Girls Training Home Centenary Commemoration Committee (2012).

 

BRETT GALVIN – SECRETARY

BRETT is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of The Mint Partners, Australia’s leading lifestyle communications agency. Brett has worked in PR / Communications for over 20 years. He has a strong history in the luxury lifestyle space, having worked on major events such as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia; luxury Swiss watchmaker IWC Watches; David Jones and numerous other internationally recognised brands (Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Johanna Johnson).

Brett has extensive experience and maintains deep-rooted contacts in the art space in Australia and New Zealand, working on a number of launches including the innovative QT Hotels & Resorts Brand with a definite tie to the arts, Art Series Hotels, Tim Olsen Gallery and the launch of Dr. John Olsen’s 80th birthday celebration exhibition. Brett is a leading professional in his field and often invited to comment on the industry. He is currently completing his Masters in Business Management at UNSW.

THE MINT PARTNERS is Australia’s leading lifestyle communications agency. Built on unsurpassable relationships with Australian media and key influencer networks, the agency offers a strategic approach with a creative flair. In its ninth year of operation, the agency has forged a reputation for exceptional results working across some of the world’s ultimate lifestyle brands excelling in all aspects of the communications sphere – public relations, activations & experiential, social media & events. It’s their passion for their clients, for the industry and for their people that identifies The Mint Partners. Through their delivery, they have proven to make more noise in the Australian market across all channels, than any other agency when it comes to arts, travel and lifestyle offerings. http://www.themintpartners.com.au/

 

STEVE MAYHEW – TREASURER

STEVE is a director, curator and an award winning creative producer. He has held diverse roles, managing companies such as Junction Theatre and Brink Productions; directing and dramturging alongside artists such as interactive media director Sam Haren, theatre company isthisyours? and choreographer Larissa McGowan; creative producing for the Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Hong Kong Fringe Club. He was the recipient of the Australia Council’s Camden Head Community Cultural Development Residency, Asialink residency with Hong Kong Fringe Club, and a participant artist in Time_Place_Space 2004. Since 1996 Steve’s work in regional areas of South Australia has been broad and long-lasting.

He is currently Creative Producer, Performance Development at Country Arts SA developing contemporary professional performance in regional South Australia and has commissioned many new works featuring regional artists for touring and festivals across the country.  He was the Artistic Director of the 2012 National Regional Arts Conference and Festival held in Goolwa, South Australia.

Steve has served a term on the Australia Council for the Arts Theatre Board and has extensive experience on state and national arts funding panels. He has spoken publicly at various national and international arts forums and conferences on the cutting edges of regional practice and has been a board member of 3D radio (Adelaide community radio), Urban Myth Theatre of Youth, Arts Industry Council of South Australia and Restless Dance Theatre.

In 2014 Steve co-founded Performance & Art Development Agency – a new contemporary arts organisation that develops artists and their works through curated programming with colleague and fellow curator Emma Webb.

DAVID BURRASTON 

DAVID is an artist and scientist who has been involved in audio-visual technology and electronic arts of sound since the late 70s. From the early 80′s on he has investigated cellular automata, chaos, fractals and other mathematical systems for his artistic ends using digital and analogue technologies. Since these early experiments he has worked with collaborators as diverse as the British Telecom and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab research laboratories in areas such as Artificial Life and Virtual Reality. Of particular note the ALIVE (Artificial Life Interactive Video Environment) project from MIT Media Lab.

David has also collaborated with many artists including Aphex Twin, Garry Bradbury, Alan Lamb, Chris Watson and Chris Mann. David has given a number of guest lectures at Universities and international conferences. In 2008 he became a member of the ARC funded initiative COSNET (Complex Open Systems Research Network). He is a founding member of the Electronic Music Foundation Institute.

In 2007 David’s PhD abstract was voted ‘best’ in 2007 by international peer-reviewed Leonardo Abstracts Service due to its special relevance in art/science. This resulted in an invitation to write a paper about  thesis for Leonardo Journal and have thesis abstract published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac. David also serves as a reviewer for Leonardo Journal.

Since 2007 he has been collaborating with Sarah Last as a core member of The Wired Lab and its associated projects such as its workshop series, the ‘Rolling Stock’ and ‘Southern Encounter’ projects. In 2013 his ‘Rainwire’ project received a highly competitive Creative Australia grant.

David has been operating an independent art/science music studio called Noyzelab since 1981. http://www.noyzelab.com

 

CHLOE MARTIN-NICOLLE

CHLOE currently works at Media Arts Lawyers, a small boutique firm which has a large music based practice. Chloe previously hailed from a mid tier intellectual property group where she gained experience in both litigation and commercial law, including a lot of work surrounding copyright.

Chloe has worked on copyright litigation matters including the High Court matter of Roadshow Films v iiNet, and has commercial experience working for radio stations, image providers and large corporate entities. More recently, Chloe has been working with artists, managers, record labels, publishers and fashion designers in all facets of commercial and entertainment law.

Chloe holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours as well as a Bachelor Degree in Business majoring in Management. She is passionate about music and spends her weekends DJing in bars and clubs.

MEDIA ARTS LAWYERS – For over 20 years, Media Arts Lawyers has given practical and commercial legal advice to artists, brands, events and companies throughout the entertainment industry. Acting for high-profile acts and enterprises alongside fledgling creative and commercial projects, we set the benchmark for creatively strategic legal solutions.  http://www.mediaartslawyers.com/

 

ADAM BELL 

ADAM is a Musician, Printmaker, Graphic Designer and Web Developer. He is currently Manager of Web Development and Design at the Australian War Memorial. He has over twelve years experience as professional web designer and developer, principally working with PHP, HTML, CSS and Jquery. Currently working with Drupal and Solr to publish the Australian War Memorial’s vast collections, archives and biographical records. His current projects include linked data and semantic web initiatives for AWM.

Independent web responsibilities include Unsound Poland, and he annually designs FourW, the annual poetry and prose publication of Booranga Writers Centre. Adam has over 16 years experience in local government, historical and arts institutions in various roles including Board member, Manager,  reporting staff member and volunteer.  Bell was the founding member and Chair of the Wagga Space Program 2000-2006,  and he is a member of Megalo Print Workshop, Canberra. He is currently the lead singer and guitarist of ‘The King Hits’. Prior to moving to Canberra Adam was a long-term resident of the NSW Riverina region where The Wired Lab is based, and for 5 years served as the Cultural Officer for Wagga Wagga City Council. Linked in page: http://au.linkedin.com/in/adamjohnbell