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 arts producer and curator with an interest in socially-engaged, collaborative and site-responsive art practices. Alongside her role with the Fremantle Biennale she is the Curator & Project Manager at DADAA and Special Projects Coordinator at Fremantle Arts Centre. Previously she was the Creative Producer for Perth Festival's project, Five Short Blasts (2019), and 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 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 – Audience Engagement and Communication 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.

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