Janet Holmes à Court, AC
Appointed in 2018 under Section 6(1)(a) of the Art Gallery Act 1959 – Term Ends 2022
Janet Holmes à Court AC is owner of the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. She is Chair of The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF). She is a Board Member of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), a member of the Centenary Trust for Women Board of Advisors at the University of Western Australia, the State Buildings Advisory Board Western Australia and Commissioner for Australia for the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Dr Clarissa Ball
Appointed in 2019 under Section 6(1)(a) of the Art Gallery of the Art Gallery Act 1959 – Term Ends 2022
Dr Clarissa Ball is an art historian with particular interests in late nineteenth and twentieth century art and photography. Clarissa is currently the Head of the History of Art at the University of Western Australia where she is also the Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies. In 2018 she was appointed to the position of Deputy Director of the International Consortium, University Based Institutes of Advanced Studies. She previously held the positions of Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Fine Arts at UWA (2009-2005) and Chief Examiner for TEE Art (2005-1999) and was a member of the then Department of Corrective Services Youth Justice Board (2017-2014).
Appointed in 2022 under Section 6(1)(a) of the Art Gallery Act 1959 – Term Ends 2025
Michael Bohn is a Chartered Accountant with over 13 years of audit and risk assurance experience across Australia and Norway with KPMG. Working predominantly with ASX and internationally listed clients, he specialises in complex accounting, risk assessments and financial statements related advice. Michael’s personal interests include a passion for music, art and architecture, and his previous voluntary commitments include supporting the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA and the Young Chartered Accountants Panel WA. He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia holding a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Accounting; Corporate Finance) and a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts; Italian) and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Appointed in 2021 under Section 6(1)(b) of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Act | Ex Officio, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Lanie Chopping is Director General of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. She has extensive experience in regulatory and citizen-focused roles across Western Australia’s public sector.
Lanie was formerly the Commissioner for Consumer Protection and the Acting Executive Director for Consumer Protection at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. She has also held senior positions at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, the Economic Regulation Authority and the West Australian Council of Social Service.
Appointed in 2017 under Section 6(1)(a) of the Art Gallery of the Art Gallery Act 1959 – Term Ends 2023
John Day was a member of the Western Australian Parliament for 24 years until 2017, representing the Darling Range and Kalamunda electorates successively. During his Parliamentary career, John served in a wide range of roles, including as Minister for Culture and the Arts from 2008 to 2017, and Minister for Planning (2008 to 2016). Through these two portfolios, he was a strong advocate for the State's cultural institutions, and for revitalisation of the Perth Cultural Centre precinct. Other portfolios for which he was responsible across three periods of government include Health, Science and Innovation, Police and Emergency Services. John is also Chairman of the board of the State Library of W.A. and is an Honorary Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia. He is a graduate of the University of W.A. in Science and Dentistry, and prior to election to Parliament was a dentist with the Perth Dental Hospital and in private practice.
Appointed in 2020 under Section 6(1)(a) of the of the Art Gallery Act 1959 – Term Ends 2023
Carol Innes is the Aboriginal Co-Chair of Reconciliation WA. Carol is a Co-Director of the Danjoo Koorliny Initiative based in the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia.
Carol was previously Manager Aboriginal Cultural Heritage & Arts at the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority concentrating on Aboriginal engagement in the urban development projects that the organisation delivers.
Carol has worked across Federal and State government agencies, and in the not for profit area and in Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations. Carol has been working in the arts sector for many years. Carol is experienced in government at both State and Federal levels and in the community arts sector and is a certified trainer and assessor, facilitator and advocate of community cultural development. Carol is a mother and grandmother and is a very strong advocate for raising the profile of Noongar people in Western Australia.
Carol has a strong commitment to make a difference in our community to build stronger and meaningful relationships across our community to appreciate each other in all sectors.
Dr Toni Wilkinson
Appointed in 2016 under Section 6(1)(a) of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Act – Term Ends 2022
Toni Wilkinson is a photographer and coordinator of Photography and Illustration at the School of Design and Built Environment, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University in Western Australia. Toni has exhibited internationally and widely throughout Australia and her photographs are held in significant national collections such as the National Portrait Gallery, Art Gallery WA, City of Perth, Murdoch University Art Collection, Edith Cowan University Art Collection, St John of God Murdoch Hospital and others. Toni is also a member of Art Collective WA.
Previously he was the Executive Director, Culture and the Arts at the West Australian State Government’s Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. In this role he was the DLGSC’s representative on the boards of AGWA, Western Australian Museum, State Library of Western Australia, the Perth Theatre Trust and Healthway. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia.
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