Arts Minister Simon Crean today announced appointments to the National Portrait Gallery Board, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia Board and National Museum of Australia Council.
Torres Strait Islander artist and curator Mr Brian Robinson has been appointed as a new member of the National Portrait Gallery Board.
â€śAs a skilled sculptor, painter and print-maker as well as an experienced exhibition curator, Mr Robinson will bring the artistâ€™s perspective and extensive knowledge of the Indigenous arts industry to the National Portrait Gallery Board,â€ť Mr Crean said.
â€śMr Robinson has served a number of terms on the Board of the Queensland Art Gallery and played a pivotal role in developing the Indigenous arts industry, particularly in Queensland where he was appointed to the stateâ€™s Indigenous Reference Panel.â€ť
Founding Managing Director of the award-winning Carbon Media production company, Mr Wayne Denning has joined the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia Board as a new member.
â€śWith experience on productions such as the highly acclaimed multi-platform childrenâ€™s game show Letterbox and the documentary From the Ashes, Mr Denning will be an asset to the Board,â€ť Mr Crean said.
â€śAs a proud Birri Gubba man, he will also help the Archive see through its commitment to building a collection which recognises Indigenous culture and the diversity of Australian communities.â€ť
Professor Andrea Hull AO and Mr John Morse AM have both been reappointed to the National Museum of Australia Council for a second term of three years.
Professor Hull AO is a former Director of the Victorian College of the Arts and has been involved in arts administration and policy development for more than 30 years.
Mr Morse AM provides the Council with valuable guidance on tourism and branding as a result of his experience with the Australian Tourism Commission and the development of Brand Australia.
â€śIâ€™m pleased that Professor Hull and Mr Morse will continue to work with the National Museum of Australia and contribute their expertise to the leadership of this national treasure,â€ť Mr Crean said.