The Board of Contemporary Art Tasmania is comprised of eight Directors elected by the Contemporary Art Tasmania membership and has provision for up to three Appointed Directors, co-opted for their expertise. The Board oversees the management and finances of the company and meets bi-monthly. Contemporary Art Tasmania also offers a Board mentorship each year. The Board is assisted by sub-Committees for Exhibitions, Marketing and Touring.

The organisation is run by a small team, comprising a Director and part time staff. All employees are active participants in the local arts community, many of them as artists.

Board Members

Elvio Brianese, Chairperson
Director, Liminal Studios

Scott Baddiley
Managing Partner, Crowe Horwath 

Jane Stewart
Senior Curator Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Commenced: April 2016

Pat Brassington
Artist; Program Committee. Commenced: April 2016

Belinda Cotton, Secretary
Public Program Coordinator, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston. Commenced: April 2015

Rebecca Fitzgibbon
Media Manager, DarkLab, Dark Mofo, Mona Special Projects. Commenced: October 2016

Bill Hart
Artist, Lecturer and Coordinator in Electronic Media, Tasmanian School of Art. Commenced: April 2017

Justy Phillips
Artist, Commenced: October 2016

Ellie Ray

Director, Devonport Regional Gallery. Commenced: April 2015

Joshua Reilly

Artist. Commenced: April 2017 



Michael Edwards

Exhibitions and Touring
Colin Langridge

Exhibitions and Public Programs
Kylie Johnson

Pip Stafford

Lisa Campbell-Smith

Gallery Technicians 

Julia Drouhin

Rob O’Connor

Gallery Attendants

Lou Conboy
Julia Drouhin
Liam James
Grace Herbert
Sally Rees
Matt Warren


Program Committee

Pat Brassington

Eva Nilssen
2019 Curatorial Mentorship recipient (non voting position)

Scot Cotterell

Michael Edwards
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Director

Kylie Johnson
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Program Committee Coordinator

Emma Pike
Museum of Old and New Art, Assistant Curator

Brigita Ozolins

Tasmanian College of the Arts, Senior Lecturer


Touring Committee


Joe Bugden
CEO Salamanca Arts Centre

Malcom Bywaters 
Director Academy Gallery

Karina Clarke 
CEO Design Tasmania

Michael Edwards 
Director Contemporary Art Tasmania

Peter Hughes 
Senior Curator Decorative Arts TMAG

Jane Barlow 
Coordinator Plimsoll Gallery

Geoff Dobson 
Director Devonport Regional Gallery

Ashleigh Whatling 
Visual Arts and Design Curator QVMAG

Dawn Oelrich 
Director Burnie Regional Gallery


Marketing & Public Programs Committee

Michael Edwards
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Director 

Belinda Cotton
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Board representative

Rebecca Fitzgibbon

Writer, Cultural worker, Events Media Manager, Dark Lab

Kylie Johnson
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Exhibitions and Public Programs

Pip Stafford
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Communications 

Lisa Campbell-Smith
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Engagement


Shotgun Selection Committee

Jarrod Rawlins
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Program Committee representative  

Pat Brassington
Artist, CAT Board Representative

Michael Edwards
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Director

Kylie Johnson
Contemporary Art Tasmania, Shotgun Coordinator 

Craig Judd
Independent Curator

Ellie Ray
Devonport Regional Gallery, Director