The IACA team has grown with two new staff members joining the Cairns office. We extend a warm welcome to Maxine See Kee who has commenced work as the new Finance and Operations Coordinator, and Geraldine Henrici as Project Coordinator.
Many will know Maxine from her previous role at Gab Titui on Thursday Island. Maxine has worked extensively with local government and artists from both Torres Strait and Cape York. Some of her previous roles include Project Support Officer for Cultural Development & Arts Development in the Torres Strait Region, Retail Manager with Gab Titui Cultural Centre and most recently, Finance Administration Officer with Cape York Land Council. We look forward to Maxine using this wealth of experience in her new role with IACA which will include event organisation, administration, finance and general assistance across all projects.
Geraldine Henrici has taken over from Emma Loban who left in July 2018. Geraldine brings to IACA over 10 years’ experience working in the Visual Arts sector, predominantly with Aboriginal artists and Art Centres in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Until recently, Geraldine held the position of Project Support Officer at the Art Gallery of Western Australia working on the Desert River Sea; Kimberley Art Then & Now project. Based in Broome, the role involved researching, recording and promoting the Aboriginal art and culture of the north-west and facilitating relationships between remote artists and the State Gallery.
We are sure both Maxine and Geraldine will make very valuable contributions to the IACA team and we look forward to working with them in 2019.
Main image credit: New IACA staff Geraldine Henrici and Maxine See Kee. Artwork: Karen Chong, Bilmudgun (Unseen People) 2009, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen. Image: IACA