FOUNDER & PATRON
Eva de Jong - Duldig
Eva’s 2017 memoir DRIFTWOOD details the family story in the context of the times in Europe and Australia. A former quarter-finalist at Wimbledon and Ladies Singles Champion of The Netherlands, she worked as a teacher, recreation consultant and freelance writer. Her ongoing community involvement continues ‘inspiring creative journeys’.
Kate brings over 20 years of experience managing small not for profit cultural organisations, most recently holding the position of CEO at the Kadimah Centre. Kate has also worked as the Executive Officer at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria amongst other roles within the arts.
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Curator & Sculptor in Residence
Stefan worked with Karl Duldig, as student and then as his assistant from 1976-86, and has been curator and sculpture teacher at Duldig Studio since 1999. He studied a Bachelor of Arts (Ceramic Design) at Monash University, and Bachelor of Arts (Literary Studies & Philosophy/History of Ideas) Deakin University.
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Wendy Hughes Chuck
Wendy coordinates our wonderful team of volunteers and guides. She has a degree in French and Romance Philology from the University of Wales. After a career in marketing and communications which took her to Japan and Hong Kong, she now enjoys being a voluntary guide at the National Gallery of Victoria and spending time keeping her French and Italian up to scratch.
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
Antony de Jong - LL.B. (Hons), B.Sc. (Melb), M.B.A. (Wharton), GAICD
Founding Board member and past president (2002-2022)
Antony is a Senior Executive with over 25 years’ international and Australian experience in advisory, CEO and line management roles. He is currently Chief Executive of the Business & Consumer division of Vocus Group, leading Commander, Dodo and iPrimus telecommunications and energy businesses. During his career, Antony has held executive roles at Telstra, Belong, and Accenture, and other Non-Exec Board roles in the not-for-profit sector, including over a decade on the Board of the Bell Shakespeare Company.
Gina Panebianco - B.Ed ( Melb), H.D.T.(SAC) (Melb)
Board Member since October 2014, Vice-president since October 2016 and current Chair, Exhibitions & Collection subcommittee.
Gina is an art educator with 30+ years’ experience in the research, development, delivery and evaluation of learning programs, education resources and audience engagement. Gina is the former Head of Education and Public Programs at the National Gallery of Victoria, Education Advisor for Dialogue in the Dark, Melbourne and Education State Arts Assessor for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Gina has been a guest educator in museums in Singapore, Taiwan, USA and Japan and currently is a Visual Arts Educator at La Trobe University.
Andrew Dixon – B. Soc. Sci. (Librarianship), Grad. Dip. (Data Processing) RMIT, AALIA
Andrew is a foundation member of the Ambassadors group at The W. R. Johnston Collection and Secretary at Villa Alba Museum in Kew. He is Vice-President of the Friends of Labassa, a National Trust historic mansion in Caulfield North.
Janine Kibblewhite - B.Sc. Hons ( Melb)
Board Member and Chair of the Marketing & Development subcommittee since October 2016. Janine is the current President of the Board as of the end of 2022 Janine is the former Global Marketing Manager for WorleyParsons, and prior to that held various regional strategic marketing sales and development roles in the US and Australia. Her current activities include mentoring with Australian Migration Employment Services and providing marketing support to Creativity Australia, and other community based organisations. Janine is a self-taught watercolour artist and enjoys helping others discover the joy of creation. Through her 25 years in sales and marketing in the private sector and volunteer activities, Janine has had extensive experience motivating and inspiring remote teams of all ages.
Angela James - B.Bus (Massey), PGDip Bus&Admin (Massey), GDip Art History (Melbourne)
Angela joined the board and the Marketing & Development sub-committee in October 2020. Angela has an extensive background in project and administrative support across a range of government, corporate and community organisations, including the National Gallery of Victoria, and currently works at the City of Boroondara.