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’.
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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Program and Marketing Assistant
Lizzie Graham is an emerging professional in the arts industry. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage Management through Deakin University in 2018 and has since gained experience in a range of cultural organisations across Victoria. With a background in ancient and medieval art history, Lizzie has spent the last few years exploring an appreciation for contemporary art - particularly by artists a bit closer to home. Most recently having worked at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and the Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial, she is currently exploring her interests outside of traditional museum and gallery spaces and the ways in which festivals invigorate regional areas.
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 President since December 2002.
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.
Trevor Ryan – B. Bus. (Swinburne) FCPA
Board member and Treasurer since October 2013.
Trevor is currently semi-retired after 40 years working in the Finance profession. He was previously a senior member of the Telstra Corporation Finance group working in various Finance and Commercial roles. He has held various finance-related positions in the not-for-profit, retail and energy sectors.
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.
Georgina Walker BArts (FinArt) (RMIT), PGDipArts (ArtCurSt), MA (ArtCur), PhD (Melb)
Board member since October 2019 and member of the Exhibitions & Collection subcommittee. Georgina is an Honorary Research Fellow and teaches in Art History, Curatorial and Museum Studies in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Her research and publications contribute to the emerging and growing field of private museums with new models of cultural philanthropy and interrelationships between private and public museums.
Janine Kibblewhite - B.Sc. Hons ( Melb)
Board Member and Chair of the Marketing & Development subcommittee since October 2016. 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 on Community Infrastructure projects at the City of Boroondara.