In February 2016, Rebecca Evans commenced at the Art Gallery of South Australia as the Curator of Decorative Arts previously Assistant Curator, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney (2009-2016). Evans looks after the Gallery’s extensive collection of Australian and International decorative arts. AGSA holds the largest collection of William Morris material outside the UK and has significant holdings of South Australian colonial silverwork and furniture and contemporary Australian craft. In May, 2016 she curated the first survey of the work of contemporary jewellery and artist Catherine Truman and is currently working on a significant contemporary fashion exhibition in collaboration with the Adelaide Fashion Festival for 2017.
Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts, Art Gallery of South Australia
Practice Director, Carr Design Group
Susan’s professional experience in commercial interior design extends from Commercial Workplace design to Hospitality and Multi-residential interiors. Susan’s focus is to create and enhance the built environment for all types of end users. She enjoys a ’hands on’ approach collaborating with clients and industry partners in order to develop a concise brief and to follow projects from inception to completion.
Susan’s international experience provides a perspective on project solutions blending a global outlook with a resolute local focus and sense of place. She is motivated by end user and client satisfaction translating the fusion of commercial drivers into aesthetically innovative and rational design solutions. Thought provoking emotive design, an attention to detail, sustainability and aesthetic functionality are her core design values.
Design Editor, Australian Financial Review Magazine
Stephen Todd began his career as a journalist in Paris in the early 1990s, from where he contributed essays on art, architecture, fashion and design to journals of record including The New York Times, The Guardian and Le Monde and magazines such as Wallpaper*, Fantastic Man, Blueprint and the American edition of Vogue. He was co-founder and launch editor of Numéro magazine – which remains an industry reference to this day. In 2005, he launched concept+image (Paris), a boutique branding and communications agency for luxury clients including Moët & Chandon, Woolmark, Kopenhagen Fur and Swarovksi. In 2008 he became Director of Branding and Communication of Swarovski International, with a remit to develop creative alliances with designers including Konstantin Grcic, John Galliano, Doshi Levien, Vivienne Westwood, Neri & Hu, among dozens of others. In 2010 he returned to Australia and today divides his time between Sydney and a farm in Central West NSW.
Brand Director, Stylecraft
Tony Russell commenced with Stylecraft Melbourne in 2000 after previous experience in sales and marketing roles within the fashion industry. In 2006, Tony was promoted to State Manager for Victoria and in the ensuing years took on the position of Regional Manager overseeing Stylecraft’s operations in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Tony’s current role as Product and Brand Manager encapsulates product selection with European suppliers and the development of Australian design and manufacturing exclusively for the Stylecraft collection whilst ensuring a smooth integration and execution across all levels of marketing.
Creative Director, Furniture Design Studio, JamFactory
Internationally acclaimed designer Jon Goulder founded his studio in 1996. A graduate of the Canberra School of Art, his work has featured in a number of major exhibitions and publications around the world. Jon was the inaugural winner of the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award in 2003 and winner of the City of Hobart Art Prize (Furniture) in 2004. His design and making practice spans bespoke works for exhibitions, private commissions, limited edition pieces and design for manufacture under licence. His work is held in major public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Powerhouse Museum and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Jon has consistently taught and mentored emerging designers through various roles at the University of Technology in Sydney, FORM in Perth and more recently at the JamFactory in Adelaide.