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Gael Newton AM

Gael is a Curatorial Consultant/Researcher across several fields of interest, including photography, arts and the humanities.

Approved to value Australian and international photography for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.

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Paul Costigan

Paul Costigan is an independent writer, commentator, researcher and consultant on many things visual arts, photography, urban design, development and planning, and a host of related climate change issues. I also have an interest in and experience on arts and not for profit boards and administration.

Prime interests: Photography, Arts, Culture and Urban Issues.

Action on climate change starts within our urban environments and this should start in our backyards.

Employment and related background:

  • Between 2014 and 2023, I wrote regular opinion pieces on urban, political and cultural matters for local newspapers and news magazines in Canberra.
  • 13 years as the CEO for the Australia Institute of Landscape Architects
  • National Director for Museums Australia
  • Executive Officer for an Arts and Recreation Industry Advisory Body (involved lots of education and training matters, including accreditation)
  • Artistic Director of Megalo Access Arts (Screenprint and access arts)
  • arts advocacy and part-time writer on the visual arts
  • committees and boards of management of arts and not for profit companies
  • somewhere back there I was a school teacher
  • two years as a national serviceman in the army
  • Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts); specialising in photography and print making (Screenprint)





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