Penny Bovell, Chair
Penny is a leading WA artist and has been a member of Artsource for many years. Penny brings experience of board governance gained from 30 years of participation in arts organisations, including being a founding member of the Mark Howlett Foundation (1991 to 2011), Artemis (1985 to 1987) and, more recently, the Art Collective WA, founded in 2013. With many years experience as an academic at the University of Western Australia and Curtin University and a diverse practice involving exhibitions, public art and curatorial projects, Penny brings a broad range of knowledge of visual art and the ability to assist with future strategic planning.

Penny has been a Board member since 2016.


Penny Wong, Artsource Board Member, 2016. Photographer: Bo Wong

Fred Chaney, Deputy Chair
Fred Chaney is the founding principal of Chaney Architecture. The work of the practice is guided by Fred’s abiding interest in achieving excellent public and community outcomes, and the creative processes that underpin those objectives. Fred has delivered award-winning projects in the university sector, training and secondary education, justice, planning and urban design. Fred has taught regularly at architecture schools in Australia including the University of Western Australia, Melbourne University and RMIT University. He is the Chairman-elect of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre in Perth. Prior to the establishment of Chaney Architecture, Fred was a Director of a major national practice based first in Melbourne and later in Perth.

Fred has been a Board member since 2016.

Fred Chaney

Mal Di Giulio, Treasurer
Mal is Managing Director at Nexia Perth, a financial advisory firm that provides a wide range of financial and business advice. The company was established in 1976 and employs 100 people. Mal's involvement with Artsource commenced when he became a Patron in 2009; he has extensive financial experience and is keen to further his involvement with the artist community.

Mal is an Artsource Patron and has been a Board member since 2012.


Rick Vermey
Rick is an accomplished contemporary artist, who has been closely engaged with Artsource from its beginnings, including as a previous Board member. His has a wide-ranging visual art practice that incorporates print, photography, painting, sculpture and public artworks. He has a substantial exhibition history and maintains an ongoing studio practice. His artworks have been widely collected by Western Australian public collections and his public art projects have been recognised internationally with industry and architectural awards. Rick has co-managed artist run initiatives, studio collectives and exhibition spaces, served as a Peer of the Arts Development Board of ArtsWA and has been a visual arts lecturer for Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Claremont School of Art and Central TAFE. He is left handed.

Rick has been a Board member since 2016.

Rick Vermey, Artsource Board