Fred ChaneyFred Chaney, Chair
Fred Chaney is an architect and Director of Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick. 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 of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre in Perth. 

Fred has been a Board member since 2016.

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Simon Gilby, Deputy Chair

Simon Gilby is an accomplished contemporary artist who graduated in 1990 and has since been making art primarily as sculpture for public exhibition and permanent public artworks. He has lectured and taught at local universities, TAFE, secondary and primary level and has worked as  ‘artist in residence’ at several aboriginal communities.

His exhibitions have toured regionally and nationally and his work is held in AGWA, the local universities and significant private collections. He has collaborated with dance companies and musicians and has an ongoing interested in ephemeral and interdisciplinary art. Simon is experienced working with community groups, artists with disabilities and has organised and curated art events and exhibitions. He is the founding Artist of the ongoing Syndicate Project.

Simon has been a board member since 2018.

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Julie Hobbs

Julie is the Chief Executive Officer of FutureNow, Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council, a not for profit organisation that produces research and advice about current and projected workforce needs. 

Julie has a background as a creative practitioner, educator and business person. Her multifaceted career has encompassed the private and public spheres as well as engagement with the not for profit sector. She has held leadership positions within the Design Institute of Australia, the multidisciplinary peak body for Australian design, serving as WA President from 2009 to 2013 and more recently as National President from 2014 to 2017.

Julie’s research interests are in the potential of education, creativity and design thinking as drivers of cultural, economic and social capital and she has published a number of articles around these topics. Julie holds undergraduate qualifications in both the Humanities and Design and postgraduate qualifications in Business Administration, Education and in Art & Design.

Julie joined as a Board member in August 2018.

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Vincent AllegreVincent Allegre

With no specific artistic talent (!), Vincent studied engineering. He has been passionate about the arts and its role in the society all his adult life. Particularly, Vincent is a passionate advocate for increasing artist’s income.

Vincent is a corporate executive in the energy industry having lived and worked on all the continents. He is today the Country Manager of a global Malaysian engineering and construction company representing the group in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

He was born in France, he migrated to Perth in 2003. Vincent became Australian early 2017. His journey has provided him with a formidable experience in leadership and governance including overseeing implementation of agreed strategic initiatives.

Vincent wants to make a difference and contribute to the WA artist community by providing leadership and strategic guidance for Artsource.

Vincent joined as a Board member in August 2018.

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Jon Denaro

Jon is a sculptor and founding director of ObscureView. He brings to the Art source board 30 years of experience seated in making, teaching and in working across cultural projects. Jon has an understanding of the regional context for arts practice in WA. He has served on selection committees for the Dept Education and DCA and is currently Chairman of the Perth Arts Precinct Town team.

Jon joined as a Board member in June 2019.

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