DIRECTOR OF ART FAIRS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Tim Etchells of SME London Ltd. Tim founded Single Market Events in 1989 after a successful career in the exhibitions industry, and is known in the UK for starting the BBC Good Food Shows and his long term involvement with London Fashion Week. He founded ART HK in 2008, the Hong Kong international art fair, which has grown at an exponential rate. This international art fair quickly became a major fixture of the international art world and in 2011 Tim sold the majority stake to the prestigious market leader, Art Basel. More recently, furthering his interest in emerging art trends and markets, Tim founded a new modern and contemporary art fair in London; Art13 London, and launched Sydney Contemporary.
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CEO AND FAIR DIRECTOR, ART FAIRS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Barry Keldoulis has more than three decades experience in contemporary art. Since his return to Sydney after nearly fifteen years in New York and Europe, Barry Keldoulis has worked in the museum and commercial gallery worlds, and in 2003 opened his own gallery to fill a gap in opportunity for young artists to exhibit between artist-run spaces and the major commercial galleries. He chose the transitional City of Sydney neighbourhood of Chippendale, before moving into the Danks Street, Waterloo complex in April 2004 and then in February 2008 to a warehouse conversion on Young Street, Waterloo.
Artists from his stable are represented in all the state galleries and the National Gallery of Australia, and now exhibit in museums and private galleries around the globe.
DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS AND VIP
Samantha brings to the fair expertise in visual communications, partnership development and marketing strategy within the creative sector. Samantha launched London’s award-winning festival Clerkenwell Design Week and continued the campaign through to its third year. Whilst managing the festivals communications, events and commissions, Samantha was also the Marketing Manager for internationally respected design and culture magazine, Icon. Previous to these roles Samantha worked for John Jones, the largest bespoke art solutions company in the UK. In this role she worked on marketing through exhibition and event curation and management, social media strategy and partnership development. After finishing a Bachelor in Communications and a Masters in Art and Design, Samantha went on to study a Post Graduate Diploma in Art Administration.
GALLERY LIAISON MANAGER
Mary was Associate Director at Gallery Barry Keldoulis for 5 years, a key role involving liaising with artists and collectors, and during which time she was responsible for managing the gallery’s participation at Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Stage Singapore, Korean International Art Fair (KIAF) and the Melbourne Art Fair amongst others. Following to this, Mary was the Associate Director at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, where she oversaw the staging of significant exhibitions including Erwin Wurm, Candice Breitz and You promised me, and you said a lie to me, curated by Alexie Glass Kantor. Mary joined Art Fairs Australia as Fair Coordinator for the Melbourne Art Fair and is now the Gallery Liaison Manager for Sydney Contemporary
GALLERY LIAISON & VIP MANAGER
Mikhaela joins Art Fairs after nine years working at Sydney College of the Arts, specialising in contemporary visual art research, exhibition management, and artist liaison and support. During her time at SCA she managed several major exhibitions with accompanying conferences and symposia, and ran the Graduate School Gallery program. She has overseen two public art projects for the St. Jerome Laneway Festival, Sunday Punch Vol. I + II and Nice One Picasso, as well as independent studio crit and curatorial visit programs for Sydney based artists.
After obtaining her Bachelor in History of Art and Specialising in Contemporary Art from the University of Bologna, Italy, Debora worked with Tony’s Gallery and Rook & Raven Gallery in London. After that, Debora spent over three years as the Communication and Press Manager of Beers London Art Gallery, liaising with artists, art fairs, and collectors internationally. Debora worked at major art fairs internationally including PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Beach. Debora is also the co-founder and co-director of Art Browsers, art advisory based in New York City. Debora joined Art Fairs Australia in 2015 and is now the Fair Coordinator.
Emma’s first job was running two student venues, putting on the first legal dance party in her city, and running a party with a Glastonbury-headlining band in a swimming pool. Since them Emma has worked in strategic marketing within film and DVD, music, video games, and alcohol including running music marketing strategy for brands such as Levi’s, Smirnoff and Beck’s. She has also had extensive experience marketing theatre, literature, dance, and visual arts, specialising in experiential, content and partnership marketing. Emma has worked at The Australia Council for the Arts, Australian Society of Authors, Playback Theatre, and the Powerhouse Museum. In 2012 Emma returned to University and completed an Bachelor's degree in Fine Art (painting) at NAS.
Saskia joined Art Fairs Australia in 2018 after a year and a half abroad working for the Baldwin Gallery in Aspen, Colorado. Prior to this, Saskia obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, majoring in Art History and American Studies. While completing her undergraduate degree Saskia worked for art organisations including Biennale of Sydney, Spring 1883, The Other Art Fair and Kaldor Public Art Projects.