Dr Lee-Anne Hall
Lee-Anne Hall (Dip T, Grad Dip, MA, PhD) is Director of Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. In this role she actively curates and leads a team in exhibition development, education and public programs. This position follows a career in the tertiary education sector, arts management and curatorial practice. Lee-Anne has taught and coordinated post-graduate programs in Arts Management at UTS (2011-2012), Museum Studies at Sydney University (2010), Leisure Studies and Arts Management at UTS (1991 – 2002). Her research interests and involvements include Indigenous art and culture, reconciliation, museums and Indigenous representation and cross-cultural history.
Dr Bonita Ely
BONITA ELY lives and works in Sydney. Since the 1970s Ely’s practice has addressed the urgency of environmental issues, and their socio-political contexts. Her public artwork, Thunderbolt (2010) at Sydney Olympic Park used solar powered lighting to signal to the local community to conserve energy. Her recent installation, Interior Decoration, funded by an Australia Council Grant, explores the inter-generational transfer of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as an outcome of war. Bonita Ely lectures in Sculpture, Performance and Installation at the University of New South Wales, Faculty of Art and Design, where she is a founding member of the Environmental Research Institute for Art, funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. Bonita Ely is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
Martin Forrester-Reid (Additional Member)
Martin Forrester-Reid has been involved in the funeral industry for over 25 years, managing the implementation of sympathetic monuments in historically sensitive landscapes. He has a keen eye for monument styles, materials and symbolism found in remembrance landscapes in terms of both the built environment and the overall landscape aesthetic. Martin was instrumental in establishing modern open days at Rookwood in the early 1990’s and the creation of an intimate funeral museum. On a personal note MF-R has a background in the performing arts, is interested in contemporary art, popular arts culture and is a keen collector, including a focus on classic French cars.