Mark Stewart has held a broad range of curatorial roles in the West Australian visual arts industry for over 20 years.
He has previously held curatorial positions within corporate and institutional art collections and galleries including Curator, Department of Culture and the Arts Collection, Curator, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Art Collection, Assistant Curator, The Kerry Stokes Art Collection and Curator and Exhibitions Program Manager, CraftWest Centre for Contemporary Art (now known as FORM).
He is currently the Curator of Murdoch University Art Collection; a position he has held since 2004. The University’s Collection has a wide ranging strategy of acquiring culturally significant Australian contemporary art which is both local and national in scope.
In addition to his role with Murdoch University, Mark also provides curatorial consultancy to corporate, local government and private art collections and regularly contributes to the visual arts sector via judging panels and speaking roles.
Frédéric Flipo is a passionate private collector who has recently relocated from France to Perth. His eclectic collection includes drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, video and street art from countries all over the world including America, Russia, China, Europe and recently Australia.
With Perth being his new home, Frédéric’s focus is increasingly on contemporary Australian art and he is currently enjoying discovering new inspiring artists from this part of the world. His collection is driven by personal taste and a desire to be in close contact with the artists whose work he acquires.
Seva Frangos has thirty years of experience in public art galleries and museums and has established a comprehensive professional network throughout Australia and overseas. The Seva Frangos Art Gallery was established in November 2006 and is a boutique gallery and consultancy with a primary focus on promoting and establishing Australia’s finest indigenous artists.
Representing contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists, Seva Frangos Art operates in partnership with a number of recognised and fully accredited art centres and peak representative organizations to present artworks from leading artists. Artworks are sourced from across Australia.
Seva Frangos also provides consultancy services to public and corporate collections and agencies and to private collectors on curatorial and collection management and development of Australian contemporary and Indigenous art. Special projects and sponsorship opportunities are actively developed.
Seva Frangos has undertaken a number of formal and significant collection reviews and valuations for public and corporate organisations and facilitated special art commissions on behalf of the corporate sector. In late 2013 she was appointed as editor for a monograph on an Indigenous artist for UWA Publishing.