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Glenn Iseger-Pilkington (Nhanda and Nyoongar Peoples/ Dutch/ Scottish) is Curator of Visual Arts at Fremantle Art Centre in Walyalup | Fremantle, Western Australia. Glenn undertook his formal art training at the School of Contemporary Art, Edith Cowan University, majoring in Printmaking and has worked within the visual arts sector over the last eighteen years as an arts worker, curator, advisor, and advocate for artists.
Glenn has held the roles of Senior Curator (FORM: building a state of creativity), Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Material Culture (South Australian Museum), Curator Content Development, (New Museum Project | Western Australian Museum) and Associate Curator of Indigenous Objects and Photography (Art Gallery of Western Australia).
Glenn’s most recent curatorial projects are ‘Other Horizons: Atong Atem | Hayley Millar Baker | Jasmine Togo-Brisby,’ ‘Marawar-ak | From the West: Contemporary Art from Western Australia, 'Jila Kujarra | Two Snakes Dreaming' and ‘Undertow’, all presented at Fremantle Arts Centre.
Kate is an accomplished cultural strategist and project manager. Her work draws on 10 years’ experience in the cultural sector, ranging from public art project management, cultural policy and strategy to business planning for organisations.
Following 5 years at not-for-profit arts organisation FORM, Kate joined Perth-based consultancy element in 2018, where she established the Arts and Culture team. Under Kate's leadership, element is responsible for delivering some of our State's most significant programs of public art, with over $15million in commissions currently in the pipeline, alongside strategies and advisory services for diverse clients across public and private sectors.
Known for her creative perspective and practical approach, Kate is passionate about promoting and contributing to a sustainable cultural sector. She views culture as an integral part of everyday life, and often works as a link between architects, developers, and creatives, shaping opportunities for the arts sector through partnerships and innovative projects.
Alongside Kate's position at element, her most recent personal initiative is Temp - a contemporary gallery connecting new collectors with early career artists and affordable art via 'temporary' locations.
Penny Coss has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1994. Penny completed a postgraduate degree in Visual Art from COFA, Sydney before leaving for Europe to continue studies at St Martins School of Art in London and in 2021 was awarded a scholarship to commence a Master of Research at UNSW. Penny’s interest in geological sites through fieldwork in Iceland and more recently in the Pilbara looks to value other than human and non-human agency. Penny’s creative practice intersects installation, sculpture, video, and performance and has shown her work extensively across Australia and internationally in Japan, Singapore, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Her work is held in international institutions and collections including the Itami Arts Museum, Osaka, Japan, in Singapore and corporate and public collections in Australia. In 2016 Penny was commissioned by Perth International Airport to produce two 64 metre glazed artworks and in 2019 by Fremantle Biennale to produce an immersive single and three channel video installation. In 2020 Penny exhibited and performed in a three-part immersive installation at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, commissioned by Perth International Arts Festival. Between 1995 and 2008 Penny worked as lecturer at Art, Landscape and Architecture at UWA, Central School of Art and Design and Environmental Art and Design, Midland TAFE.