Panel of Peers

In the past M&G NSW relied on Reference and Assessment Committees to consider, advise and recommend where and how our devolved funding is allocated and thereby ensuring that our project funding is targeted to where it’s most needed, in a responsive and timely way.

To make the model more flexible and relevant, in 2015 we changed this model to a Panel of Peers to ensure specific types of expertise is always at hand. The Panel of Peers is made up of people who work or volunteer in the museum, gallery or Aboriginal cultural centre sector across NSW. We have built a pool of people with cultural heritage experience, museum and gallery technical skills, interdisciplinary and specific art form expertise. We are able to call on individual peers to provide accurate and up to date advice, knowledge of industry best practice and the ability to make fair and informed assessments of funding applications.


M&G NSW Panel of Peers

Ken Smith Member, Parramatta & District Historical Society
Kathryn Pitkin Volunteer, Miss Porter’s House, National Trust
Em Blamey Creative Producer, Australian National Maritime Museum
KerrieAnn Christian President, Black Diamond District Heritage Centre
Bridget Guthrie Director, Tamworth Regional Gallery
Brett Adlington Director, Lismore Regional Gallery
Sabrina Roesner Exhibitions Manager, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Yaël Filipovic Public Engagement Manager, Museum of Contemporary Art
Judith Blackall Curator and Gallery Manager, National Art School Gallery
Holly Williams Independent Curator, Co-Director, The Curators Department
Rebecca Turnbull Curator, Hawkesbury Regional Museum
Debbie Sommers Volunteer Curator, Port Macquarie Historical Society & Museum
Margot Jolly Museum Advisor
Rebecca Jones Museum Advisor
Gina Mobayed Director, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Lauretta Morton Director, Newcastle Art Gallery
Adam Porter Curator – Contemporary Visual Art, Campbelltown Arts Centre
Tesha Malott Director, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney
Samantha Friend President, Bathurst District Historical Society Museum
Myf Thompson Curator, Old Courthouse Museum, Batemans Bay
Harlan Hall Grants Officer, Berrima District Museum
Margot Stuart Sector Development Officer, Transport Heritage NSW
Katrina Cashman Assistant Art Gallery Director / Senior Curator, Mosman Art Gallery
Noeline Kyle Volunteer, Kempsey Museum
Bronwyn Dunn Assistant Conservator, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Marea Buist Corodinator, Museums Australia Far North Coast Chapter
Sarah Gurich Director, Bathrurst Regional Art Gallery
Julie Baird Manager, Newcastle Museum
Paul Howard Curator, Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
Alison Wishart Senior Curator, State Library of NSW
Phoebe Arthur Grants Coordinator, City of Sydney