Chair: Prof Kay Lawrence AM (SA)


Kay Lawrence AM is one of Australia’s most distinguished textile practitioners. She has an international profile as a tapestry weaver and has completed a number of major commissions for public spaces in Australia and overseas. Her work is held in many public collections and she has made a substantial contribution to the development of craft theory in Australia through her teaching, writing and practice. In 2002 a monograph on her work was published by Telos Press in the UK. Her writing on contemporary textile practice has been published in catalogues, scholarly journals and edited books. Kay is currently Adjunct Professor in the School of Art Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia. She is on the Board of the Australian Tapestry Workshop.


John Denton (VIC)


John Denton is a Director of Denton Corker Marshall Pty Ltd, one of the most significant and successful Australian owned international architecture and design practices with offices in Melbourne, London and Jakarta. Acclaimed internationally for the calibre of its architecture, the practice has been published widely including two monographs by Birkhauser of Switzerland and one by Tongji University Press, China. In 2007 he received a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from Monash University, where he is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture in the Faculty of Art Design and Architecture. In 2015 he received a Doctor of Architecture (honoris causa) from University of Melbourne. He is currently Chair of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).


Kieran Wong (WA) 


Kieran Wong is a co-founder and Director of CODA. Kieran founded CODA immediately upon graduation with the desire to create work that responds to the urban and community challenges facing Western Australia. Kieran’s work is intellectually rigorous and underpinned by a commitment to research and academic exploration. He is continually motivated by a desire to create better communities through the provision of affordable and site-responsive housing and community infrastructure, and to reinforce his belief that well-considered design should be available to all. A significant number of CODA’s projects are also in urban design and planning, demonstrating a commitment to work behind the scenes to improve the built environment. Kieran is a regular contributor to design studios at Curtin University and the University of Western Australia and has served on several professional advisory boards. 


Alice Hampson (QLD)


Alice Hampson is an architect, sole practitioner, writer, architectural historian and one of a few practising Queensland architects who is a professional installation artist. She graduated from the University of Queensland in Design Studies and Architecture with first class honours and the Board of Architects Prizes, the RAIA Medallion and prizes for design, drawings and construction. Her design work has been published and has received awards both nationally and internationally. As a historian, Alice specializes in mid-twentieth-century works. She is Fellow of the AIA and has been an assessor for cultural heritage, a visiting faculty member at both of Brisbane’s architecture schools, and a speaker at professional conferences in Australia and overseas. She was formerly Brisbane editor of Monument, and was a contributing writer for the magazine for over fifteen years.  She is a contributing editor of Architecture Australia and deputy Director of the AIA Queensland Awards 2016. 




Julie Ewington is an independent writer, curator and broadcaster, now based in Sydney. Between 1997 and 2014 she worked in Brisbane at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, as the Head of Australian Art, and was also a member of the curatorial team for the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art between 1996-2012. The author of numerous books and articles, Ewington’s recent projects include essays for catalogues and journals, and reviewing exhibitions both in Australia and internationally for magazines including The Monthly and Artforum; recent texts include an extended essay on potter Kirstin Coelho for Garland and a review of Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei at the NGV. For the Australian summer of 2016-17, she is curating a retrospective of sculpture by the late Bronwyn Oliver for TarraWarra Museum of Art.  Ewington is also a member of the Samstag Museum of Art Board and the Power Foundation Council, University of Sydney.


Brian Zulaikha (NSW)


Brian is a founding partner of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, which since inception in 1987 have become one of the most awarded architectural companies in Australia. He has served the profession as President of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, and then as National President of the Australian Institute of Architects. Brian maintains a special interest in the integration of art and architecture and a commitment to the production of architecture that is of its time and that fuses a sensitive contemporary approach with functional and pragmatic requirements. His own house in Sydney was awarded at both State and National levels by the Australian Institute of Architects. He has taught at the University of NSW and the University of Sydney. He was a jury member for the design competition for the Australian Pavilion in Venice and the Chair of the Australian Venice Biennale Committee for 2014.