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Management Committee

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios







Karola Brent

Karola was born in Budapest, Hungary. In 1990, two months after the fall of the Iron Curtain, she moved to the United States. In 2003, Karola and her family relocated to Sydney, Australia.


Karola holds Bachelor's Degree (Honours, Dean's List) from the University of California, Berkeley in Communications and Marketing, and a Diploma of Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University. She further studied Creative Writing and English at Macquarie University and University of Sydney. 


Karola gained years of professional experience working in the IT industry of Silicon Valley, California, where she led customer support, account management and project management teams. After starting a family, Karola re-trained as crisis intervention counsellor and worked with victims of domestic violence and refugees with post traumatic stress disorder. 


Always involved in her local community, in 2012, Karola stood for government elections and became a Councillor (Independent) on Lane Cove Council. Serving her second term in the Local Government, she is currently Deputy Mayor. Her interest in community and the arts brought her to the Management Committee of Centrehouse and Gallery Lane Cove, which she is the President of since 2017.     

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Fiona McIntosh

Fiona hold a Post Graduate Certificate (Business), from the Australian Centre for Philanthropy & Non Profit Studies, University of Technology, Brisbane and a Masters of Philosophy (Arts Administration), College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Fiona’s experience includes roles with public institutions, in exhibition management with the Art Gallery of NSW and the Biennale of Sydney, and touring exhibitions to the regional galleries networks around Australia with (what is now) Museums and Galleries NSW. More recently she has worked as a freelance independent art advisor, advising private and corporate clients on buying art and managing collections.

She has a strong professional network of artists, curators, commercial and public gallerists, collectors and benefactors throughout Australia.

Fiona was a member and Chair of the Committee of the Contemporary Collection Benefactors of the Art Gallery of NSW. She remains an active participant in this benefactor group. Fiona is particularly interested in philanthropy for the arts. She is keen to work with the Management Committee to develop and encourage ongoing private and corporate support for the Centrehouse  Inc and Gallery Lane Cove.

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Judith Maude

Judith is a corporate governance consultant. She began her professional life as a solicitor, specialising in employment law and industrial relations. After a career in the legal sector, Judith pursued her interest in corporate governance. She has held executive roles in the public sector for over 15 years, including 10 years at the ABC. As a governance specialist, Judith has extensive experience working in a range of corporate areas including policy, risk, compliance, strategy and information management. She leaves the creative and artistic work to her family members, almost all of whom work in the film and tv industry.


Judith holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law from the University of NSW, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of Women on Boards.  She lives in Sydney with her husband and three children.


Lynne Spencer


Lynne brings to GLC+CS her varied skills in business, art making and volunteering. Holding a Business Degree, graduate diploma and MBA, Lynne worked as an accountant for over 20 years, including seven years in outback Western Australia.  Since moving to Sydney in 1995, Lynne has dabbled in a variety of art mediums including painting in acrylic, print making and ceramics. An accomplished ceramic artist, she has worked in kiln formed glass for many years. As a print maker, Lynne has attempted various techniques in this medium, working under the guidance and mentorship of Bernhardine Mueller and, since 2022, with Serifina Martin.


Lynne is an active member within her community, playing soccer for the local ladies team and involving herself in many fundraising and community activities. She initiated and co-ordinated for many years a very successful Children’s Art Show as a fundraising project at her children’s primary school, introducing professional mediums techniques and design concepts to the children of the school. She also volunteers with a variety of community organisations including the Greenwich Games, Lane Cove Repair Café, and St Bakitha Centre for Sudanese Refugees teaching the ladies who attend sewing skills.


Lynne lives in Greenwich with her husband where they raised 3 daughters., and is a regular exhibitor in the annual Greenwich Village Arts Trail.



Lara Bishkov

​​Lara is a Nationally Accredited Mediator, who adopts a strategic approach to dispute and conflict resolution. Lara is a Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, and also regularly trains and coaches negotiation skills to commercial and industry groups. 


Lara’s creative side is limited to admiring creative talents, though has recently rekindled a childhood interest in knitting with her daughters’ school project Wrap With Love.



Rhonda Pryor

A practising artist, Rhonda works across textiles, photography and installation and has a background in painting and fashion design. She holds three fine art degrees including a Masters by research from Sydney College of the Arts. Exhibiting regularly, she has administration, writing, sales and teaching experience, with both children and adults.
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Rhonda Davis

Rhonda Davis, based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, is currently a Senior Curator at Macquarie University, bringing experience from previous roles at Macquarie University and Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest. Rhonda holds a 1994 - 1997 Masters of Arts Administration in History, Art @ College of Fine Arts, UNSW. With a robust skill set that includes Lecturing, Research, Art, Management, Museums and more, Rhonda contributes valuable insights to the industry.
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Daniel Sellick

Daniel Sellick is a dynamic and accomplished small business owner with a proven track record in management, strategic planning, and team leadership. With a keen understanding of market trends and a knack for innovation, Daniel has successfully navigated the challenges of entrepreneurship, driving growth and profitability in their ventures. As an expert staff manager, Daniel excels in cultivating a positive and productive work environment, empowering his team to deliver exceptional results. With a blend of strategic vision and hands-on leadership, Daniel continues to inspire success and drive forward-thinking solutions in the ever-evolving business landscape.

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