Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios
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.
Katrina Cashman has worked in the cultural sector in both museums and galleries and in the visual arts for over twenty years in curatorial and exhibition management roles. Her current position is as the Assistant Director/ Senior Curator at Mosman Regional Art Gallery, the leading visual arts and cultural organisation on Sydney’s north shore, where she is responsible for all aspects of the Gallery's exhibition management and programming.
Katrina has comprehensive experience in Australian contemporary arts sector and in her role at Mosman Art Gallery has curated over 30 major exhibitions. She has been responsible for several award winning and critically acclaimed exhibitions which have ensured the Mosman Art Gallery's enviable reputation, including Halo: the Bayanihan Philippine Art Project (2017), Tokkotai: Australian and Japanese contemporary Artists on War and the Battle of Sydney Harbour (2017), Wildthing: Animals in Contemporary Australian Art (2016) and Destination Sydney: Kevin Connor, Peter Kingston and John Olsen (2015). This collaborative, 3 venue exhibition won the 2016 Imagine Award for best exhibition in NSW. It created a new model for working collaboratively in the sector and attracted over 25,000 viewers making it the most highly subscribed exhibition in the Mosman Art Gallery's history.
In 2014 Katrina was selected the recipient of a highly prestigious industry fellowship - the Arts NSW & Museums and Galleries International fellowship placement at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea.
Katrina has served on several external curatorial panels and is currently Vice President of the Management Committee for Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios. She currently works on the Programming Sub-Committee of Sydney Culture Network. She is frequently invited to judge a range of art prizes and is a panellist for various Grant Assessment Committees and Industry Awards.
Richard Lancaster SC is a barrister practising in the areas of administrative and constitutional law, appeals, commercial law, competition and consumer law, environmental, local government and planning law, equity, charities and trusts and intellectual property.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, Editor of the Australian Law Reports since August 2008,Delegate of the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (from time to time since 2013) and President of the Environment and Planning Law Association (NSW) Inc (since December 2015).
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.
Charmian Grove is a senior executive who has spent the last 20 years working in all aspects of the global photo industry including Director of Media Sales for Getty Images (2003-10), Reuters New York (2000-03) and Australian Associated Press in Sydney (1996-99). In 2010, she moved to Singapore where she successfully launched and operated her own photographic representation and stock agency, Orientography. Most recently she was located in London, where she became an active member and supporter of Women on a Mission and Women for Women International.
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.
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.
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.