Manager & Curator
Rachael Kiang is Manager and Curator of Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios.
She directs the creative program and operations for the Gallery and Studios. Her curatorial research is focused on socially engaged artistic practice, cultural interactions and the synergies of art, science and technology. She is interested in experimental approaches to art making and exhibiting and has a strong commitment to audience and community engagement as well as culturally diverse programming. Recent curated exhibitions include The Matter of Objects & Materiality; Stacks & Sleeves: A Posthuman Landscape and Daughters of the Dragon.
She previously managed the programs and operations at National Institute for Experimental Arts and Creative Robotics Lab (UNSW Art & Design) and was Program Manager and Producer at The Big Anxiety Festival. In addition, she has research and major grants proposal experience. Prior to the National Institute for Experimental Arts, she worked at the iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research and was on the exhibition team of the 16th Biennale of Sydney. Past curated exhibitions include Sight (Site) Uncovered as part of VIVID Sydney and Curating Cities: Sydney-Copenhagen at Customs House and two editions of the internet art exhibition ElectroOnline for Electrofringe.
Rachael holds a Master of Arts in Curatorship & Modern Art from the University of Sydney, a Master of Arts in English Studies (Cultural & Media Studies) from the National University of Singapore, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Nanyang Technological University (National Institute of Education) and a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature.
Sheena Rees is Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios' administrator.
Sheena holds a Bachelor of Design in Printed Textiles from The National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. After graduating Sheena worked with businesses specializing in interior fabrics and furniture, in design, sales, merchandising and assisting stylists and designers.She has designed many freelance projects including merchandise for the Australian Rugby Union. Sheena has previously worked as a Designer for Designer Rugs in Sydney and in Melbourne. Her rug designs featured in Longitude 131 resort at Ayers Rock, Australian Embassy in Seoul, Quay West apartments and the Novotel at Darling Harbour.
Sheena is a practising artist working across several mixed media projects. She is always keen to expand her artistic repertoire, completing courses in Resin Jewellery, Solar Etching, Colour Consulting and the Art of Shibori.She has sold work in Ireland and in Australia.
Alongside her work as the administrator Sheena holds classes in the children's holiday workshops specialising in textile printing and collage.
Gallery Assistant & Studios Technician
Joanna Williams is Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios Gallery Assistant and Studio Technician.
Joanna has Bachelor (Hons) of Visual Arts majoring in Print from Sydney College of the Arts, Arts Administration and Cultural Development Certificate from St George School of Fine Arts and Certificate 2 in Screen Printing from Ultimo TAFE. She has training in Black and White photography, paper making, ceramics and printmaking.
Alongside her work at Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios Joanna is also a practicing artist, Creative Studios children's art teacher, and facilitates numerous community art projects in the Lane Cove and surrounding communities including Syenergy youth photography workshop, Chatswood Youth Centre Paste Up Portrait project in 2015 and again in 2017, Vivid Chatswood Lantern making and Grandparents and Grandchildren's Senior Week soft sculpture workshop facilitator.
Joanna’s practice encompasses photography, site specific installation, projection and print exploring her interest in architectural and city space, permanency and perspective. Joanna has exhibited at Gaffa, Verge, See Street Gallery, M Contemporary, Vibewire, Skyfire studios, Commune and a solo show at Folonomo Gallery.
Exhibitions & Marketing Assistant
Jennifer Brady is the Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios Exhibitions & Marketing Assistant.
Jennifer is a Sydney based emerging artist and arts worker. In 2018 she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the University of New South Wales - Art & Design, specialising in Drawing and Photography. Primarily engaging with language and ‘word art’, Brady has been actively involved in group shows since mid 2016 in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Solo exhibitions include Betwixt & Between (2018) at Gaffa Gallery, Sydney; This is a Conversation Piece (2019), curated by Sarah Rose, at 107 Projects, Redfern; and i think maybe i’ll try to start figuring it out now (2020) at Gaffa Gallery, Sydney. Also operating in curatorial realms, Brady co-curated the outdoor exhibition Piece of Mind (2018) at Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios with Yanchen Li for Mental Health Month, and curated the group shows d.i.why? (2019) at Kudos Gallery, Paddington and Crossword (2019) at AD Space, UNSW Art & Design, Paddington. She has been a finalist for the Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award (2017), Jenny Birt Award (2018), the Kudos Emerging Artist and Designer Award (2018), and the Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards (2020).
Brady is a co-founder of Sydney-based ARI More Than Reproduction. - a platform seeking to celebrate and promote female-identifying artists, curators and creatives with a particular focus on printmaking practices.