JOANNE MAKAS - Managing Director
Joanne Makas is a Sydney-based contemporary artist working within painting and its expanded field. Her practice advocates a rethinking of traditional modes informed by feminist and New Materialism theories. Joanne has worked in the creative industry for over 15 years, with a background in fashion, textiles and colour consulting. She has exhibited her work in several group shows and been a finalist in a number of art prize competitions. Joanne graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting Honours) from the National Art School in 2013 and is a founding Director of STACKS Projects.
Meredith joined STACKS as a Director in mid 2016 and this is the first show she has curated. She has previously written reviews for arts publications, was a finalist in the Danks St Award for Art Criticism in 2013 and has worked for arts organisations including Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG) and Design and Art Australia Online (DAAO). In December 2015, she presented at the AAANZ conference in Brisbane and in September 2016 at the 7th Annual New Materialism in Warsaw. She is due to complete her PhD in 2018.
Amber Hearn is a cross-disciplinary Sydney based artist and curator whose work ranges from painting through to sculpture, video and installation. Amber received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from The National Art School Sydney in 2014. She is the sole founder of the 'Crossing Borders' annual refugee fundraising exhibition project which began in 2014. She has also been in numerous group exhibitions and has been a finalist and an award winner in art prize competitions.
Ioulia Terizis is a multidisciplinary artist working across photography, drawing, collage and sculpture. Her recent work leverages photography as a sculptural and drawing material to engage with questions of materiality, form and the nature and processes of perception. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from UNSW and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. She has recently been selected as a finalist for the Wyndham Art Prize, Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award and the Paramor Prize: Art and Innovation. A founding director of STACKS Projects, she has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally and will present a solo exhibition at Manuka Arts Centre in Canberra in May 2017.