TRAILS 2022 judging panel comprises Joshua White, Serena Wong and Gareth Colliton, providing a breadth of experience and knowledge in determining the two major prize winners.
Arts and Cultural Development Officer for City of Mount Gambier
Currently working as the Arts and Cultural Development Officer for City of Mount Gambier and curator for the Riddoch Art Gallery, Serena has a Masters in Art History and Masters in Curatorial Studies from The University of Adelaide.
She was the Assistant for 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart, and the Assistant Curator 2015 TARNANTHI Festival for Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
She was the Project Space Curator at CACSA, Project Coordinator for SALA and a Co-director for FELTspace Gallery. In 2019 she travelled to the Venice Biennale as an Emerging Arts Professional with Australia Council of the Arts and took part in the curators forum for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.
As a published arts writer and independent curator, Serena is particularly interested in audience engagement and facilitating new ways for people to interact with, and enjoy art, and what that looks like in the 21st Century.
Artistic Director Hamilton Art Gallery
Joshua White is the Artistic Director at the Hamilton Art Gallery. With a Master of Creative Industries he has spent close to ten years working within the cultural sector on the east coast of NSW. Joshua has been involved in restoration, preservation and conservation of significant artworks and artefacts while at the Morpeth Conservation Company.
He worked in the install and collection audit team at Newcastle Art Gallery, and then as lead installation technician and steward of the gallery’s prestigious collection. Joshua was Curator at Gosford Regional Gallery in 2015 and Urban and Public Art Project Leader for Lake Macquarie City Council in 2018.
A multidisciplinary artist
Gareth Colliton is a multi-disciplinary artist working across diverse media to explore ideas around cultural norms, value systems and human relationships. He is a founding member of The F Project artist run initiative and One Day Studios, a not for profit media studio that aims to build pathways for young people into the creative industries.
His artwork is held in several public collections, and has been shortlisted for prominent competitions including the Moran Prize and the Salon des Refuses.
Portrait of the artist by Jack Wilkins.