Christina Davidson has over 25 years experience in arts administration and a wide knowledge of contemporary Australian and international art. She has specialised in cross-cultural liaison with a focus on contemporary Australian Indigenous art. Christina has worked as the Chief Executive Officer of ANKAAA since September 2007. Her role involves working with the ANKAAA directors and membership to fully develop and implement the ANKAAA vision and Business and Strategic Plan according to the priorities and values identified by the members. Christina’s role ensures accountability to the Board of Directors, reporting on finances, staffing services and progress against the Business Plan and other matters in accordance with the constitution. Christina’s previous roles have included academic posts at the art colleges of the Universities of Sydney and Melbourne.
Administration Officer & PA to CEO
Belinda moved to the NT in late 2010 and began working with ANKAAA in late 2011. She has extensive administration experience in a range of fields. Belinda also studied Photography at RMIT, Art History at the University of Adelaide and is currently working towards her Masters degree in Arts and Entertainment Management at Deakin University.
Resource and Development Officer
Frances began working with ANKAAA in January 2015. Her role prior to this was at Indigenous corporations Ngurratjuta and Ingkerreke in Alice Springs, working as a media advisor across a range of related companies. She has also worked in Indigenous corporations in Redfern, Sydney, and in the Northern Territory Public Service. Frances has a degree in Media and Communications and Art History from the University of Sydney.
Resource & Development Officer
Jonathon began working at ANKAAA as the Indigenous Trainee in 2010. When he completed his 1-year traineeship, he stayed with ANKAAA as a Resource and Development Support Officer for a year, then progressed to his current position as Resource and Development Officer. Jonathon has helped to support and deliver many ANKAAA programs, such as the Arts Worker Extension Program, while also providing support in the office. Jonathon studied at Charles Darwin University, graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Art and followed up with Honours degree in Visual Art. Since at ANKAAA, Jonathan has also completed Certificate 4 in training, participated in the National Gallery of Australia Westfarmers Indigenous arts leadership program and completed training in mentorship with the Australian Indigenous leadership centre. Jonathon is also a practicing illustrator and animator.
Cultural Legacy Initiative Manager
Guy comes to us from Cairns, where he has been working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities on cultural/community development projects in the Far North Queensland region for over 13 years; much of which has been with UMI Arts in Cairns. He was an ANKAAA Resource and Development Officer in 2014 and now managers our Cultural Legacy suite of programs. Guy is a registered trainer in Cert III Media (photo, video, sound), a graphic designer by trade and holds a Social Sciences degree in community development and anthropology (James Cook University).
Arts Worker Extension Program Coordinator
Dion Teasdale is an Art Centre consultant and arts project manager working as a trainer and project support officer with ANKAAA on the 2014 Arts Worker Extension Program. Dion was manager of Elcho Island Arts in Arnhem Land from late 2008 until early 2011, and for the past 4 years has run his own arts project consulting business, Camp Dog Arts. In this time Dion has worked for a range of remote community Art Centres across WA and in the NT including Mangkaja Arts (Fitzroy Crossing) Ngurra Arts (Ngumpan and Wangkatjungka) in The Kimberley, Papulankutja Artists (Blacktone) and Warakurna Artists (Ngaatjatjarra Lands). Dion has also undertaken projects with key Indigenous visual art industry organisations such as ANKAAA and the Indigenous Art Code, and was interim Studio Manager at Short Street Gallery in late 2011. Dion was involved in the evaluation of the 2011-12 Arts Worker Extension Program, and has been a key program facilitator during 2013 and 2014 Arts Worker extension Programs. In 2014 Dion is also taking up co-ordination of the ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Graduate Program.