INDIVIDUALS: PAID STAFF
FINALIST: Justin Bishop, former Director, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns
Justin’s professionalism and commitment to regional arts in Queensland across his career is remarkable. His dedication to artists, arts workers and arts organisations, and his approach to meaningful engagement with communities, has contributed significantly to the growth of the sector in our state.
With an understanding of the issues affecting the arts sector, Justin has generously shared his knowledge and expertise including: providing training and mentorship to the Tablelands Regional Gallery staff and volunteers; contributing to the delivery of the Douglas Shire Council Arts Strategy; serving on various industry boards; and volunteering his time and knowledge towards educating and improving standards as a Reviewer for Museums & Galleries Queensland’s Standard Review Program over four years.
Justin also demonstrates a significant commitment to the recognition and promotion of Far North Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Cr Rick Baberowski, Sunshine Coast Council with Justin Bishop – Finalist of Individuals: Paid Staff category. Photograph by Krista Eppelstun, courtesy of Museums & Galleries Queensland.