Meet the 2023
Tatiara Art Prize Judges
Lauren Mustillo is the Visual Arts Manager at Country Arts SA, where she oversees the touring exhibition program and collaborates with artists to commission new work, develop exhibitions, and provide professional development opportunities to nurture their professional and creative growth.
Lauren holds a Master of Curatorial and Museum Studies from the University of Adelaide and since graduating in 2013 has held curatorial and administrative roles across the arts in South Australia, including at Carclew and Guildhouse.
Lauren sits on the Board of SALA Festival and was recently awarded a Darling Travel Grant to undertake research into artist-centred programs that nurture creative outcomes delivered in non-traditional spaces.
Rebecca Evans is the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Curator of Decorative Arts & Design. She is responsible for the Gallery’s extensive collection of Australian and international decorative arts object, dating from antiquity to contemporary, a collection that includes ceramics, glass, furniture, metalwork, jewellery, fashion and textiles. Prior to joining the Gallery in 2016 she was Assistant Curator, Decorative Arts and Design (2008-2016) at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Rebecca has strong interests in contemporary and historic fashion, textiles and jewellery. She recently curated the exhibition Milton Moon, crafting modernism and edited the accompanying publication.
Evans lives in the Adelaide foothills on Kaurna land with the great loves of her life - her twin boys and partner.
Director of Hamilton Gallery, Joshua White has a Master of Creative Industries from the University of Newcastle and more than 14 years’ experience in the culture sector. Prior to joining Hamilton Gallery, Joshua held senior positions in the public gallery sector in New South Wales, including Public Art Project Leader for Lake Macquarie City Council, Curator at Gosford Regional Gallery and Technical Officer of Newcastle Art Gallery.
At Hamilton Gallery, Joshua delivers an engaging visual arts program and is responsible for one of regional Victoria’s most unique and important collections. Spanning almost 10,000 objects, the collection has four key collection areas with strengths in Japanese, Chinese, Australian and European Art. Joshua is focused on expanding Hamilton Gallery’s First Nations Collection and is continually building its holdings of works by living artists through a series of ongoing commissions.
Joshua has an interest in best practice governance models for cultural facilities, with a particular emphasis on local government owned and operated public galleries.