Daniel Mafe
Daniel Mafe is currently a senior lecturer in visual art for the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT and is represented by Jan Manton Art in Brisbane. Daniel lived and exhibited in London from 1979 until 1990 when he then returned to Brisbane. He completed postgraduate studies in painting at the Royal Academy in 1983–6 and in 1986 was the winner of the Europe Prize for Painting in Ostende, Belgium. In 1987 Daniel completed a painting fellowship at the Gloucestershire College of Art and Technology in Cheltenham. Daniel has continued to exhibit regularly since his return to Australia and is represented in public collections including the Museum of Fine Art, Ostende, Belgium, the Queensland Art Gallery, Artbank, and Bailleau-Myer Collection in the Museum of Modern Art at Heide Park. In 2004 Daniel completed a large scale floor commission for the new atrium as part of the Royal Brisbane Herston Hospitals Art Built-in Project, as well as a book entitled Working Spaces: Arts Practice in Progress which focuses on the nature of arts practice through the work of four Brisbane artists.

Louise Martin-Chew
Louise Martin-Chew is a senior arts writer who has worked in the visual arts industry for over twenty years. Louise worked with the national touring agency Art Exhibitions Australia from 1986 to 1990, becoming Editorial Manager of Art and Australia journal in 1990 until 1992. Since then she has worked as a freelance writer from a Brisbane base. Louise has contributed regularly to The Australian newspaper since 1996, and writes for national art magazines, catalogues and books. In the Australian Indigenous area Louise has recently written on the work of Dorothy Napangardi and Alick Tipoti and on urban Aboriginal artists including Judy Watson, Fiona Foley, Richard Bell and Vernon Ah Kee. Louise contributed two essays to The Heart of Everything: The Art and Artists of Mornington & Bentinck Islands. This book, published by McCulloch & McCulloch Australian Art Books, will be launched at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane on 17 May, 2008.

Emma Bain
Emma Bain is Coordinator Cultural Development and Art Gallery at Redland City Council and has managed Redland Art Gallery as part of this role since 2005. Emma joined council’s cultural development department in 2003 as Gallery and Cultural Development Assistant. Prior to this Emma worked as a designer in the design and exhibition departments at the Queensland Art Gallery. Emma studied at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University majoring in design. Following her studies Emma completed an arts administration traineeship at the Queensland Art Gallery, later returning to the Queensland College of Art to commence her honours year. Emma’s honours thesis directly related to her design work at the Queensland Art Gallery and she was awarded a Griffith Award for Academic Excellence. Emma coordinates a demanding exhibition and public programs schedule and has curated a number of successful solo, group, and children’s exhibitions by emerging, local and established Australian artists.