David Burnett
Curator, International Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

David Burnett has been Curator, International Art at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art since 2002 and has contributed to the development
of curatorial direction, exhibition strategies and acquisition program for the two sites of the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. He was involved with the Millennium Arts Project – Queensland Cultural Centre as Curator,
Public Art from 2005–06 and the commissioning of major works for GOMA
and the State Library of Queensland. He has been active in the curatorial development of major exhibitions including the Andy Warhol retrospective for December 2007 – March 2008 and has been a member of the curatorial teams for recent exhibitions such as 21st Century: Art in the First Decade,
Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams from the Centre Pompidou,
Paris and Matisse: Drawing Life.

Burnett has regularly published essays for Gallery publications and catalogues and has recently coordinated the reinstallation of the historical International Collections in newly refurbished spaces at the Queensland Art Gallery.

Dr Laini Burton
Lecturer, Digital Media, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

Dr Laini Burton is a Lecturer in Digital Media at the Queensland College of Art. Her research focuses on critical examination of the human body in visual culture, as well as the construction of national identity in contemporary Australian art practice. In 2011, Laini was the recipient of an Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching at Griffith University where she has been active in developing curricula for undergraduate courses.

Laini has forthcoming publications with Inter-Disciplinary.Net on abjection and the monstrous in popculture figure Lady Gaga's fashion and performance, as well a Special Edition with Intellect Journals' Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty on Masquerade and Fashion, along with cultural theorist Professor Efrat Tseelon from the University of Leeds, UK. Laini's own art practice examines the paradoxesof balancing career and family and the desire to 'have it all'.

Emma Bain
Director, Redland Art Gallery

Emma Bain is Director of Redland Art Gallery at Redland City Council and has managed the gallery as part of this role since 2005. Emma joined council's cultural development department in 2003 and prior to this 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 complete 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. Recently Emma was the successful recipient of the Museum and Gallery Services Mentorship Program where she worked at the National Gallery of Australia with the Travelling Exhibitions team.

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. Under Emma's management Redland Art Gallery won the 2011 Excellence in Arts, The Commonwealth Bank Business Achievement Award, 2010 Heritage and Cultural Tourism, Moreton Bay and Islands Tourism Awards and 2009 Heritage and Cultural Tourism, Redlands on Moreton Bay Tourism Awards and was a finalist for the 2011 Excellence in Tourism, The Commonwealth Bank Business Achievement Awards and 2011 and 2010 Heritage and Cultural Tourism, Queensland Tourism Awards.

Please note Emma is on 12 months maternity leave commencing
Monday 1 October 2012.