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The Team

Maree Di Pasquale
Director and CEO

Maree commenced the role of Director and CEO of the Melbourne Art Foundation in June 2017, having previously returned to Melbourne for the role of Director of Strategic Partnerships, MCB Visit Victoria (2016-2017). She was a founding Director of Art Central Hong Kong (2014-2016) and Assistant Director of Sydney Contemporary and Melbourne Art Fair (2012-2014).

Maree has also delivered public programs for Abu Dhabi Art Fair (2009 and 2010 editions) and the Saadiyat Island Cultural District, working with curators, artists and academics at Agence France-Muséums, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the British Museum to develop exhibition programs for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Zayed National Museum. Maree has a BA Visual Arts QUT, MA Marketing from Melbourne Business School and is Board Member for 4A Centre of Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney.

Nicole Kenning
Marketing Director

Nicole has over 15 years’ experience working for high profile commercial and not for profit arts organisations in the UK and Australia including Christie's London, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Mossgreen Auction House & Art Gallery, Melbourne. At Christie's, Nicole managed marketing campaigns for the prestigious Impressionist, Modern Post-War & Contemporary Art auctions as well as international campaigns for Christie's Switzerland, Middle-East & Russia. At Heide Museum of Modern Art, Nicole managed campaigns for exhibitions, including the highly successful Louise Bourgeois exhibition, as well as membership, public and education program campaigns.

Rhiannon Broomfield
Senior Publicist

Rhiannon is a PR professional with more than 15 years experience working for high profile arts and corporate organisations including Christie’s, Bonhams, Reuters and Microsoft in the UK and Australia. At Christie’s Rhiannon managed the UK press team, overseeing campaigns for high profile auctions including The Princess Margaret Collection, Claude Monet, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. In Australia, she handled publicity for Bonhams’ record-breaking auction of the Grundy Collection and delivered public relations campaigns in her role as PR Director at Articulate for high profile arts and design names such as MPavilion, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Kerry Phelan Design Office, Mossgreen and Bundanon Trust.

Rachel Ciesla
Administrator, Galleries and Programs

Rachel has worked in the contemporary arts sector across a variety of curatorial, marketing and administrative roles. With an interest in critically-engaged practices that address issues of identity and community, she has delivered a broad range of exhibitions, public artworks and public programs, working as a consulting coordinator for Artsource (Perth) and as General Manager of ARI, Paper Mountain (Perth). Rachel is undertaking a MA Curatorship at the University of Melbourne and holds a BA in Art History from the University of Western Australia.