Our Committee

Representing the needs of Western Australia’s collecting sector

Important notice: As a result of the social distancing restrictions enforced for the COVID-19 pandemic, AMaGA Western Australia has postponed the Annual Meeting until the end of year. All current Committee Members will hold their positions until this meeting when the planned elections for 2020 will be held.

Christen Bell – President

Christen is Curator at City of Armadale History House Museum and Bert Tyler Vintage Machinery Museum and has 23 years experience in industry. He is a member of the Local Government Curators Network. He was part of the organising committee for the 2011 Museums Australia National Conference in Perth and is heading up the organisation of the 2021 conference. He brings skills in good museum practice, including collections management, digitisation and visitor engagement.

Jenny Scott – Vice President

Jenny Scott is a writer, curator and arts advocate who has spent more than a decade working across cultural institutions on Noongar Boodja. She is currently the Museum Team Leader and Curator at the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre, a Board Member for the Stirling Street Arts Centre, and a member of the Bunbury Town Team. Jenny is passionate about good governance in the arts and culture sectors, working to decolonise the museum, and the roles museums and galleries can play as inclusive and accessible community spaces.

Amy Rumble

Amy Rumble – Secretary

Amy is a Principal Associate at Bennett + Co, a specialist corporate and commercial law firm in Western Australia.  Amy’s background is in intellectual property law and commercial litigation and she brings her specialised legal knowledge, strategic planning and communication skills and an avid interest in the arts to her role as a member of the WA Committee.

Jane King

Jane is the Gallery Manager at John Curtin Gallery. She is the Vice President of The North Midlands Project, represents the Collections Sector on FutureNow’s Industry Advisory Group, and was a founding board member of the Chamber of Arts and Culture in Western Australia. Jane has degrees in Economics and Fine Art, and a postgraduate Diploma in Management. In 2015 Jane attended the Museum Leadership Program at Macquarie University. On behalf of her organisation, Jane received the 2009 WA Business and the Arts Partnership Award. Jane was a State finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2014.

Marani Greatorex

My name is Marani Greatorex, and I am a proud Jabirr Jabirr, Nyikina woman from Broome. I graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2018, holding a BA in Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage. I currently work at the WA Museum Boola Bardip as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Project Officer alongside our Senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisor, assisting with supporting the Museum’s regional and metropolitan sites on a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters, including project support, the development of programs and content with ATSI focus. I’m very passionate about the culture and arts sector and the opportunities it can give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to be able to share knowledge through story-telling and cultural expression, as a vehicle to maintaining and transmitting culture.

Rikki Clarke

Rikki is the Director of Creative Spaces and an expert in the fields of interpretation and exhibition design. With over 15 years of design and management roles in Australia and the UK, Rikki has extensive experience working on projects that tell meaningful stories of people and place. She has extensive networks with local community groups, councils and individuals throughout WA.

Louella Hayes

Louella Hayes is an arts manager and writer based in Perth. Louella currently works as Fundraising Manager at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, having previously worked in senior roles for Perth Festival and Sculpture by the Sea. Her experience spans exhibition curation, event management, strategic community alignments and development. Louella is also a freelance arts writer and regular editorial contributor to Artist Profile magazine. She has contributed writing to Art Collector magazine, local news and independent creative projects. She is currently completing a Master of Business specialising in Arts and Cultural Management at Deakin University.

Erica Persak

Erica is the Executive Administrator for the Kerry Stokes Collection and, having previously worked at the National Gallery, she has extensive experience in collections management. She has an Arts Honours Graduate (History) from the Australian National University, Canberra (1977); a Graduate Diploma of Librarianship (1979), a Graduate Certificate in Management Studies (1996) from the University of Canberra and Post Graduate degree in Art History from the Australian National University (2006).

Alex Moir

I am currently conducting Postgraduate research in Forensic Chemistry and Corrosion Engineering at Curtin University, with a focus on metals conservation and corrosion mitigation in Cultural Heritage collections. I have a Master of Studies (Art History, Curatorial Studies, and Heritage) from the Australian National University, Canberra, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Australia, alongside Post Graduate Certificates in Business, and Corrosion Engineering. I am passionate about promoting our incredible WA collections in new, creative and engaging ways whilst always prioritising care of collections and inclusion of current conservation practices.

Prue Griffin

Prue has extensive experience in researching and preparing content for museum displays relating to wide range of topics. She has worked with local communities across the state. Prue brings an understanding of how regional groups grapple with management, the diversity of collections, and preparing displays for audiences.