Staff

Julie Skate

CEO

Responsible for the overall operational, financial, business development and human resource management as well as creative overview of Canberra Glassworks.

Julie Skate joined the Canberra Glassworks as CEO in November 2017 and has held a variety of roles in the arts including Director, Artspace Mackay, inaugural curator of The Gallery @ BACC and Public Programs Coordinator for TarraWarra Museum of Art. She also has an extensive background as a Set Designer, designing and project managing sets for television, special and major events.

Julie currently serves as an Australia Council for the Arts Peer Assessor and Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) Peer Judge. Her qualifications include Master of Management (Arts and Cultural Management); Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Indigenous Partnerships; Graduate Diploma of Interior Design and Diploma of Art (Film & Television).

Hours: Monday to Friday
Email: Julie.Skate@canberraglassworks.com 

Aimee Frodsham

Artistic Director

The Artistic Director is responsible for managing exhibitions, artist residency and access programs, commissioning and retail areas of the Canberra Glassworks. Together with the CEO, we deliver the creative program in this dynamic facility.

Aimee Frodsham began her career as an art handler after graduating from the Glass Department at the Canberra School of Art in 1999. After working on projects such as the installation of the National Museum of Australia and Anzac Hall, Aimee moved to London to work at the V&A and followed by Tate Gallery where she worked as Planning Manager across four of Tate’s gallery sites. Since returning to Australia in 2015, Aimee has renewed her passion for glass as Program Director at the Canberra Glassworks, before moving to Parliament House to take up the position of Program Manager for the Parliament House Art Collection. Aimee has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions including  Hindmarsh Prize 2016 & 2018, Meeting Place – Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers, Design in a Decade the 1980’s and Studies with Light, featuring Kirstie Rea and Lucy Palmer.

Hours: Monday to Friday
Email: Aimee.Frodsham@canberraglassworks.com 

Rose-Mary Faulkner

Visitor Experience Supervisor

Visitor Experience (V.E) works Wednesday-Sunday in conjunction to public hours. V.E manages our retail store “Gather”, which stocks, promotes and sells Australian made glass art and production. Also acting as reception, and your first point of call, for the rest of the building.

Rose-Mary supervisors and manages our retail store “Gather” and front of house operations.

 

Hours: Wednesday – Friday
Email: rose-mary.faulkner@canberraglassworks.com 

Meagan Jones

Visitor Experience

Visitor Experience (V.E) works Wednesday-Sunday in conjunction to public hours. V.E manages our retail store “Gather”, which stocks, promotes and sells Australian made glass art and production. Also acting as reception, and your first point of call, for the rest of the building.

Meagan supervisors and manages the retail store Gather and front of house operations during the weekend, including booking visitors into a range of public programs, maintaining a high quality of visitor experience, as well as supervising the Visitor Experience team, which includes casual staff and volunteers.

Meagan graduated with a Bachelor of Design in 2014 from the University of South Australia and completed a Master of Arts & Cultural Management in 2016, also from the University of South Australia.

Hours: Saturday & Sunday
Email: Meagan.Jones@canberraglassworks.com 

Louis Grant

Marketing & Digital Engagement Administrator

Louis manages Canberra Glassworks social media accounts, handles website administration with digital partners CRE8IVE, and assists with digital & print marketing. This role collaborates and assists other staff, artists and business with photography, design or digital needs to allow a continuity in branding for the glassworks.

Louis is a practicing artist and runs his own small business, Louis Grant Creative. Louis regularly works for other glass artists in the local community, as well as being a teaching assistant locally and overseas.

Louis graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Art in 2016 from the ANU School of Art Glass workshop, and  Honours in 2018.

Hours: Tuesday to Thursday
Email: Louis.Grant@canberraglassworks.com 

Justine McLaren

Artistic Programs Coordinator

Justine works with the Artistic Director and Technical team in our residencies and exhibition programming as well as helping to facilitate artists in booking equipment and facility hire. Justine assists in the planning, maintenance and administration of the workshop areas including Hotshop, Coldshops, Mouldroom, Flameworking, Sandblasting and Neon areas.

She has a background in sculpture, and has worked in Visitor Services at both the National Arboretum and the National Archives of Australia.

Hours: Tuesday to Friday
Email: artistic.programs@canberraglassworks.com / Justine.McLaren@canberraglassworks.com

Jacqueline Knight

Production & Commissions

Jacqueline works in Production and Commissions at Canberra Glassworks. Providing her insight and understanding as a maker, Jacqueline carefully handles any enquiries for production, private and corporate commissions, corporate gifts, awards and trophies. Jacqueline liaises with clients, designers, craftspeople and makers to achieve high quality products & commissions.

Jacqueline Knight is an Australian glass artist; she is a glassblower, neonbender, kilnworker and coldworker.  In 2002 Jacqueline graduated from the Canberra School of Art, ANU and in 2005 Jacqueline graduated from the Jamfactory Contemporary Craft and Design Center in Adelaide.  In 2008, she received her MFA from Alfred University, NY USA.   Prior to coming to the Glassworks Jacqueline was Adjunct Professor at Massart (Massachusetts College of Art & Design) in Boston, MA and Visiting Lecturer at Salem State University, Salem MA. She has also taught at Pittsburgh Glass Center, TA’d at Pilchuck Glass School and the Corning Museum of Glass.

Hours: Monday to Thursday
Email: Production@canberraglassworks.com / Jacqueline.Knight@canberraglassworks.com

Pulkit Raichura

Finance Manager

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Email: Pulkit.Raichura@canberraglassworks.com 

Adrian Slabuszewski

Accountant

Adrian works as an accountant all-rounder responsible for accounts receivable, payable, payroll and other. He graduated from Kozminski University in Warsaw obtaining a Master of Finance and Accountancy. He has extensive experience in finance, logistics and IT. Adrian works closely with CEO Julie and Finance Manager Pulkit to develop budgets and financial policies. He is dedicated to improve workflow and simplify processes.

Hours: Monday to Friday
Email: Adrian.Slabuszewski@canberraglassworks.com 

Tom Rowney

Technical Manager

Tom has been making, repairing and maintaining glass studio equipment both in Australia and overseas for over 20 years. He was the first tech employed at Canberra Glassworks and is still currently working to keep the equipment running for the many artists and visitors to the Facility.

Hours: Monday to Thursday
Email: Tom.Rowney@canberraglassworks.com 

Jonathan Ely

Technician

Hours: Wednesday to Saturday
Email: Jonathan.Ely@canberraglassworks.com